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Issues Affecting Prince George's County

Civic Engagement

Get Out The Vote (GOTV) 


CLICK HERE to view our Branch GOTV Promotional Flyer for more information on how you can #GetInvolved!


CLICK HERE to find out how you (or your youth) can earn up to 100+ SSL hours by volunteering with our Branch! 

Criminal Justice

 

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.

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. CLICK HERE to view the NAACP Criminal Justice Fact Sheet

Economic Opportunity

The NAACP Economic Department recognizes the importance of the economy and economic issues in advancing an equal opportunity society and aims to address the challenging economic realities facing our country including poverty, lack of jobs and disproportionate high unemployment, lack of affordable housing, foreclosures, etc. The NAACP Economic Department’s work enhances the capacity of African Americans and other underserved groups through financial economic education; individual and community asset building initiatives; diversity and inclusion in business hiring, career advancement and procurement; and monitoring financial banking practices. 

Education

The NAACP works to ensure that all disadvantaged students and students of color are on the path to college or a successful career by ensuring access to great teaching, equitable resources, and a challenging curriculum. We are dedicated to eliminating the severe racial inequities that continue to plague our education system. Our ultimate goal is that every student of color receives a quality public education that prepares him or her to be a contributing member of a democracy.

Health

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Prince George’s County, in the state of Maryland and in the country. But although heart disease related deaths are decreasing overall in the country, it remains a major health concern for our residents in Gorgeous Prince George’s. 


CLICK HERE to view our Health Committee's Latest Monthly E-News Flyer!

Housing

Prince George's County Tenant Resources:

  • Application Process
    Find the preference system of guidelines and selection process for choosing residents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
  • Denials/Terminations
    Find a list of reasons the Housing Authority will deny program assistance for an applicant, or terminate program assistance for a participant.
  • Moving Process
    Applicants in the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program may elect to move to a new unit or rent from their current owner.
  • Responsibilities
    Learn more about the requirements for Section 8 voucher program participants to the owner, the Housing Authority and other legal obligations.
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

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Local Advocacy Initiatives

CLICK HERE to view Presentation on "Money Bail"

Prince George's County NAACP Press Release - Jan 22, 2018 (pdf)

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Advancing Bail Reform -1.26.18 (pdf)

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AMP Creeks Council Flyer (pdf)

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Senate Bill #302 -Accountability in Education Act of 2018 (pdf)

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Maryland-2018-HB196-Introduced (pdf)

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SoCoEdForum Press Release (pdf)

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