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NAACP Parents’ Council
Board of Education Testimony Regarding the Choice Study presented by Sabrina McMillian June, 14, 2016
The NAACP Parents’ Council would like to thank the Board of Education for commissioning the Choice Study. We appreciate the extensive listening sessions undertaken by staff, and the feedback staff provided the Board Policy Management Committee on May 25th. Also, we thank staff for speaking to the Parents’ Council about the Metis report findings and recommendations.
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Purpose of The National Convention
The Annual Convention of the Association shall establish policies and programs of action for the ensuing year. all actions of the Convention on questions of policy and programs, which are not contrary to the Constitution, shall be binding on the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the Officers and all Units, except as hereinafter provided.
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NAACP STATEMENT IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY
"For nearly 150 years, soldiers and civilians have come together in May to honor the fallen heroes of our nation for their sacrifice and to give thanks to those who died in service to our country. Whether it was the 5,000 slaves and freedmen who fought in the American Revolution, the more than 50,000 soldiers who volunteered, fought and died to end slavery in the Civil War, or the more than r million African-Americans who volunteered and served in the segregated armed forces of World War II, history is filled with the sacrifices of men and women who gave their lives for freedoms they never had an opportunity to fully enjoy.
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Letter to Leggett regarding the Lincoln Park Bus Issue
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Save the Date' 2017 Freedom Fund dinner
Scheduled for Sunday, April 30, 2017 Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Youth Council Initiatives
In partnership with the MC Library - installing mini-libraries in local Beauty & Barber shop sites (to encourage literacy among young students)
Presentation on 'Black Lives Matter' - Project event hosted to the MC community.
Freedom Fund Dinner Photo Gallery Update
Freedom Fund 2016 Photos
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AAHP Receives NAACP Community Service Award
Tonight (May 1, 2016) at the NAACP Freedom Fund, for "its volunteer-use, scale of reach, focus and critical need", the African American Health Program (AAHP) received the NAACP Community Service Award. The AAHP Executive Committee, which is comprised of volunteers, accepted the award, along with our AAHP Program Manager. This is truly an honor and we are so excited. However, the AAHP Executive Committee would be remiss if we did not say thanks to our Collaboratives, AAHP Executive Coalition, and all of you, who as volunteers, also give of your time, talent, knowledge, and other resources in support of the mission of AAHP.
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The School to Prison Pipeline in Montgomery County
The School-to-Prison Pipeline refers to the increased risk of juvenile delinquency and criminal justice system involvement among children who have been suspended or expelled from school...
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History where you least expect it
With a history stretching from Colonial times, Montgomery County has a long heritage evidenced by rich cultural and historical resources. As the area’s population has exploded in recent decades, there has been a growing awareness of the importance of heritage programs and a higher profile for the history and heritage resources of the county.
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NAACP Montgomery County Maryland Branch
Testimony provided by Byron Johns, Education Committee Chair
Board of Education Public Hearing regarding the Superintendent’s
Recommended FY2017 Operating Budget
January 14, 2016
On behalf of the NAACP Montgomery County Md. branch Education Committee, Parents’ Council, and the African American students and families that are served by MCPS, we are appreciative of this opportunity to offer comments on the Superintendent’s Recommended FY2017 Operating Budget to the Board of Education. Our Partnership with MCPS has been longstanding and we believe is a unique value to our communities... Continue Reading
2016 Elected Officers and Executive Committee
Linda M. Plummer, President
Dr. Jerry Floyd, 1st Vice President
Lisa Talley, 2nd Vice President
Raymond Holt, Jr, CPA - Secretary
Carolyn Holt, - Assistant Secretary
Clive Alexis, Treasurer
Larry Shelton, Assistant Treasurer
Janet Lee Ricks
Paul Vance, Jr.
Official Swearing - In ceremony - Tuesday, December 15, 2015 7:30 pm
Montgomery County Public Schools
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Congratulations to Mr. Nicolas Holt-Barrett of Montgomery County Youth Council on being awarded a 2015 Gloster B. Current Youth Leadership Award (Region VII) for the NAACP Youth and College Division.
The Gloster B. Current Awards recognize outstanding NAACP youth leaders that emulate the dedication, commitment and leadership of Gloster B. Current, former NAACP Director of Branch & Field Services.
NAACP National Strategic Plan: Game Changers for the 21st Century
For more than a century the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has worked to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Inspired by The Call of 1909, which denounced the growing oppression of people of color and works to bring this discrimination to an end, the NAACP seeks to establish a strategic direction as it embarks on developing The New Call for the 21st Century.
The five NAACP Game Changers below address the major areas of inequality facing African Americans that are the focus of the NAACP's work.
- Economic Sustainability: A chance to live the American Dream for all
Every person will have equal opportunity to achieve economic success, sustainability, and financial security.
- Education: A free, high-quality, public education for all
Every child will receive a free, high quality, equitably-funded, public pre-K and K-12 education followed by diverse opportunities for accessible, affordable vocational or university education.
- Health: Health equality for all Americans including a healthy life and high-quality health care
Everyone will have equal access to affordable, high-quality health care, and racially disparate health outcomes will end.
- Public Safety and Criminal Justice:
Equitable dispensation of
justice for all
Disproportionate incarceration, racially motivated policing strategies, and racially biased, discriminatory, and mandatory minimum sentencing will end. Incarceration will be greatly reduced and communities will be safer. The death penalty will be abolished at the state and federal level, as well as in the military.
- Voting Rights and Political Representation: Protect and enhance voting rights and fair representation
Every American will have free, open, equal, and protected access to the vote and fair representation at all levels of the political process. By protecting democracy, enhancing equity, and increasing democratic participation and civic engagement, African Americans will be proportionally elected to political office.
Montgomery County Youth Council recognizes the Outstanding Work of Montgomery County Student Olivia Cox for her work to aid the children of Africa
Montgomery County's NAACP
The purpose and aims of the Montgomery County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People shall be to improve the political, educational, social, and economic status of minority groups; to eliminate racial prejudice; to keep the public aware of the adverse effects of racial discrimination; and to take lawful action to secure its elimination; 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 National Board of Directors.
AND ACTIVITIES CONTACT:
Branch Office: number #301-657-2062
General Membership Meetings
All meetings will be held every 4th Tuesday of the month in the auditorium at the Carver Education Services Center (CESC) located at 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville. All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.
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