NAACP Tri-State Conference
P.O. Box 26622
Salt Lake City, UT
Tel: (801) 250-5088
The NAACP was founded in 1909 and is the largest civil
rights organization in the country. In 1909, the NAACP commenced what has become its legacy of fighting legal battles to win
social justice for African-Americans and indeed, for all Americans. The most significant of these battles were fought and
won under the leadership of Charles Hamilton Houston and his student and protégée, Thurgood Marshall.
The NAACP's Legal Department focuses on class actions and other cases of broad significance in areas including employment,
education, housing, environmental justice, criminal law and voting.
Tri-State Conference of Idaho, Nevada and Utah web-site is a great way to publicize our work. We will inform the public about new
charters, keep members informed of issues in each state, and attract a broader audience. We will use this site to get
the word out about our organization and create a better sense of community among our members. We will also outreach into
the communities to increase memberships in our Adult Branches, College Chapters and Youth Councils. In areas where there are
no College Chapters or Youth Councils, we will work to charter these units. Membership in the NAACP is open to everyone, contrary
to the beliefs that it is only for African Americans.
Our Mission and Vision
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is
to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred
and racial discrimination.
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial
NAACP 5 Game Changers for the 21st Century
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. Inspired by the force and
commitment of The Call of 1909, which denounced the growing oppression of people of color and mobilized thousands to work
to bring this discrimination to an end, the NAACP seeks to establish a strategic direction as it embarks on developing The
New Call for the 21st Century.
In the fall of 2011, the NAACP launched a process to develop its strategic direction
and plan, creating a powerful vision for the future, and setting organizational goals that would focus its work for the 21st
The five NAACP Game Changers below address the major areas of inequality facing African Americans that
are the focus of the NAACP’s work.
A chance to live the
American Dream for all.
Every person will have equal opportunity to achieve economic success, sustainability, and
A free, high-quality, public education for all.
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.
for all Americans including a healthy life and high-quality health care.
Everyone will have equal access to affordable,
high-quality health care, and racially disparate health outcomes will end.
Safety and Criminal Justice
Equitable dispensation of justice for all.
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
enhance voting rights and fair 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.
Making these game changers a reality will require the Board of Directors’ leadership, broad outreach in venues
such as regional and state conferences, an effective program to educate national, state, and local leaders about the plan
and participation of the units.
Below are links to Branches within the NAACP
|Join the NAACP Today!
|NAACP: Affirming America's Promise
NAACP Tri-State Conference News:
We are proud to announce that the NAACP Tri-State Conference
of Idaho, Nevada and Utah will be held September 16-18, 2016 at the Reno Circus Circus Hotel and Casino, 500 N. Sierra St.,
Reno, Nevada 89503.
There will be a cost associated with the following events. The Reception will
begin Friday, September 16, at 6:00 p.m. followed with a meeting. Saturday, September 17, activities will begin at 8:00 a.m.
with breakfast, followed by civil rights workshops, lunch at noon, workshops until 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. The convention
will end Sunday with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. followed with a business meeting.
See Conference details for information. For questions, contact Jeanetta Williams, President NAACP Tri-State Conference of
Idaho, Nevada and Utah by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (801) 250-5088.