Alamance NAACP Earns 2015 NC State Branch of the Year Award

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Alamance NAACP President Barrett Brown accepts the 2015 NC State Branch of the Year Award, presented by NC NAACP President Rev. Dr. William Barber II and NC NAACP Executive Director Rev. Michelle Laws.

An invitation and a word of gratitude from Alamance NAACP President Barrett Brown:

I am pleased to announce that the Alamance NAACP was recognized with the 2015 NC NAACP State Branch of the Year Award at the 72nd Annual North Carolina NAACP State Convention. In recognition of our achievements, a plaque was presented to our branch at the North Carolina NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet, on October 10, 2015 in Winston-Salem, NC. The Alamance branch is dedicated to becoming a leader in the Forward Together movement. The honor of this award is a great inspiration.

Members of our branch are proud of our progress. We have strong membership growth. We have provided leadership in improving community race relations. We have fully participated in all NAACP campaigns, including voter registration and education, lobbying, bus mobilization and public demonstrations. We have supported the movement for a living wage and advocated for community-based policing initiatives. We have mobilized against state laws that limit our neighbors access to schools, medical care, the legal system and food.

You can  join the Alamance NAACP and the local Forward Together Moral Movement.

  • Please attend our monthly branch Membership Meetings on third Saturdays at 4:00 pm at Life’s Journey UCC at 1908 S Mebane St, Burlington, NC.
  • Please contact us at alamancenaacp5368@gmail.com or call the office at 336.365.8536 to get involved and get on our email list.
  • For information on our programs and campaigns, find us on the web at alamancenaacp.wordpress.com and on Facebook at Alamance NAACP.

You can join our efforts to make our community stronger.

  • Work to alleviate poverty through our Sunday Community Supper program.
  • Work with local law enforcement to avert tragedy in our community through our Criminal Justice Committee.
  • Work to increase voter turnout and fight voter suppression through our Political Action Committee.
  • Work with churches and advocacy groups to build a stronger, local coalition through our Alamance People’s Assembly.
  • Work for greater civic engagement through our Communications Committee.

We thank all those who have helped us earn this honor. We thank all of our Alamance NAACP members who have worked countless hours organizing in our community. We thank our community supporters who have attended our events, ridden our buses, and demonstrated in the streets with us.

We thank our partner churches including Life’s Journey UCC, who provide a home for our organization. We thank Gethsemane Christian Church for hosting our events and generously assisting with bus transportation.  We thank St. Matthews AME Church for hosting our events and supporting our work in the community. We thank Union Chapel UCC for hosting our voter registration work and supporting our ministerial outreach.

We thanks our partner organizations including the Burlington alumnae association of Delta Sigma Theta and Alamance Peace Action, whose members have registered voters and filled our buses. We thank the Burlington Police Department for embracing the challenges of improving communication, accountability, and transparency. We thank NC Raise Up for $15 and Democracy NC for helping us  mobilize for rallies across the state. We thank our area Northern Orange and Chapel Hill/Carrboro NAACP branches for standing with us against racist rhetoric, misinformation and symbols. We thank all of our friends on the NC NAACP staff who guide and advise us. There are many more and we thank them all!

As we celebrate this year’s acknowledgment from the North Carolina NAACP Conference of  Branches, we know that this is only the beginning. There is a tremendous amount of work to do in our community. Please join the Alamance NAACP as we now rededicate our Branch to that inspired work.

FORWARD TOGETHER!

Alamance NAACP President,

Barrett Brown

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