Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County NAACP (Branch 7092)
P.O. Box 6044
Christiansburg, Virginia 24068
(540)382-6751

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General body meetings of the Montgomery County -Radford City - Floyd County NAACP take place on the 4th Sunday of the month (but not in July or December) at 3:30 PM. (Location subject to change.) Call 540-382-6751 for notices. Membership forms are available at all meetings. All are welcome. 

NEXT MONTHLY MEETING WILLBE HELD MAY 20, 2018. THE LOCATION OF THE MEETING WILL BE AT THE OLD HILL SCHOOL COMMUNITY CENTER, 570 N. HIGH STREET, CHRISTIANSBURG, VA. MEETING TIME IS 3:30 PM.


The May CREDO speaker will be Shannon Hammond with New River Valley Agency on Aging.



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Action Items
URGE THE US SENATE TO OPPOSE THE NOMINATION OF S.K. DUNCAN FOR JUDGE

ATTEND LOCAL NAACP MEETING APRIL 22, 2018




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JUNETEENTH
Saturday, June 16th,  2018 11 AM - 4 PM

Rosa Peters Playground
300 Depot Street NE 
Christiansburg, VA. 24073
NAACP COMMENDS EXECUTIVE ORDER RESTORING VOTING RIGHTS TO NEW YORKERS ON PAROLE 

APRIL 25, 2018

BALTIMORE, MD (April 25, 2018) – The NAACP, the nation’s premier civil rights organizations, commends New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for signing an executive order to restore voting rights to individuals on parole and celebrates the work of the NAACP New York State Conference and its partners for advancing this legislation.  
 “This executive order is a major victory for civil rights and civic engagement,” said Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO. “The NAACP and our allied organizations have long been fighting for the right for returning citizens to regain their full rights as citizens of our democracy. This victory in New York shows us the power of grassroots organization in the fight to expand voting rights nationwide.” 

 “Our work has paid off,” said Hazel N. Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference. “We are grateful for the support of our partners – the New York Urban League, National Action Network, Common Cause, and New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus – in this long but worthy fight for the rights of New Yorkers on parole. We look forward to continuing to work together in the continued struggle to advance civic engagement and criminal justice in our city.” 

 “This is great news for New Yorkers and a great indication of the potential for progress nationwide,” said Ngozi Ndulue, Senior Director of Criminal Justice Programs for the NAACP. “The executive order will restore enfranchisement to thousands of New Yorkers, permitting them to vote upon release from incarceration. Of the 35,000 individuals currently on parole in New York unable to vote, Black and Latino New Yorkers make up 71 percent. This new reform will combat this racial inequity, reduce recidivism, and promote civic engagement.”  

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Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County NAACP Branch 7092

What We Did in 2017

Focus: Advancing the CAUSE (Communication, Advocacy ,Unity, Strategies, Evaluation)

Executive Committee Highlights
  •  Served on advocacy committees, attended and participated in numerous community activist events with VT Panel Discussion, Showing Up for Racial Justice, NRV Indivisible, and Virginia Organizing
  • Received approval from National for event affiliation with Christiansburg Police Department, League of Women Voters, and NRV Reentry Council
  • Revised and updated Branch Bylaws
  •  Had Branch President attend and serve as delegate to the NAACP National Convention in Maryland
  •  Served as delegates at the Virginia State Conference in Richmond with Branch President, Branch Secretary, Political Action Chair and Youth Advisor
  • Got approval at the VA State Conference for our drafted resolution to revisit the Area-Chair expectations

Information Team: Ongoing Updates for Information and News Team Leader: Debbie Travis
Engagement:
  • Website: 1,207 Visits, 3.143 Page views
  • Facebook: We went from 219 to 317 followers ,162 Posts ,12,277 People Reached, 824 Page Views, 6 Messages
  • Twitter: Started Twitter account in March, 28 Tweets, 8 Followers
  • Publicity: Published articles on MLK Celebration (January), Juneteenth (June), Freedom Fund Banquet (October) in the Roanoke Times and The News Messenger and announced upcoming events
  • CREDO Presentations: Scheduled eight CREDO (Creating Civil Rights Education Development Opportunities) held throughout the year at General Body meetings. Presenters included representatives from the Virginia State NAACP, Virginia State Delegates from our service area, from local black organizations, the Virginia Education Association, and businesses, as well as community resources.

Awareness Team: Research & Relationship Building Team Leader: Rita Irvin
  • Education: Facilitated the distribution of Reentry Resources; posted Black Facts on website; hosted “Effective Parent Advocacy” Panel Discussion, started planning for “School Success Tools” project, had representation on Dialogue on Race Education Summit and NRV Reentry Council
  • Religious Affairs: Organized Town Hall Sessions held in Radford (10/9), Christiansburg (10/16), and Blacksburg (10/23) for pastoral and community involvement. Addressed community needs.
  • Health/Economic Development: Started the planning phase for promoting business summits and participation in health events
  • College/Young Adult Connections: Attended meetings with Radford University College Chapterand an event sponsored by VT NAACP Chapter members. Found 7 potential young adult participants who were made aware of NAACP involvement activities and/or are considering involvement

Civil Rights/Social Justice Team: Law and Order Advocacy Team Leader: Alvin Humes
  • Criminal Justice/Prisoner Support: Represented the Branch with President and Prison Affairs Chair during Job Fair at Bland Correctional Center; co-sponsored 13th Screening and Discussion;
  • Legal Redress: Conducted ongoing investigations and gave referrals for reported discrimination. Revised the “Discrimination Report Form” for easier completion.
  • Veterans Affairs: Held Veterans Day Program for “Honoring All Who Served.”

Financial Stability Team Team Leader: Allen Palmer
  • Finance: Completed and submitted financial reports with assessments to State and National
  • Fundraising Events/Projects
  •  Annual MLK program held engaging the community and received Scholarship Funding. Awarded two Community Service Awards.
  •  Bus Trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC – 60 attendees providing additional fundraising to Branch.
  •  Annual Juneteenth Celebration – co-sponsored and supported the NAACP Youth Council
  •  Annual Freedom Fund Banquet held with 380 attendees providing fundraising to support civil rights efforts locally and nationally. Net profits to Branch exceeded $ 6,000
  • Samuel H. Clark Scholarship,  Awarded $500 to a Blacksburg High School student. Revised 2018 guidelines and increased the award amount from $500 to $1000 up to five awards.
  • Approved acceptance of William Alderson Scholarship Funding at VA Tech for minorities in honor of the NAACP Branch by a Life Member of the Branch
  • Membership: Initiated Membership campaign and increased our membership count to 325 with five fully-paid Silver Life Memberships.
  • Political Action: Met two times with Congressman Morgan Griffith on civil rights legislation; co- sponsored Christiansburg & Blacksburg Mayoral, Council, and House of Delegates Candidate Forums and “Who Gets to Vote?” Program; attended Blacksburg and Christiansburg Town Council, Montgomery County Board of Supervisors, and MCPS School Board meetings.
  • Sent letters to representatives regarding the Attorney General and a proper response to the Affordable Care Act. Members helped citizens register to vote.

   
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​OUR MISSION
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

VISION STATEMENT
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

OBJECTIVES
The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution - the principal objectives of the Association shall be:
To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP's Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.