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12/01/2018

2018 NAACP Election Results

Greetings to all members, friends and supporters of the NAACP, Thank you for entrusting Lisa, Mrs. Helen, Malcolm, Sheila and yours truly with the duties and responsibilities of the Election Supervisory Committee for our November 24, 2018 NAACP Portland Branch 1120B election. We were honored to create an election environment that represented respect, fairness, and […]

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10/12/2018

Revised AAIDC Focus Group Dates

AFRICAN AMERICAN INITIATIVE DATA COLLECTION Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington REVISED Focus Group Discussions   Greetings: The African American Initiative Data Collection is a culturally-appropriate initiative to facilitatethe reduction of breast cancer mortality in Portland’s African American community. Our team would like to talk with African American breast cancer survivors and those living […]

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09/28/2018

Oregonians for Immigration Reform is a Hate Group: Say NO to Measure 105

At the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) our mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. That will be much harder in Oregon if Measure 105 passes. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has designated the group responsible […]

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09/15/2018

Biennial Branch Election Scheduled

Biennial elections for officers for Portland Branch 1120B are coming up. Procedures for the Next Three General Membership Meetings September 22, 2018: Election of the Nominating Committee. All members whose memberships are current as of 30 days prior to the meeting date may be elected to the Nominating Committee. October 27, 2018: Report of the […]

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09/15/2018

Statement on Release of Financial Documents

Recently, local Portland media reported on the financial state of the NAACP Portland Branch. These stories were considered newsworthy because former branch president, Jo Ann Hardesty, is a current candidate for Portland City Commissioner, position #2. The initial story was based on public financial reports to the state and federal government. A later story added […]

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08/22/2018

Health Committee welcomed Shafia Monroe to our August Meeting to Discuss Black Mother and Infant Health

For decades, research has clearly shown that Black infants are more than twice as likely to die during birth than White infants;  Black mothers are 3-4 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White mothers. Higher education and income do not protect black women from these outcomes as demonstrated by Serena Williams’ recently […]

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08/08/2018

Portland Clean Energy Fund Campaign Officially Qualifies for November 2018 Ballot

The Portland City Auditor Elections Division announced on Friday, July 27, that the Portland Clean Energy Fund (PDX 04, the “Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Initiative 2018”) received enough valid Portland voter signatures to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. A sampling of 55,509 submitted signatures revealed 39,755 valid signatures, over 5,000 more than the […]

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08/08/2018

Seeking a Better Way: DA Budget Reform Efforts

The NAACP Portland Branch believes that district attorney reform is central to achieving any reforms in the criminal justice system. On May 24, 2018, the executive committee voted to sign onto the ACLU memo titled Setting a Higher Bar for the Multnomah County District Attorney Budget. The ACLU performed an in-depth analysis of the current […]

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01/27/2018

Membership Votes to Join Petition for Portland to Exit the Joint Terrorism Task Force

The NAACP Portland Branch General Membership voted today to join the ACLU of Oregon’s petition for Portland to “End Cooperation with the FBI’s Terrorism Task Force.” Portland formally rejoined the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) in 2015. The petition has been signed by over two dozen Portland organizations. The JTTF has been used to target […]

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