Membership is the life blood of the NAACP.
We are only able to do our work at the local, state and national levels because of committed members.
Five Reasons to Join the NAACP
1 The fight for freedom is not free! Your membership will help fund initiatives and programs to support our mission of racial equality and equal justice.
2. A membership in the NAACP is your opportunity to give back to the organization that has done more to change this country for the betterment of people of color, women, and the disenfranchised than any other in the nation’s history.
3. Your membership in the NAACP makes you a part of a force of 300,000 people who stand for the freedoms guaranteed in our nation’s constitution.
4. Your membership in the NAACP makes a direct and positive impact in your community when you join your local branch.
5. Your membership in the NAACP will give you access to our upcoming benefits program that provides discounts on products and services across the country.
When the NAACP is not fighting legal battles in the courtroom, it is flexing its legislative muscle by lobbying congress. “In its consistent effort to sway members of Congress, the NAACP has relied upon the normal group techniques: lobbying face-to-face before Congressional committees and individual Congressmen and their staffs, ‘backstopping’ friendly legislators by drafting bills; and building up grassroots support for the group cause.” The NAACP’s ability to facilitate the political process needed to impact social reform and change is, to this day, the cornerstone of the civil rights movement’s ability to influence large-scale policy change.