For over a century, the Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. County Branch of the NAACP
has been promoting the dream of equality and opportunity for all.
Notice of November Meeting and December Election
Dear Seattle King County NAACP Member,
Please note the following General Membership meetings of the NAACP Seattle King County branch for the purpose of election of officers and at-large members of the executive committee.
1. On November 24, 2014 at NAACP Office, 715 23rd Ave S., Seattle, WA at 6:30pm, there will be a report of the Nominating Committee, receipt of Nominations by Petition, and election of the Election Supervisory Committee. Any member whose membership is current as of April 1st may be nominated for office or as an at-large member of the Executive Committee. In order to sign a nominating petition, or be elected to the Election Supervisory Committee, a member must be current as of 30 days prior to the October meeting.
2. On December 8, 2014, the election of officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee will take place at NAACP Office, 715 23rd Ave S., Seattle, WA. Polls will open from 6:30pm to 7:30pm (TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE ELECTION SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE). In order to vote in a Branch election, one must be a member in good standing of the Branch 30 days prior to the election. A form of identification is required.
We look forward to your participation in these activities.
Seattle King County NAACP Secretary
Do You Know What To Do When Stopped By Law Enforcement?
Be safe not sorry! Secure and read the NAACP real world guide to interacting with law enforcement, "The 411 On The Five-O" brochure. Free copies are available at the Seattle King County NAACP Office (715 23rd Ave. S). Office hours are 10am-12:3pm Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. If you desire a copy and cannot stop by the office, please call 206-324-6600 and leave a message.
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Former President James Bible (42:00), President Hankerson (47:00) and Economic Development Chair Sheley Secrest (1:15:00) speak at a community forum on September 10th in SeaTac, WA in regards to the relationship between law enforcement and the community.
The Seattle King County NAACP serves both Seattle and King County. To find a list of the cities and towns included in King County, please click here.
as we work towards a just, equitable and equal society.
President Hankerson speaks to King 5 News on what the local perspectives are
about what is going on in Ferguson, Missouri as the Nation waits for the grand jury announcement.
Response to the Ferguson Grand Jury: Now, More than Ever, a Time for All Americans to Come Together and Demand Justice
Seattle, WA--On Monday, November 24, the Grand Jury returned a decision on the case of Darren Wilson, a white police officer responsible for the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American youth in Ferguson, Missouri. The Grand Jury, after three months of deliberation, returned a decision: No probable cause for indictment on any charges.
In response, the Seattle King County NAACP and OneAmerica released a joint statement:
“As Americans of all races and ethnicities we stand together in solidarity with the community of Ferguson. Foremost in our thoughts is the pain and frustration of the family of Michael Brown. While we stand in solidarity with Michael Brown's family, we also stand with all the families across the country that have lost loved ones at the hands of the police.
Last night’s decision affirms what our communities have unfortunately known for too long: that our criminal justice system is broken. What happened in Ferguson is not an isolated incident. It brings to the surface a stark and undeniable reality—that African American and Latino youth are far more likely to be imprisoned and killed at the hands of the police than their White peers. It is an epidemic, and it is the direct result of structural and institutional racism.
This is a time for non-violent and urgent protest. African American families and other communities of color have for too long lived under the experience of unaccountable police practices, racial profiling, excessive use of force, and the targeting of minority youth. The lack of any indictment in Ferguson brings a profound sadness, and demonstrates once more that the administration of justice is too often dependent upon one’s skin color, ethnicity or national origin. Too often, children of color are viewed not as full members of our communities, but as suspects or threats. And too often, the deaths of minority youth at the hands of the police go unpunished, demonstrating how little value society places on young men of color. Together, the Seattle King County NAACP and OneAmerica stand with the peaceful protesters in the streets of Ferguson and Seattle, and call for justice.”
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. More information about the Seattle King County NAACP can be found here: www.seattlekingcountynaacp.org
OneAmerica's mission is to advance the fundamental principles of democracy and justice through building power in immigrant communities, in collaboration with key allies. Learn more at https://www.weareoneamerica.org/