Public Policy

The Detroit Branch NAACP has engaged your local, state, county, and federal elected officials to impact and shape various public policies. The key areas of focus include:

  • Black Business Development
    - Access To Capital
    - Contracting Opportunities
    - Closing The Digital Divide


  • Civil Rights
    - End Racial Profiling
    - Affirmative Action, Preserve And Protect Equal Opportunity Programs


  • ¬†Consumer Protection
    - Insurance Redlining
    - Telecommunications, Privacy Protection
    - Mortgage Lending, Provide Credit Protection
    - High Interest Rates


  • Education
    - Small Classes, Technology, Parental Involvement, High Expectations And Professional Development
    - Higher Education
    - MEAP Scholarships/Lawsuits (Rep. Judy Scranton’s Bill)
    - Real School Reform


  • Election Reform
    - Redistricting And Reapportionment
    - Racial And Political Gerrymandering
    - Motor Voter Law
    - Qualified Voter File, Voting Rights Issues


  • Family
    - Child Care For Low Income Families
    - Youth Development And Mentoring
    - Protect Social Security


  • Health
    - Healthcare Insurance; Managed Care/HMO’s
    - Long term Care And Mental Health Care
    - Access To Health Care
    - Homelessness
    - Aids Prevention And Treatment


  • Housing
    - Affordable Housing and Housing Discrimination
    - Incentives For Urban Dwellers
    - Ending Predatory Lending Practices


  • Workforce Development
    - HB 5997
    - Project Fresh Start
    - Glass Ceilings And Discrimination In The Workforce
    - Quality Employer Supplied Benefits


  • Urban Core
    - Concentrated Poverty
    - Regional Transportation
    - Statewide, Regional, Federal, And Global Issues

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