WHO WE ARE
Members of the NAACP, in keeping with the charge of our founders, stand against all forms of injustice.
The United States of America, built by us all, belongs to all of us. The repayment for our labor is equity and justice for all.
The NAACP will continue to fight for justice until all, without regard to race, gender, creed or religion enjoy equal status.
The vision of the Des Moines Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race in the Des Moines Metro.
The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution – the principal objectives of the Association shall be:
To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the National NAACP’s Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.
The mission of the Des Moines Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination in all areas of our lives here in the Des Moines Metro.