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The Montgomery County NAACP votes unanimously on the following ballot questions.
The NAACP of Montgomery County strongly opposes the term limit measure (Question B) that will be on the November 8 ballot. Vote no on Question B.
The NAACP believes that term limits destroys any real value that comes from the experience and knowledge gained by elected officials;
understanding of the political process is critical to be an effective representative. Moreover, elected officials who have provided
strong representation and have been voted in by informed citizens do not need to be term limited.
The NAACP maintains that term limits also restricts the choices that the public may vote for, because term limits purges elective
offices of respected and effective lawmakers regardless of the will of their constituents.
We believe that the voters are highly knowledgeable and can make an informed decision at the ballot box. If elected officials
are not effective in their jobs, they can be voted out; that is the most effective term limit. The public should not be denied
elected officials who have served the public well and who have the capacity to continue on that path.
On the issue of competition, it is a total myth that term limits is needed to promote competition in Montgomery County.
The historical record shows that there has been a great deal of competition in those seeking these offices.
The NAACP supports Question C, which defines a partial term as serving more than two years. Vote yes on Question C.
Was held on Monday September 5th at Olde Town Gaithersburg
WIN - Breakfast to honor 'Unsung Heros'
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Youth Council - 'Black Lives Matter' -August 28th - Council Office Bldg - 2:00 pm.
Parent Council Kickoff - October 18th - Gaithersburg High School - 6:00 pm.
'Save the Date' 2017 Freedom Fund Dinner
Sunday, April 30th
Helpful Documents For Our Youth
The 411 on the Five-0
Know Your Rights Handout
Know Your Rights - Racial Profiling Quick Card
What To Do When Stopped by the Police
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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ACT-SO 2016 Competition Pictures
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
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
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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