ARMED FORCES & VETERAN'S AFFAIRS
The Committee on Armed Services and Veteran's; Affairs shall: (1) study
conditions pertaining to veterans in the community; (2) serve as a center of information on material issued affecting African
American veterans; (3) serve as a source of information to veterans and their families seeking information on government agencies
serving veterans and; (4) receive and act on all veteran's; complaints relative to discrimination on account of race, color
or creed, or denial of benefits in local areas because of discrimination.
The function of the Communication, Press & Publicity Committee is to: (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 understandings; (2) work to eliminate employment segregation and discrimination in those industries,
comprising the communications arts and sciences (radio, telephone, television, motion pictures, newspapers, books, related
computer communications, business, and cable television); (3) seek to insure minority ownership and control of print and electronic
media; both hardware and software; (4) monitor local and national media, especially advertising performance; (5) provide the
National office with research and data on those local business engaged in communications arts and sciences and; (6) seek to
insure that all people have a meaningful right to choose from and have access to a variety of high quality telecommunications
goods and services at reasonable costs.
Ms. Annette Hines
This committee enlists support of other community organizations on issues affecting the interests of African Americans
and other communities of color. The committee is made up of individuals with and interest in promoting engagement at the local
level and represents and is affiliated with a broad diversity of institutions and organizations. The committee brings a variety
of experiences, background and perspectives.
Mr. Charles Deberry, Chair
The Economic Development committee is to promote the growth of entrepreneurship among African Americans, and increase
employment opportunities with private and public entities. The Economic Development Committee shall implement local efforts
and support national programs to preserve and expand economic empowerment among African Americans and other communities of
Dr. Al Baldwin, Chair
The function of the Education Committee is to: (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
used in the school and seek to eliminate 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 and; (7) aim to be a center of popular education
on the race question and on the work of the association.
Mr. Mark Harris, Chair
Finance Committee shall: (1) consist of the president, treasurer, and at least one other member; (2) study the financial needs
of the branch; (3) be responsible for drafting an adequate annual budget; (4) draft the annual branch budget with executive
committee and ask each standing committee to give an estimate of budgetary needs for the year.
Vidya Puthenveetil, Co-Chair
Dr. Paul Morgan, Co-Chair
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. The local Health
Committee partners with the State Conference Health Committee to host the State Health Summit and develop a State Annual Health
Action Plan. The Health Committee should interface with the superintendent and the local health agency, as well as the
members of the legislative health committees.
Mr. Stacy L. Bullard, Chair
Committee shall: (1) study housing conditions in the local community; (2) receive and seek to adjust complaints of discrimination;
(3) oppose all restrictive practices whether public or private and; (4) disseminate information and render such other assistance
which may eliminate discrimination in housing.
LABOR and INDUSTRY
Mr. David Boguille, Chair
The function of the Labor Industry Committee is to:
(1) seek ways to improve the economic status of minority groups by working to eliminate discriminatory employment practices
in industry and government, wage differentials based on race, unequal opportunities for training and promotion, unfair dismissals;
(2) encourage greater participation in the trade union movement; (3) work the enactment of state and federal fair employment
practices legislation and; (4) work to improve opportunities in vocational and apprenticeship training; (5) provide competent
vocational guidance and training on an integrated basis for young African American, e.g., to make it possible for competent,
highly trained African Americans to compete on an equal basis for managerial, scientific, skilled, professional and other
desirable jobs and to encourage qualified African American youths to seek admission to local apprenticeship training programs
and; (6) work for the attainment of equality of opportunity in on-the-job training in upgrading and promotions in pay scales
and in seniority.
Atty. John L. Joanem Esq., Chair
The function of the Legal Redress Committee
is to: (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 conference informed on the progress of every case. The Legal Redress Committee shall not give
Geraldean Hughes, Co-Chair
Teresa Winters, Co-Chair
The function of the Membership Committee is to: (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;
and (3) be responsible on a continuous basis for soliciting new members and for securing renewals.
The function of the Political Action Committee is to: (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 secure equal enforcement
of the law and; (5) keep the National office and the conference informed of all proposed legislation which affects minority
groups. The Political Action Committee shall be non-partisan and shall not endorse candidates for public office.
Ms. Debrah Neal, Chair
The purpose of the NAACP Prison Project is to promote partnerships, legislation and initiatives that positively impact
inmate recidivism, ex-felon re-enfranchisement and racial disparities within the criminal justice system; as well provide
the incarcerated with a vehicle of empowerment through the formation of Prison Branches. The priorities for the Project are
to assist in national, state and local efforts to re-enfranchise former felons who have served their sentence, reactivate
former prison branches and activate new prison branches, assist in providing voter registration and voter education, address
disparate treatment of inmates, identify and provide referrals for inmates and their families through collaborative partnerships.
Pastor John I. Caples, Chair
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 a moral
and ethical interpretation to the civil rights struggle; (2) interpret the work of the Association to organized religious
groups of all faiths; (3) enlist the support of such organized religious groups for membership, fund raising 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.
WOMEN in the NAACP
Ms. Wendy Swopes, Chair
(WIN) is an official committee of
the NAACP. The purposes of WIN is to enhance the leadership role of women; to serve as an advocacy vehicle for issues affecting
women and children; to advocate for the positive development of children and to support the on-going work of the NAACP and
its units, especially civil and cultural activities to enhance membership. Each Region has a coordinator designated as Regional
Vice Coordinator. Each state shall designate a WIN State Chair. Each local NAACP branch may establish a WIN chapter. WIN's
national theme is "Outstretched Hands and Open Hearts to Women and Children."
YOUTH and COLLEGE
Ms. Vicky Brown, Chair
Ms. Beverly Phelps, Advisor
The Youth Council Advisor shall assist Youth
Councils and College Chapters in achieving NAACP goals. The Committee on Youth Work shall consist of a Youth council Advisor(s),
the Youth Council President(s), and five (5) persons appointed by the State President. The Youth council Advisor shall chair