NAACP Unit 3201 Committees

 

Communications Committee

Chair: Dr. Mecca S. Carter-Marshall 

The Committee on Communications promotes and produces media content consistent with fundamental NAACP goals which includes the elimination of racial isolation and fear and the furtherance of multi-racial and cultural understanding;

 

Community Coordination Committee

Chair: Tarra Waker

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.

 

Criminal Justice Committee

Chair: Tarra Waker

The Committee on Criminal Justice seeks to:

(1) eliminate harsh and unfair sentencing practices that are responsible for mass incarceration and racial disparities in the prison system,

(2) support and seek to increase trust and public safety by advancing effective law enforcement practices,

(3) fight for the restoration of the voting rights of formerly incarcerated people and the removal of barriers to employment,

(4) elevate the voices of crime victims in order to identify and advance systemic breakdowns existing in the criminal justice system that perpetuate crime,

(5) end the war on drugs for its disproportionate collateral consequences harm in communities of color,

(6) the institution and availability of alternatives to incarceration, including education, employment, and mental health services,

(7) eliminate zero tolerance policies implemented in our schools which are keeping children out of the classroom and putting them on a path from the schoolhouse to the jailhouse,

(8) investigate programs implemented in local law enforcement agencies which derail them from their main purpose of
safety and order, and

(9) seek budget modifications in states where incarceration receives more funding than education.

 

Economic Development Committee

Chair: Dorian Hunter

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 public entities;

(2) supporting the work of 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 Committee

Chair: Tabitha Parker / Chair: Theresa Filicko

The Committee on Education seeks to:

         (1) 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 that 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) promote effective teacher certification;

         (9) promote parental involvement in education; and

         (10) aim to be a center of community education on issues affecting minority communities and on the work of the association.

 

Finance Committee

Chair: Dr. Hattie Millender

The purpose of the Finance Committee is to study the financial needs of the Unit and be responsible for drafting an adequate annual budget.

 

Freedom Fund Committee

Chair: Wordie Wilcox

The Freedom Fund Committee shall plan and conduct fund-raising activities, entertainment and other projects, for local and national purposes within the scope of the Association’s program.

 

Health Committee

Chair: 

The mission of the NAACP is to ensure equal political, educational, social, and economic rights for all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. This mission includes a focus on the right of African Americans and other people of color to have optimal health outcomes and access to timely, quality, affordable health care. African Americans continue to have the highest incidence, prevalence and mortality rates from chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, and issues like HIV/AIDS continue to overwhelm the Black community more so than any other racial or ethnic group.

The Health Committee shall:

(1) work to promote, protect and maintain the health of African Americans;

(2) assess the health needs of the community;

(3) advocate for equal access to health education, care, treatment and research for all Americans;

(4) sponsor health-related activities such as health forums, fairs and workshops highlighting issues of importance to people of color; and

(5) support health initiatives of the Association.

 

Labour and Industry Committee

Chair: Minister Eddie Jaudon

The 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 our country including poverty, lack of jobs and disproportionate high unemployment, lack of affordable housing, foreclosures, etc. The Labour & Industry work enhances the capacity of African Americans and other underserved groups through financial economic education; individual and community asset building initiatives; diversity and inclusion in business hiring, career advancement and procurement; and monitoring financial banking practices.  The Labour and Industry Committee shall seek 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 labour 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 Committee

Chair: Linda Burns

The Legal Redress Committee (does not provide general legal advice) shall:

(1) investigate all cases reported to it;

(2) supervise all litigation in which the Unit is interested; and

(3) keep the National Office and the Branch informed on the progress of every case

 

Membership and Life Membership Committee

Chair: Chester Burns

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 for securing renewals and

(4) implements on-going initiatives to obtain Life Members

 

Political Action Committee

Chair: Dr. Mecca S. Carter-Marshall /Co-Chair Prof John Young

The NAACP, along with our half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States, are frontline advocates committed to raising awareness for political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens in the electoral process. With approximately 2,000 adult branches, youth councils, and college chapters in 49 states, 5 countries and the District of Columbia, the NAACP is actively engaged in increasing the African American responsiveness of citizens to be fully engaged in the democratic process.

The Political Action Committee 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 the Unit informed of all proposed legislation which affects minority groups.

 

Prison Branch Support Committee

Chair: 

The Prison Branch Support Committee shall support the work of the Prison Branch in accordance with Article VIII, Section 6 (1- 11) of the NAACP Bylaws by...

(1) working closely and directly with the members of their respective Prison Branch and the Regional Prison Coordinator;

(2) maintain contacts with, and report regularly to the Regional Coordinators;

(3) build, cultivate and maintain positive relationships between prison officials, Prison Branch members and members within the local Branch.

(4) solicit community organizations and business to establish a volunteer bank (teachers, writers, poets, businessmen, ministers, lawyers, policemen, judges, government officials, politicians and media personnel) to assist the Prison Branch in carrying out its programs.

 

Women in the NAACP (WIN)

Chair: Pastor Sheila Frambro

Women in NAACP (WIN) shall address within the framework of the NAACP, civil rights issues affecting women and children and shall carry out other civil and cultural activities to enhance membership and provide financial support to the Branch. The purpose WIN...

(1) to enhance the leadership role of women;

(2) to serve as an advocacy vehicle to address the social, economic, political. educational, health and welfare issues affecting women;

(3) to advocate for the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual development of children and

(4) to support the policies as well as the ongoing mission and vision of the NAACP.

 

Young Adult Committee

Chair: Dorian Hunter

The NAACP works to ensure that every disadvantaged student and student of color graduates ready for college or a career by ensuring access to great teaching, fair discipline, equitable resources and challenging curriculum. We are dedicated to eliminating the severe racial inequities that continue to plague our education system. Our ultimate goal is that every student of color receives a quality public education that prepares him or her to be a contributing member of a democracy.  Young Adult Committee is a courageous generation of intelligent, militant and effective youth leaders creating a world for all people to thrive.  The mission of this committee shall be to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an intelligent, militant effective youth leadership. The Committee on Young Adult shall consist of Branch members twenty-one (21) – forty (40) years of age. It shall be the function of the Committee to:

(1) support all branch activities;

(2) stimulate interest through advocacy training and solicit membership of twenty-one (21) – forty (40) years of age;

(3) create a mentorship program (Branch to Young Adults and Young Adults to Youth Units) to serve as a support bridge from Youth and College to Branch participation;

(4) provide networking and social opportunities for young adults in the local community; and

(5) encourage the participation of young adults in all activities and leadership within the Branch.

 

Youth Work Committee

Chair: 

The Youth Work Committee shall develop and coordinate the programs of the Branch and Youth Units.The Youth Work Committee shall monitor the youth membership in the Branch.