Snapshot of the Organization
Missouri Jobs with Justice is a coalition of community, labor, student, and religious groups in communities across the state.
The NAACP insures the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority groups and citizens; achieves equality of rights and eliminates race prejudice among the citizens of the United States; removes all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic processes; seeks to enact and enforce federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights; informs the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and seeks its elimination; educates persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action in furtherance of these principles.
GAME CHANGER #2: ECONOMIC STABILITY
The St. Louis City NAACP recognizes the importance of the economy and economic issues in advancing an equal opportunity society and aims to address the challenging economic realities facing the St. Louis community (e.g. disapportionate high employment, poverty and foreclosures). The St. Louis City NAACP works to enhance the capacity of African-Americans and other underserved groups through financial economic education, promoting diversity and inclusion in business hiring, career advancement and procurement, monitoring financial banking practices and promoting community economic development. Every person should have equal opportunity to achieve economic success, sustainability and financial security.
St. Louis fast-food workers have come together to form the Mid-South Organizing Committee to fight for fair wages and the right to form a union without retaliation. We are workers from more than 15 fast food chains in St. Louis, who are making tremendous profits, but do not pay employees like us enough to survive – enough to support our families and to cover basic needs like food, health care, rent and transportation.