Community Coordinator

The committee shall enlist the support of other community organizations on issues affecting the interests of minority groups, and promote positive communication between the Branch and community organizations.

 

Economic Development

The committee shall  promote economic empowerment via workshops and 2) shall review economic development plans to ensure there are no discriminatory policies or strategies.

 

Education/DMAC

The committee shall 1) seek to eliminate segregation and other discriminatory practices in public education; 2) study local educational conditions affecting minority groups; 3)investigate the public school system and school zoning; 4) familiarize itself with textbook materials there from which is racially derogatory; 5)seek to stimulate school attendance; 6)keep informed of school conditions and strive to correct abuses where found and 7) aim to be a center of popular education on the race question and on the work of the Association.

Finance

The committee shall consist of the President, Treasurer, and at least one other member.  It shall study the financial needs of the branch and shall be responsible for drafting an adequate annual budget.

 

Freedom fund

The committee shall plan and conduct the annual event.  It shall work closely with the Finance Committee.

 

Health

The committee shall ensure equitable access to the health care system; shall review local policies for health care for low income and minorities.

 

 

Housing

The committee shall 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.

Legal Redress

The committee shall 1) investigate all cases reported to it; 2) supervise all litigation in which the Branch is interested and 3) keep the National Office and the Branch informed on the progress of every case. It shall not give legal advice.

 

Membership

The committee shall work throughout the year to maintain and increase the membership of the Association; 2) be responsible for planning and organizing the annual membership campaign and 3) be responsible on a continuous basis for soliciting new members and for securing renewals.

 

Political Action 

The committee shall seek to increase registration and voting; 2) work for the enactment of municipal, state and federal legislation designed to improve the educational, political work to improve the administration of justice; 3) work to secure equal enforcement of the law; 4) keep the National Office and the Branch informed of all proposed legislation which affects minority groups.  The Committee shall be nonpartisan and shall not endorse candidates for public office.

 

Press & Publicity

The committee shall endeavor to secure publicity for the work of the Branch and the Association in the local media; 2) attempt to interest persons in charge of local news media on conditions affecting minority groups; 3) seek to counteract derogatory and erroneous statements in local media about minority groups; 4) be responsible for forwarding to The CRISIS items covering branch activities and important local affairs and 5) act as far as possible as an agency for the promotion and sale of The CRISIS.  No publicity shall be released without first being approved by the President of the Branch.

 

Religious Affairs

The Committee shall include ministerial and lay religious leaders who are members of the Branch.  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 relations.

 

NAACP Clearwater and Upper Pinellas County Branch - Clearwater, Florida

Serving Largo, Clearwater, Safety Harbor, Dunedin, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs

 

 

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