We Are a Local branch of the Renowned, 110-Year-Old NAACP Serving Boulder, Colorado
WHO WE ARE
The oldest and boldest civil rights organization in the nation.
For more than a century the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has worked to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The Boulder County Branch meets regularly, on the ﬁrst Monday of each month to further the NAACP’s mission.
Ongoing eﬀorts and activities are discussed, as are opportunities for members and volunteers to become more involved. Committees are where it’s at; they are how we move the work forward.
Attend our next meeting and let us turn your passion for social justice into direct, actionable policy directives and interventions. Today’s the day. See you soon.
NATIONAL GAME CHANGERS
Our six NAACP Game Changers below address the major areas of inequality facing African Americans that are the focus of the NAACP’s work. The Boulder County chapter works locally to make an impact in our community.
— Economic Sustainability
Every person will have equal opportunity to achieve economic success, sustainability, and financial security.
Every child will receive a free, high quality, equitably-funded, public pre-K and K-12 education followed by diverse opportunities for accessible, affordable vocational or university education.
Everyone will have equal access to affordable, high-quality health care, and racially disparate health outcomes will end.
— Public Safety and Criminal Justice
Disproportionate incarceration, racially motivated policing strategies, and racially biased, discriminatory, and mandatory minimum sentencing will end. Incarceration will be greatly reduced and communities will be safer. The death penalty will be abolished at the state and federal level, as well as in the military.
— Voting Rights and Political Representation
Every American will have free, open, equal, and protected access to the vote and fair representation at all levels of the political process. By protecting democracy, enhancing equity, and increasing democratic participation and civic engagement, African Americans will be proportionally elected to political office.
— Expanding Youth and Young Adult Engagement
The NAACP is expanding the presence of youth consciousness in every aspect of the Association through significant attention to expanding engagement with key age demographic (1979 and after). Young adult engagement will be key in policy research, development and advocacy on all levels. Greater support is being made to enhance the capacity of local units to recruit, engage, train and retain young adults. Innovative approaches are being taken on young adult membership and program engagement.