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:

  1. That we should have both the “right to know” about hazards we are exposed to and the “right to understand” information about those hazards.
  2. That all vulnerable people, as well as businesses seeking “clean” products, should have access to the knowledge and skills needed to share hazards and solutions with stakeholders.
  3. That we can replace harmful chemicals with materials safer for us and our families – if we work together to demand it.  Safer substitutes are attainable.

Together we can make change possible!!!


The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution – the principal objectives of the Association shall be:

  • To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
  • To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
  • To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
  • To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
  • To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
  • To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP’s Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.


“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 

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