All members are encouraged to join the committee of their
choice to enhance the NAACP experience and to ensure local
progress in that area. The NAACP pushes for the education
and well being of all people in all areas of life.
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
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
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 - 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.
COMMUNICATIONS - Seek and promote media content consistent with NAACP
goals which include the elimination of racism and the elimination of
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.
FINANCE COMMITTEE - Shall study the financial needs of the unit and shall be
responsible for drafting an adequate annual budget.
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
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.
Plainfield Area NAACP PO Box 368 Plainfield NJ 07060