The purpose and aims of Authorized Committees of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People shall be to improve the political, educational, social, and economic status of African-Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to eliminate racial prejudice; to keep the public aware of the adverse effects of discrimination; and to take lawful action to secure the elimination of racial discrimination; to seek legislation and policies at the local level or at other levels if requested by the State/State-Area Conference or National Office which advance the programs and policies of the Association; and to oppose legislation and policies which are adverse to the programs and policies of the Association consistent with the efforts of the national organization and in conformity with the Articles of Incorporation of the Association, its Constitution and Bylaws, and as directed by the Board of Directors.
(Bylaws - For Units, Article II, 1-i)
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Committees help plan, implement, and elevate every unit's work to end race-based discrimination. To document activities and inform the rest of the unit, committee leadership will use the linked guide to prepare and submit their required monthly reports.
Members interested in attending committee meetings may request information by contacting the branch via email@example.com.
Meetings are held via Zoom, unless otherwise noted. Zoom credentials necessary, prior to the meeting.
Chairperson - Dr. Denise Ray
The success of our branch depends on the dedication and engagement of our branch members as committee members.
The Membership Committee: (1) works throughout the year to maintain & increase membership; (2) is responsible for planning and organizing the annual membership campaign; (3) is responsible for soliciting new members & for securing membership renewals; and (4) implements on-going initiatives to obtain Life Members.
Finance Committee consists of the President, Treasurer, and at least one (1) other member.*
The committee studies the financial needs of the Branch and is responsible for drafting an adequate annual budget.
(*As stated in the bylaws)
The Freedom Fund Committee plans and conducts fund-raising activities, entertainment and other projects, for local and national NAACP purposes within the scope of the NAACP's programs. It works closely with the Finance Committee.
The Legal Redress Committee: (1) investigates all cases reported to it; (2) supervises all litigation in which the Branch is interested; and (3) keeps the National NAACP and the Branch informed on the progress of every case. The committee does not provide general legal advice.