Committees and Chairpersons
MEMBERSHIP - 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; (3) be responsible on a continuous basis for soliciting new members and for securing renewals; and (4) initiate all possible means to obtain Life Members and sponsor a continuing program towards this end.
EDUCATION - Shall seek to eliminate segregation and other discriminatory practices in public education, study local educational conditions affecting minority groups, seek to stimulate school attendance, keep informed of school conditions and investigate the effects of standardized and high stakes testing practices.
HEALTH - Shall work to promote, protect and maintain the health of African Americans and advocate for equal access to health care, education and treatment for all Americans.
FREEDOM FUND CHAIR-
FREEDOM FUND - Shall plan and conduct fund raising activities, entertainment and other projects for purpose within the scope of the Association's program.
POLITICAL ACTION - 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.
FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR-
FINANCE COMMITTEE - Shall study the financial needs of the unit and shall be responsible for drafting an adequate annual budget.
LEGAL REDRESS CHAIR-
LEGAL REDRESS - Shall investigate all cases reported to it, supervise all litigation in which the Unit is involved and keep the Unit apprised of every case. It shall not give general legal advise.
FUND RAISING CHAIR-
YOUTH AFFAIRS - shall turn the names, addresses and membership dues of youth solicited by the Branch over to the appropriate National Office recognized youth group, if any, in their community. The Youth Work Committee shall monitor the youth membership in the Branch.
ARMED SERVICES and VETERANS AFFAIRS - shall 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; (3) serve as a center of information on matters affecting the members of the Active Military, Reserves, State National Guard and Veterans.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - shall implement local efforts and support national programs to preserve and expand economic empowerment among African-Americans and other communities of color by: (1) researching and establishing relationships with private and public entities; (2) supporting the work of the National Office in monitoring the progress and activity of private and public entities designated by national programs; and (3) implementing local efforts to promote the growth of business ownership; (4) increasing employment and job creation; and (5) encouraging business development and home ownership .
HOUSING - shall: (1) study housing conditions in the local community; (2) receive and seek to address complaints of discrimination; (3) oppose all restrictive practices whether public or private; and (4) disseminate information and render such other assistance which may eliminate discrimination in housing.
LABOR and INDUSTRY - shall seek ways to improve the economic status of minority groups by: (1) working to eliminate discriminatory employment practices in industry and government, wage differentials based on race, unequal opportunities for training, promotion and unfair dismissals; (2) encouraging greater participation in the trade union movement; (3) working to end discriminatory practices in labor unions; (4) securing the enactment of state and federal fair employment practices legislation; and (5) working for improved opportunities in vocational and apprenticeship training.
RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS - 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 resource assistance for religious education and social action activities, associated with the improvement of race relations.
WOMEN in the NAACP (WIN) - may organize Women in NAACP (WIN) committees subject to the control of the Executive Committee and to such rules and regulations as the Board of Directors may enact. WIN committees shall consist of a Chairperson and/or Co-Chairperson and at least three (3) other members. WIN shall address within the framework of the NAACP, civil rights issues affecting women and children and shall carry out other civil and cultural activities to enhance membership and provide financial support to the Branch.
COMMUNITY COORDINATION - Shall enlist the support of other community organizations on issues affecting the interests of African American and other communities of color.
COMMUNICATIONS - Seek and promote media content consistent with NAACP goals which include the elimination of racism and the elimination of employment segregation.