Please joining our active members by VOLUNTEERING HERE with a branch committee:
Political Action: Work for voter empowerment and expanded voting opportunities. Currently, we are monitoring and make recommendations to the Alamance Co. Board of Elections regarding their 2016 March Primary plan for poll locations and times for early voting.
Criminal Justice: Advocate for community-based policing and anti-discriminatory law enforcement policy. Currently, we are reviewing Burlington Police Department body/in-car cameras, biased policing and police/citizen Code of Conduct policies.
People’s Assembly/Community Coordination: Organize with workers for a living wage and union rights. Organize with Latino communities for fair treatment from employers and law enforcement. Advocate for fair immigration and labor policy. Recently, we organized political action campaigns against anti-immigrant, anti-worker NC HB 318 and for raising the minimum wage to $15 and hour and the right for labor to organize without retaliation. Currently, working to build relationships in these communities for upcoming efforts.
Religious Affairs: Work to build support in the faith community for social justice efforts. Currently, we are organizing a local Sunday ministerial pulpit exchange to encourage greater integration of the local faith community.
Communications: Engage the local community through media and communications to encourage civic involvement and to educate the public on issues of discrimination and social justice. Coordinate publicity for organization.
Community Sunday Supper Program: Work directly to engage the local community in relationship building across social barriers through our ongoing, twice monthly meal program.
Education: Advocate for equitable public education policy and support local education initiatives. Currently, working to build relationships in the local education community.
Housing: Advocate for equitable housing policy and support local fair housing initiatives.
Legal Redress: Respond to local requests from the community for consultation on legal issues, especially regarding discrimination.
HK on J Coordination: Build a community coalition of organizations and advocates to take political action on issues of social justice and organize participation in the annual NC NAACP, statewide Hundred Thousands on Jones St. (HK on J) March and People’s Assembly, in Raleigh every February. Currently, preparing for upcoming local mobilization for HK on J.
Fundraising/Freedom Fund: Coordinate to raise financial resources through events, donations, grants, and promotions. Currently, preparing for upcoming Freedom Fund Banquet in May.
Membership: Work to build a solid base of support for our organization and recruit members of the community with expertise, resources and dedication to commit to, as our mission states, the ”equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.”