TRI-CITY NAACP STANDING COMMITTES

NAACP is a volunteer-based organization with dedicated members who are advocates, activists, and civil rights leaders. Joining a committee is a great way to network with members, share your skills, and learn new skills while advancing the mission and vision of NAACP through local advocacy and programming.

Committees are where the work gets done. We find and empower local leaders to drive forward on specific issues and work. If there is a particular issue set or project you want to join and support, please use the Contact form and we will put you in touch with the appropriate chair.

ARMED SERVICES AND VETERANS AFFAIRS

The Committee on Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs shall seek to establish a working relationship with those agencies in government, national, state, and local, having the responsibility in the affairs of members of the various Armed Services and Veterans and to see that the programs to which they are responsible are administered fairly and justly to members of the minority community; study conditions pertaining to veterans and members of the Military Service and their dependents and/or survivors in the community; and serve as a center of information on matters affecting the members of the Active Military, Reserves, State National Guard, and Veterans.

COMMUNICATIONS, PRESS AND PUBLICITY

The Publicity and Communications Committee works 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 understanding; endeavor to secure publicity for the work of the Unit and the association in the local press and on radio, television and other media; and interest the community to get involved in our mission and to promote the association’s history and contribution to our society.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The education committee (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 they are found and; (7) aim to be a center of popular education on the race question and on the work of the association.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The education committee (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 they are found and; (7) aim to be a center of popular education on the race question and on the work of the association.

HEALTH COMMITTEE

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

HEALTH COMMITTEE

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

LEGAL REDRESS

The Legal Redress Committee (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 branch informed on the progress of every case. It shall not give legal advice.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

 The Membership Committee shall: (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.

POLITICAL ACTION

The Political Action Committee works to ensure voter empowerment through providing awareness, training, and programmatic support to ensure registration, education, administration, and election protection.  The NAACP has developed a nonpartisan voter empowerment program designed to empower African Americans and people of color by increasing awareness and participation in the electoral process.  The Political Action Committee will support the NAACP’s mission to ensure political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS

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.us Affairs

YOUTH COUNCIL COMMITTEE

The Youth Council Committee assist and oversee the Youth Councils and College Chapters in the achievement of NAACP goal.