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As the President of the Illinois State Conference of the NAACP, I am honored to share with you our mission and vision for advancing equity, justice, and equality throughout our great state. At the core of our work lies a steadfast commitment to ensuring the rights and dignity of all individuals, regardless of race, creed.

Our mission is to achieve equity, political rights, and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices that expand human and civil rights, eliminate discrimination, and accelerate the well-being, education, and economic security of Black people and all persons of color.

Advocating for policies that dismantle systemic racism and promote equal opportunities for all individuals.

Empowering communities through education, awareness, and grassroots mobilization.

Fighting against racial injustice in all its forms, including but not limited to police brutality, voter suppression, and economic disparities.

Providing resources and support to those who have been marginalized or oppressed, amplifying their voices and advocating for their rights.

Collaborating with government agencies, community organizations, and allies to enact meaningful change and create a more just and equitable society.

Our vision is to envision an inclusive community rooted in liberation where all persons can exercise their civil and human rights without discrimination.

A society where systemic barriers to equality have been dismantled, and justice is accessible to all.

Communities that are inclusive, diverse, and respectful of the rights and perspectives of every individual.

Educational institutions that provide equitable opportunities for all students, regardless of their socioeconomic status or zip code.

Economic systems that promote fairness and prosperity for every member of society, particularly those who have historically been marginalized or disadvantaged.

A criminal justice system that is unbiased, rehabilitative, and focused on promoting public safety and community well-being.

As we embark on this journey toward a more just and equitable future, I call upon every citizen of Illinois to join us in this critical work. Together, we can build a state and a nation where justice, equality, and opportunity are not just ideals but fundamental realities for all.

In solidarity,

Theodis Pace, President,
Illinois State Conference of the NAACP