National Association for the Advancement of Colored People


                            

                                   

DIGNITY . . .
     CIVILITY . . .
          EQUALITY ! ! !


Standing Committees

COMMUNICATIONS
Chair:  Brian Owens
The Communications Committee shall: (1) seek to promote media content consistent with fundamental NAACP goals which include the elimination of racial isolation and fear and the furtherance of multiracial and cultural understanding; (2) monitor local and national media, especially news performance; and (3) maintain and monitor web presence and Social Media.


COMMUNITY COORDINATION
Chair:  Sonia Ballinger
The Committee on Community Coordination shall enlist the support of other community organizations on issues affecting the interests of African Americans and other communities of color.


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Chair:  Vacant
The Committee on Economic Development shall implement local efforts and support national programs to preserve and expand economic empowerment among African-Americans and other communities of color by: (1) researching and establishing relationships with private and pubic entities; (2) supporting the work o the National office in monitoring the progress and activity of private and public entities designated by national programs; (3) implementing local efforts to promote the growth of business ownership; (4) increasing employment and job creation; and (5) encouraging business development and home ownership.


EDUCATION
Co-Chairs:  Harold Simmons & Susan Talbott
The Education Committee shall (1) seek to eliminate segregation and other discriminatory practices in public education; (2) study local educational conditions affecting minority groups; (3) investigate the public school system and school zoning; (4) familiarize itself with textbook material there from which is racially derogatory; (5) seek to stimulate school attendance; (6) keep informed of school conditions and strive to correct abuses where found; (7) investigate the effects of standardized and high stakes testing practices; (8) teacher certification; (9) promote parental involvement in education; and (10) aim to be a center of popular education on the race question and on the work of the Association.


FREEDOM FUND
Co-Chairs:  Michael Weatherton & Renee Weatherton

The Freedom Fund Committee shall plan and conduct fundraising activities, entertainment and other projects, for local and national purposes within the scope of the Association's program.  It shall work closely with the Finance Committee.


LABOR & INDUSTRY
Chair:  Vacant

The Labor and Industry Committee shall week ways to improve the economic status of minority groups by:  (1) working to eliminate discriminatory employment practices in industry and government, wage differentials based on race, unequal opportunities for training, promotion and unfair dismissals; (2) encouraging greater participation in the trade union movement; (3) working to end discriminatory practices in labor unions; (4) securing the enactment of state and federal fair employment practices legislation; and (5) working for improved opportunities in vocational and apprenticeship training.


LEGAL REDRESS
Chair:  Tanja Thompson

The Legal Redress Committee shall:  (1) investigate all cases reported to it; (2) supervise all litigation in which the Branch is interested; and (3) keep the National Office and the Branch informed on the progress of every case.  It shall not give general legal advice.


MEMBERSHIP
Chair:  Vacant
The Membership Committee shall: (1) work throughout the year to maintain and increase the membership of the Association; (2) be responsible for planning and organizing the annual membership campaign; (3) be responsible on a continuous basis for soliciting new members and securing renewals; and (4) initiate all possible means to obtain Life Members and sponsor a continuing program towards this end.


POLITICAL ACTION
Chair:  Randy Ihara
The Political Action shall:  (1) seek to increase registration and voting; (2) work for the enactment of municipal, state and federal legislation designed to improve the educational, political and economic status of minority groups; (3) seek the repeal of racially discriminatory legislation; (4) work to improve the administration of justice; (5) work to secure equal enforcement of the law; and (6) keep the National Office and Branch informed of all proposed legislation which affects minority groups.  The committee shall be nonpartisan and shall not endorse candidates for public office. 


RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS
Chair:  Pastor Michelle Thomas
The Religious Affairs Committee shall include ministerial and lay religious leaders who are members of the Branch.  It shall: (1) promote an educational program designed to give moral and ethical interpretation to the civil rights struggle; (2) interpret the work of the Association to organized religious groups for membership, fundraising, and the struggle for equality and full civil rights; and (4) provide resource assistance for religious education and social action activities, associated with the improvement of race relations.


YOUTH COUNCIL
Chair:  Amira Bray

The Mission of the Loudoun NAACP Youth Council:  To develop strong leadership skills in the areas of advocacy, activism, social justice and equality for all persons.


 

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