Join us and an array of community organizations, educators, parents, and students as we discuss the report card recently issued by the National Urban League on each state's status in implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Arizona has not performed well and we have the data proving what many parents have known as they struggle to navigate an unfair system with their children.
Don't take our word for it. Read the reports from the National Urban League and join the discussion on May 14th.
The political climate in our nation continues to be toxic and divisive around many of the issues that are important to our members and our communities. Elections have consequences and policy makers are attempting to repeal civil rights protections, reduce regulations on big banks, and restrict school nutrition programs, just to name a few. Unified engagement is needed now with great urgency.
Understanding that we are more effective when we work together and leverage resources, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) created a social action task force to effectively coordinate voter engagement efforts in 2016. Each organization has maintained a national partnership with NAACP for decades and now commits to engaging communities collectively in local Get Out the Vote (GOTV) activities. Read more about the 2018 NPHC/NAACP partnership here.
After seeing the numbers for African Americans in Arizona, we committed to making the national partnership a local priority. Of the 188,000 eligibile African American voters in Arizona, only 91,000 are registered voters. In the last 3 presidential elections, an average of 25,000 African Americans actually voted and in the last 3 mid-term elections, only an average of 15,000 showed up to the polls. With these numbers, the African American communiy could be a deciding factor in any statewide election so we are initiating #votertakeover2018!