The Prince George’s County government, the NAACP and the Prince George’s County NAACP are moving forward with their lawsuit against the U.S. Census Bureau on the basis that it is unprepared for 2020 Census, which will lead to an undercount of communities of color.
The plaintiffs, which include Prince George’s County NAACP President Robert Ross and Executive Committee Member Elizabeth Johnson, initially filed their complaint on March 28, 2018, against Census Bureau Acting Director Ron Jarmin, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and President Donald Trump.
The case, which is currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, contends communities of color, including Prince George’s County, have been repeatedly undercounted in the past.
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The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program (ECJ) supports community leadership to address human and civil rights issues resulting from environmental and climate-related causes, by advocating for these three objectives:
1. Reduce Harmful Emissions, Particularly Greenhouse Gases…
by combining action on shutting down coal plants and other toxic facilities at the local level, as well as preventing the construction of new toxic facilities; with advocacy to strengthen development, monitoring, and enforcement of regulations at federal, state, and local levels. This also includes a focus on corporate responsibility and accountability.
2. Advance Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Legislation…
by working at the state level on campaigns to pass renewable energy and energy efficiency standards while simultaneously working at the local level with businesses, unions, similarly-goaled organizations, and others on developing projects to ensure communities of color are accessing revenue-generating opportunities in the new energy economy; while providing safer, more sustainable mechanisms for managing energy needs for our communities and beyond.
3. Strengthen Community Resilience and Livability…
by working to ensure communities are equipped to engage in sustainability/climate action planning which integrates policies and practices on advancing food justice, advocating for transportation equity, upholding civil and human rights in emergency management, and facilitate participatory democracy.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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