Lenawee NAACP prepares for 23rd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet
2015 Annual Freedom Fund Banquet
Lenawee NAACP Sponsors City of Adrian Candidates Forum
Lenawee County Fair Parade
Our branch will be walking in the Lenawee County Fair Parade on Sunday July 26th. We will meet at the bowling alley parking lot on College Street at noon. The parade will start at 1:00pm. Wear your NAACP t-shirt and some good walking shoes. You can bring candy to throw out during the parade. We will have signs and a banner to carry. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Come out and represent!! See you Sunday!!
Thanks for all you do for the NAACP
Jeanette Henagan, President
2015 NAACP National Convention – A Snapshot
Five Reasons to Join the NAACP
Five Reasons to Join the NAACP
- The fight for freedom is not free! Your membership will help fund initiatives and programs to support our mission of racial equality and equal justice.
- A membership in the NAACP is your opportunity to give back to the organization that has done more to change this country for the betterment of people of color, women, and the disenfranchised than any other in the nation’s history.
- Your membership in the NAACP makes you a part of a force of 300,000 people who stand for the freedoms guaranteed in our nation’s constitution.
- Your membership in the NAACP makes a direct and positive impact in your community when you join your local branch.
- Your membership in the NAACP will give you access to our upcoming benefits program that provides discounts on products and services across the country.
Join the Lenawee NAACP – Membership is Power
The NAACP is the Oldest Civil Rights Organization in the Country
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
- To ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of all citizens
- To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
- To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
- To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state and local laws securing civil rights
- To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
- To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP’s Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.
Why join the Lenawee County Branch
- You never know when you or someone you care about might need the NAACP.
- To support programs and legal actions of the National Office, as well as the local Branch.
- To help pay for the cost of operational expenses such as telephone, mailing, and office supplies, etc.
- To support NAACP voter registration and voter education programs locally.
- To support investigations of complaints.
- To provide financial support to worthy community organizations and programs that promotes the NAACP mission and goals.
- To support the training of Branch officers and members.
JOIN TODAY – MEMBERSHIP IS POWER
NAACP 106th National Convention
The NAACP 106th National Convention took place this week in Philadelphia, PA. The week long convention presented a host of powerful and compelling speakers who delivered a strong message of significance and relevancy and reminded the world that not only do Black Lives Matter, but that the NAACP is still at the forefront in the struggle for justice and equality for all Americans.
The Lenawee, MI branch of the NAACP was represented by President Jeanette Henagan. President Henagan actively participated in meetings and sessions throughout the week-long convention and also took time to enjoy the festive activities as well as explore some of the wonderful attractions the city has to offer.
Convention goers had an opportunity to hear the first details of the organizations upcoming planned march from Selma, AL to Washington, DC to take place over 40 days and 40 nights later this year. President & CEO Cornell Brooks, of the NAACP revealed his plan for a march on Washington, DC from the historic Edmond Pettis Bridge and the impact it will have on the country and the world.
During this 106th national convention attendees had the opportunity to hear from the current president of the United States, Barack Obama on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 and former president Bill Clinton who spoke the following day. Both men have made significant gains in their combined 15 years with respect to the economy and the well being of people of color.
President Obama is echoing the call for reform of the criminal justice system and putting an end to the disparaging sentences received (mostly by people of color) based on mandatory guidelines. Former president Clinton reminded the crowd that , “We are all colored, and we need to start acting like it.”
This years convention left attendees with much to talk about, much to think about, and even more to anticipate.
The Lenawee County branch as well as our great state of Michigan was well represented. And just as in years past we will continue to show the country and the world just what we are made of. In the words of our illustrious president Mr. Cornell William Brooks, “We are the N.A.A.C.P.”