We Can Build a Better America Together
The United States is home to the world’s largest prison population. As “tough on crime” laws have put an unprecedented number of non-violent offenders behind bars in recent years, our neighborhoods feel no more secure.
The NAACP advocates for smarter, results-based criminal justice policies to keep our communities safe, including treatment for addiction and mental health problems, judicial discretion in sentencing, and an end to racial disparities at all levels of the system.
Please join us. We can build a better America together.
NAACP Interim President and CEO, Lorraine Miller was a part of a delegation that met with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to discuss ways to fight gun violence.
We already knew this to be a moral certainty, but now a federal court agrees: New York's controversial Stop and Frisk policy is a violation of our constitutional rights.
Last night, the New York City Council voted in favor of the Community Safety Act--effectively ending the Stop and Frisk policy in NYC. Last year, the NAACP led thousands of activists on a silent march through the streets on NYC to Mayor Bloomberg's residence. We marched along with dozens of other progressive organizations to demand an end to New York City's stop and frisk policy.
New York State Conference of the NAACP, joined by 1199 SEIU, the National Action Network, and the NYCLU sent a letter to the members of the New York City Council encouraging them to vote yes on several policing bills that are a part of the Community Safety Act