The NAACP, in conjunction with the Cancer Free Economy Network (CFEN), is cultivating an inclusive movement to prevent people from developing cancers associated with exposure to harmful chemicals in the places they live, work and go to school. Toxic chemical exposure has been proven to disproportionately affect people of color and those working in poverty. The long-term goal is deliberately audacious:
Within a generation we will lift the burden of cancers and other diseases by driving a dramatic and equitable transition from toxics to effective, clean and safe alternatives.
The NAACP is committed to accomplish this goal by uniting advocates and researchers working on issues as diverse as public health, fossil-fuel reduction, and socio-economic justice. As scientists know more about how toxic chemicals can cause cancer, we hope to inspire people to demand that the chemicals in our everyday lives be safe for ourselves and our families.
We are organizing our community around these three guiding principles:
Together we can make change possible!!!
SCHOOL REOPENINING: GRAVE CONCERNS/NECCESSARY CONDITIONS
Rochester Hills Intimidation Environment Justice
Rochester Community Schools Racial Bias Cancer & Chemical Econ
Pontiac Economic Justice
“The water we drink, the air we breathe, and the products we use every day… shouldn’t make us sick or cause cancer .” - cancer survivor
ADVOCATE! ORGANIZE! EDUCATE! MOBILIZE!
The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution – the principal objectives of the Association shall be: