Committees

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WIN (Women in N.A.A.C.P.) Committee

Goals:

  • To enhance the leadership role of women.

  • To serve as an advocacy vehicle for issues affecting women and children.

  • To advocate for the positive development of children.

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Youth Council Committee

Goals:

  • To inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities.

  • To advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples.

  • To stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other peoples of color's contribution to civilization.

  • To develop an intelligent, militant effective youth leadership.

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Education Committee

Goals:

  • Empower students, parents and local advocates to assess their local schools, school districts, and state educational agencies through data collection research on important educational equity issues.

  • Prevent racial discrimination in educational programs and services.

  • Address truancy, absenteeism and the drop-out rate of students in the Norristown Area School District.

  • Advance Educational Excellence and promote an equal opportunity education agenda.

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Freedom Fund Committee

Goals:

  • Raise funds through planning events for programming activities.

  • Reach out to community groups and businesses to solicit fiscal support.

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Legal Redress Committee

Goals:

  • Broaden relationships with other local agencies.

  • Work with law enforcement agencies to promote fair housing practices.

  • Create legal information resource area.

  • Aid to education on how to handle common issues addressed through the Legal Redress Committee.

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Economic Development Committee

Goals:

  • Establish NAACP economic development presence in the Norristown Area.

  • Work with other committees to establish employment opportunities for Norristown residents and businesses in County development projects.

  • Provide training in the principles of economic development.

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Membership Committee

Goals:

  • Recruit Committee Chairs, Life Members and Youth Members.

  • Research and implement national memberships campaigns as well as local branch membership drives.

  • Develop systems to maintain and monitor procedures for new membership processing and renewals.

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Health Committee

Goals:

  • Work to promote, protect, and maintain health of People of Color.

  • Advocate for equal access to health education, care, treatment and research for all Americans.

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Religious Affairs Committee

Goals:

  • Develop/promote programs to give moral and ethical interpretation to civil rights struggles.

  • Enlist the support of faith based organizations to NAACP work.

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Labor and Industry Committee

Goals:

  • Eliminate discriminatory employment practices in the industry and in the trade union movement.

  • Encourage greater participation in the trade union movement.

  • Secure the enactment of the state and federal fair employment practices legislation.

  • Working for improved opportunities in vocational and apprenticeship training.

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Veteran Affairs Committee

Goals:

  • Establish a working relationship with agencies in government, national, state and local.

  • Maintain a repository of materials, information and forms to be used in assisting veterans and/or dependents of veterans and military personnel.

  • Receive and act on all complaints relative to acts of discrimination.

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Political Action Committee

Goals:

  • Empower the community by increasing awareness and participation in local, state and national elections.

  • From partnerships with community organizations to promote voter registration and education.

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Social Media Committee

Goals:

  • Create, maintain and enhance N.A.A.C.P. Social media pages, feeds and platforms (FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube).

  • Increase visibility to interested parties and relevant discussion topics that involve multiple committees within the chapter.

  • Promote the membership value and the N.A.A.C.P. brand via social media channels.

  • Interact with members via social media channels including posting content, responding to posts, monitoring, and generating followers at various events.

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