Issues & Advocacy
The work of the NAACP started with the torch of civil rights justice and those who are serving today are carrying that vision forward. Since the national founding in 1909 and the Maricopa County founding in 1919 we have been on the forefront of social justice and change, fulfilling the promise of equal rights for all by fighting for and addressing civil rights issues in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona as a whole.
Today, this branch is proud to carry on the goals and objectives of the NAACP and continues to provide and fight for equality for all citizens in various areas.
"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We advocate for equitable local and state policies that establish education standards, allocate resources, and set priorities for education and workforce systems.
Black health matters, and our work on behalf of families has never been more urgent.
The NAACP and Maricopa County Branch is concerned about public safety and police reform at all levels.
Social Justice and
Since 1909, the NAACP has maintained a legendary legacy for fighting legal battles to win social justice for all Americans.
The NAACP Legal Department maintains an active docket of Civil Rights cases, frequently in conjunction with a team of cooperating lawyers around the nation who work daily in the courts alongside the Legal Department to address Civil Rights violations and forge the way in the fight to prevent the erosion of Civil Rights law in this country.
The Maricopa NAACP Branch may provide legal information and assistance to concerned citizens, but does not provide legal advice or legal information via e-mail. For legal advice, you should consult a local attorney.
In 2020, the branch played a critical role in voter mobilization and helped create a new political narrative, by turning the state blue with the election of now-President Joseph Biden. Since then, the branch has worked to combat several restrictive voting bills moving through the Arizona legislature, and supporting other national efforts combatting voting rights.