A Charity You Should Get Involved With: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Day 3 and we're going strong!

Today's charity to get involved with is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (better known as the NAACP).

About the NAACP

According to its website, "the mission 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."

But, even more than that, the NAACP strives to:

  • Ensure equality of all citizens, regardless of race
  • Eliminate race prejudice
  • Help enforce laws that secure civil rights
  • Educate citizens of their constitutional rights and encourage them to take action

That's something I can get behind 100%, and I think this is going to be one of the largest issues we need to pay attention to in the next four years. We are all immigrants in this country -- black, white, Muslim, this is our home. And we need to do our best to make sure it's a fair place for everyone to exist together, as equals.

How to Get Involved with the NAACP

You can become a member, find your local unit and donate to the NAACP.

Image via NAACP website.