During 2018, the Greater Indianapolis NAACP Branch 3053 has worked to safeguard civil rights and the advancement of communities of color through the following activities:
Victory for Voters! 6 Early Voting Sites for Marion County this Fall: The NAACP and Common Cause sued to gain equal access to early voting in Marion County. Voters had six additional early voting satellite locations in Marion County for the fall election.
Ethnic Studies Standards Set for Indiana Schools: The NAACP, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and educators collaborated to create standards for the new ethnic studies course. Starting with the 2018-2019 school year, the first ethnic studies courses that meet these standards must be offered in all Indiana high schools.
NAACP Calls for Reform in Wake of Failed Action to Discipline Officers Involved in Aaron Bailey Police Shooting in Indianapolis: The NAACP Indianapolis leadership called for a number of reforms to implement best practices for the use of lethal force by police.
Working to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning: At the urging of NAACP's education committee, Indianapolis Public Schools school board and Indianapolis City-County Council have passed resolutions calling for lead testing for all kindergarten and first grade students.
State Agency Recommends Denial of IPL Rate Increase: The NAACP supported the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) recommendation to deny (IPL) Indianapolis Power & Light Company’s request for an approximate $96.7 million rate increase.
Redistricting Reform Debate: The NAACP Women in NAACP co-sponsored a debate on redistricting reform with Common Cause Indiana, League of Women Voters Indiana, and Women4Change Indiana. The debate was moderated by Chrystal Ratcliffe, President, NAACP Greater Indianapolis Branch #3053 and John Krull, Director, Pulliam School of Journalism at Franklin College and host of WFYI’s No Limits.