Black Lives Matter. Join NAACP!

Posted on February 6, 2020

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I’d like you to meet someone. Lovely readers, I’d like to introduce you to the NAACP.

What is the Mission of the NAACP? (from the website)

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.Vision Statement

The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

 

The six main themes of the of NAACP platform are:

A chance to live the American Dream for all

A free, high-quality, public education for all

Health equality for all Americans including a healthy life and high-quality health care

Equitable dispensation of justice for all

Protect and enhance voting rights and fair representation

Expand Youth and Young Adult Engagement

I joined my local chapter last fall, and I am glad to be a part of this historic and important antiracist organization. Please join us.

Lenawee NAACP meets on the 1st Saturday of the month, 10 a.m., at Bethel AME Church, 326 E. Butler Adrian, MI. The photo above is from a presentation from the Environment committee about how we can take action to support Climate Change legislation.

Black History Month would be a great time for you to join!

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AND My birthday is this week…it would be a perfect birthday gift for me if you become a member OR buying another antiracist person you know a membership as a gift.

What I’m saying here is that NAACP is doing important work in local community AND at the national level, and I’d like you to join.

Let’s also remember that 2020 is an election year, and elections have huge effects on the Black community.

Photo: NAACP @ 32nd Annual Martin Luther King jr. Celebration Dinner, SHU Fieldhouse

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Local NAACP won a lobbying victory in Tecumseh, MI. On 2 December 2019, the city council voted to change their regularly scheduled meetings from Martin Luther King day to the next day.

 

 

Upcoming: Juneteenth 2020! A community celebration of freedom. Stay tuned for information. Here’s last year’s poster.

I know you’ve heard of NAACP.

You probably support the platform.

Maybe you don’t have time right now to attend meetings. I would ask you to join anyway; you’ll get information about local efforts, and the financial support helps get the work done.

People often wonder what they would have done during the 1960s Civil Rights fight…

For the most part, you’re doing it now.

Working for equality, civil rights, and human rights is on-going work. For every antiracist step forward, there’s a racist response. One of the most harmful ideas is that the work is finished. The truth is that it’s not only not finished, the era of POTUS 45 has turned the clock back on a number of issues, erasing progress, and the work of our elders and ancestors must be done AGAIN–by US. Please join us.

Thanks for reading!

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” -Malcolm X