Giving a Voice to the Voiceless
Celebrating 100 years of advocacy, the NAACP
Mission To ensure political, educational, economic and social equality and to eliminate race-based discrimination for all persons.
Vision To ensure a society in which all individuals are guaranteed equal rights without discrimination based on race.
History Founded in 1916, the Sacramento Branch NAACP mission and vision has been maintained by dedicated men and women and has dramatically changed the lives and landscape of the region while all the while keeping the NAACP alive and relevant.
While we have made many accomplishments as an organization and as Black people there is still much to do. The Greater Sacramento NAACP is committed to make the Sacramento Region the safest place to live in California and a model of community policing, demonstrated by a measurable decrease in crime and a measurable increase in community engagement. The Greater Sacramento NAACP is poised to unite the community to bring about systematic changes with solution based recommendations.
The National and Local Branches play a vital role in voter registration and in addressing human and civil rights issues. NAACP – 21st Century Game Changers focused areas are:
(1) Economic Stability
(4) Public Safety and Criminal Justice
(5) Voting Rights and Public Education
(6) Expanding Youth and Young Adult Engagement
The Greater Sacramento NAACP through its mission to bring about justice for all, will continue to illuminate the truth, remind us our past and will lead us to our future. We will continue to work in partnership to leverage our community strengths and will take note of past lessons to guide us through.
The Greater Sacramento NAACP partners with: California Black Chamber of Commerce; Greater Sacramento Urban League; Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento Observer, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Asian Pacific-Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA), (partial listing)