"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
HATE ON DISPLAY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE!
STATEMENT FROM THE VIRGINIA STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NAACP:
August 13, 2017--The presidents of the Virginia State Conference of the NAACP, and the Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP have issued the following joint statement regarding the senseless racist hate rally, violence and loss of life in Charlottesville, Virginia:
NAACP 108th NATIONAL CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS
BARACK OBAMA CITY-COUNTY BUILDING?
The NAACP Dane County Branch voted at its July meeting to formally oppose an idea floated by local lawmakers to name the Dane County City-County Building after former President Barack Obama.
The NAACP is objects to the idea on grounds that naming a building that houses a portion of the county jail after the nation’s first black president is inappropriate.
“The building is symbolic of the extreme racial disparities evident in the treatment of African Americans by the criminal justice system of the United States,” the NAACP resolution states.
Greg Jones, president of NAACP Dane County, included the resolution in a letter Monday to the Dane County Board, the Madison City Council, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Madison Mayor Paul Soglin stating the organization’s objections to the idea
A joint committee of Dane County and the City of Madison has indefinitely postponed the idea of naming the City-County Building after former President Barack Obama. Instead, community input will be sought.
NAACP ADVOCATES FOR THE PEOPLE
Madison, WI--NAACP Dane County President, Greg Jones, testified during the Wisconsin Assembly's Committee on Public Benefit Reform public hearing against proposed legislation that would require child support compliance for FoodShare (food stamp) benefits. FoodShare Wisconsin was created to help stop hunger and to improve nutrition and health. FoodShare helps people with limited money buy the food they need for good health.
AB57 Synopsis: This bill prohibits certain individuals and parents who refuse to cooperate in determining the paternity of a child or establishing or enforcing a child support order from being eligible for FoodShare benefits. The bill also prohibits certain parents who refuse to cooperate in providing or obtaining support for their child or who are delinquent in child support payments and do not satisfy an exception specified in the bill from being eligible for FoodShare benefits. FoodShare, also known as the food stamp program and the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, provides benefits to eligible low-income households for the purchase of food.
FoodShare is administered by the Department of Health Services. The federal government pays the benefits for FoodShare while the state and federal government share the cost of administration.
Federal Legislative Action!
POLICE TRAINING AND INDEPENDENT REVIEW
Conflict between law enforcement officials and the communities they serve throughout the nation, has sadly been featured with increasing prominence in the local and national news. From New York to Oakland, CA; from Minnesota to Florida, and everywhere in between racial and ethnic minorities are concerned that they are being treated differently, and often much more harshly, by law enforcement.
For more information on this legislation and how you can advocate for it, click the button below.
NATIONAL NAACP NEWS
Leon W. Russell as
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Chairman Roslyn M. Brock
Steps Down After Seven Years
Mississippi State President
Derrick Johnson Elected as Vice Chair
NAACP Dane County
November 2017 Meetings
November 14, 2017
The Catholic Multicultural Center
1879 Beld Street
Executive Committee Meeting
5:30pm - 6:30pm
General Membership Meeting
6:30pm - 8:30pm
2017 ACT-SO COMPETITION