On behalf of the members of the Charles County Branch of the NAACP, I am pleased to welcome you to our website. The mission of the NAACP 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.
The Charles County branch principle objectives are directed by our national leadership to follow the statement of objectives found in the NAACP Constitution – the principal objectives of the Association shall be:
We find ourselves witnessing an increase in Hate Crimes and Discrimination cases across the nation. Throughout history, the NAACP has been on the front line combating cases revolving around these various types of cases fighting for justice and equal rights for all. There is no better time than the present for you to become a member of the Charles County NAACP and join in the fight for equal justice under the Constitution Dr. King believed that all humanity could play a significant role in promoting equality and justice for all through serving. Through civic engagement, the NAACP uses its resources to EDUCATE, MOTIVATE, MOBILIZE and AGITATE on behalf of those
who are disenfranchised living in our community. WHEN WE FIGHT! WE WIN!
We invite you to join us along with over one-half million youth and adult members of the organization in fighting for equal rights for all by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let your voice be heard.
Charles County Branch of the NAACP Unit # 7016-B
President–Ms. Dyotha R. Sweat | email@example.com
1st Vice-President – Mr. Joseph "Joe" Sampson Jr.
2nd Vice-President – Ms. Angela French-Bell
3rd Vice President - Vacant
Secretary – Ms. Nicole White | firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Asst - Ms. Robin Ruthledge
Corresponding Secretary - Vacant
Treasurer – Mrs. Angela Clark | email@example.com
Assistant Treasurer - Ms. Sharita Bernier
Member at Large
Mr. William Braxton
Youth Council President - Ms. Gabrielle Moore
Youth Council Advisor - Mrs. Kaprece James | firstname.lastname@example.org
ACT-SO– Ms. Dora Miles Moore. and Ms. Yolanda Felder
Armed Forces-Veterans Affairs - Mr. Lawrence "Mike" Moses
Criminal Justice - Dr. Vera Kuffour-Manu and Ms. Betty Hooker
Digital Technology - Mr. Ezra Hazell
Economic Development – Vacant
Education – Ms. Eileen Parks | email@example.com
Environment Climate Justice - Vacant
Housing – Ms. Andrea Wiley
Legal Redress – Vacant
Membership – Ms. Bola Ojo | firstname.lastname@example.org
Political Action – Mr. Joe Sampson and Ms. Andrea Wiley
Religious Affairs – Ms. Tia Cunningham and Dr. Aaron Jones
PO Box 2401, Waldorf, Maryland 20602
ACT-SO is an acronym for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics. ACT-SO is a yearlong enrichment program designed to recruit, stimulate, improve, and
encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. The ACT-SO program centers around the dedication and commitment of community
volunteers and business leaders to serve as mentors and coaches to promote academic and artistic excellence among African-American students. There are 24 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, performing, and visual arts.
The Committee on Armed Services and Veteran's; Affairs shall: (1) study conditions pertaining to veterans in the community; (2) serve as a center of information on material issues affecting African American veterans; (3) serve as a source of information to veterans and their families seeking information on government agencies serving veterans and; (4) receive and act on all veteran's; complaints relative to discrimination on account of race, color or creed, or denial of benefits in local areas because of discrimination.
Disproportion incarceration, racially motivated policing strategies, and racially biased, discriminatory, and mandatory minimum sentencing. Incarceration will be greatly reduced and communities will be safer. The death penalty will be abolished at the state and federal levels, as well as the military.
The function of the Digital Technology Committee is to: (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 understandings; (2) monitor local and national media, especially advertising performance; (3) provide the National office with research and data on those local businesses engaged in communications arts and sciences.
The Economic Development committee is to promote the growth of entrepreneurship among African Americans and increase employment opportunities with private and public entities. The Economic Development Committee shall implement local efforts and support national programs to preserve and expand economic empowerment among African Americans and other communities of color.
The function of the Education Committee is to: (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 found and; (7) aim to be a center of popular education on the race question and on the work of the association.
Environmental injustices, including climate change, work with our community to:
The Housing Committee studies housing conditions in Charles County. The committee receives and seeks to address complaints of discrimination and opposes all restrictive practices whether public or private. The committee disseminates information and renders such other assistance which may eliminate discrimination in housing.
The Legal Redress Committee is responsible for investigating all cases reported. This committee supervises all litigation in which the Unit is
involved. The committee is also responsible for informing the National NAACP Office and the Charles County Branch, Unit 7016 of the progress of every case. The Legal Redress Committee does not provide legal advice.
You may print a Discrimination Complaint Form Based on: Race, Color, Religion, National Origin, Sex, Age and Handicapped Status. We ask that those who seek our assistance put their complaint in writing, and provide as much information as possible. The Legal Redress Committee will attempt to resolve your complaint where possible or provide guidance to individuals on how to exercise their right to file administrative actions.
The Membership Committee works throughout the year to maintain and increase the membership of the Charles County Branch. It is also responsible for planning and organizing the annual membership campaign; as well as on a continuous basis soliciting new members and securing renewals.
The function of the Political Action Committee is to: (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 secure equal enforcement of the law and; (5) keep the National Office and the conference informed of all proposed legislation which affects minority groups. The Political Action Committee shall be non-partisan and shall not endorse candidates for public office.
The Religious Affairs Committee shall include ministerial and lay religious leaders who are members of the Unit. It shall: (1) promote an educational program designed to give 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, fundraising, and the struggle for equality and full civil rights; and (4) provide resourceassistance for religious education and social action activities, associated with the improvement of race relations.