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Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission 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.

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  • Anitra Hamilton, President (Chair)
  • Richard Burks, First Vice President
  • Nelva Cary, Treasurer 
  • Walter Yamben, Secretary
  • Kaycie Stushek, Assistant Secretary

The Committee on Communications, Press and Publicity shall:

(1) seek 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;
(2) work to eliminate employment segregation and discrimination in those industries, [comprising the communications arts and sciences] (radio, telephone, television, motion pictures, newspapers, books, related computer communications, business, cable television);
(3) seek to ensure Black minority ownership and control of print and electronic media — both hardware and software;
(4) monitor local and national media, especially advertising performance;
(5) provide the National Office with research and data on those local businesses engaged in communications arts and sciences;
(6) seek to ensure that all people have a meaningful right to choose from and have access to a variety of high quality telecommunications goods and services at reasonable cost;
(7) endeavor to secure publicity for the work of the Unit and the Association in the local press and on radio, television and other media;
(8) attempt to interest persons in charge of local news media on conditions affecting minority groups;
(9) seek to counteract derogatory and erroneous statements in local news media about Blacks and other minority groups;
(10) be responsible for forwarding to THE CRISIS items covering Unit activities and important local affairs; and
(11) act as far as possible as an agency for the promotion and sale of THE CRISIS.
No publicity shall be released without first being approved by the President of the Unit.

The Committee on Community Coordination shall enlist the support of other community organizations on issues affecting the interests of African Americans and other communities of color.

The Committee on Criminal Justice shall:
(1) seek to eliminate harsh and unfair sentencing practices that are responsible for mass incarceration and racial disparities in the prison system; 
(2) support and seek to increase trust and public safety by advancing effective law enforcement practices;
(3) fight for the restoration of the voting rights of formerly incarcerated people and the removal of barriers to employment;
(4) elevate the voices of crime victim survivors in order to identify and advance systemic breakdowns existing in the criminal justice system that perpetuate crime;
(5) resolve to end the war on drugs for its disproportionate collateral consequences harm communities of color;
(6) seek the institution and availability of alternatives to incarceration including education, employment, and mental health services;
(7) eliminate zero tolerance policies implemented in our schools which are keeping kids out of the classroom and putting them on a path from the schoolhouse to the jailhouse;
(8) investigate programs implemented in our local law enforcement agencies which derail from their main purpose of safety and order to conduct the work of federal agencies for which they do not have the capacity; and
(9) seek budget modifications in states where incarceration receives more funding than education.

The Committee on Education shall:

(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 there from which is racially derogatory;
(5) seek to stimulate school attendance;
(6) keep informed of school conditions and strive to correct abuses where found;
(7) investigate the effects of standardized and high stakes testing practices;
(8) teacher certification;
(9) promote parental involvement in education; and
(10) aim to be a center of popular education on the race question and on the work of the Association.

The Committee on Environmental and Climate Justice shall:

(1) seek to address environmental inequities at the local level and advocate for civil rights issues;
(2) develop a comprehensive and holistic agenda to reduce pollution;
(3) advance energy efficiency and clean energy; and 
(4) build disaster resilient infrastructure policies and practices.

The Finance Committee shall consist of the President, Treasurer, and at least one other member. It shall study the financial needs of the Unit and shall be responsible for drafting an adequate annual budget.

The Freedom Fund Committee shall plan and conduct fund-raising activities, entertainment and other projects, for local and national purposes within the scope of the Association’s program. It shall work closely with the Finance 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.

The Legal Redress Committee shall:

(1) investigate all cases reported to it;
(2) supervise all litigation in which the Unit is interested; and
(3) keep the National Office and the Branch informed on the progress of every case.
It shall not give general legal advice.

The Political Action Committee shall:

(1) seek to increase registration and voting;
(2) work for the enactment of municipal, state and federal legislation designed to improve the educational, political and economic status of minority groups;
(3) seek the repeal of racially discriminatory legislation;
(4) work to improve the administration of justice;
(5) work to secure equal enforcement of the law; and
(6) keep the National Office and the Unit informed of all proposed legislation which affects minority groups.
The Committee shall be nonpartisan and shall not endorse candidates for public office.

Contact Morgantown/Kingwood Branch of the NAACP

Morgantown/Kingwood Branch of the NAACP 

P.O. Box 4091
Morgantown, WV 26504-4091

(304) 506-3141

Branch #3241, in north-central West Virginia