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There are a variety of ways that you can get involved with the NAACP by allowing your skills to be used to help us further our mission to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

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Legal Redress/Criminal Justice

Disproportionate incarceration, racially motivated policing strategies, and racially biased, discriminatory, and mandatory minimum sentencing will end. Incarceration will be greatly reduced and communities will be safer. The death penalty will be abolished at the state and federal level, as well as in the military.

Chair: Vacant


Political Action/Voter Registration

Every American will have free, open, equal, and protected access to the vote and fair representation at all levels of the political process. By protecting democracy, enhancing equity, and increasing democratic participation and civic engagement, African Americans will be proportionally elected to political office.

Chair: Priscilla Johnson


Everyone will have equal access to affordable, high-quality health care, and racially disparate health outcomes will end.

Chair: Vacant


Every child will receive a free, high-quality, equitably funded, public pre-K and K-12 education followed by diverse opportunities for accessible, affordable vocational or university education.

Chair: Missy Hagans

Economic Development

Every person will have equal opportunity to achieve economic success, sustainability, and financial security. This includes access to fair, quality, affordable housing, for people of color.

Chair: Vacant

Youth Engagement 

Young adult engagement will be key in policy research, development, and advocacy on all levels. Greater support is being made to enhance the capacity of local units to recruit, engage, train, and retain young adults.

Advisor: Vanessa Sanford and Jennifer Doyle

Community Engagement/Liaison

Enlists the support of other community organizations on issues affecting the interests of African Americans and other communities of color, and works to get community members involved with the NAACP.

Chair: JoJuana Leavell-Greene

Communications/Press and Publicity

Works to amplify the brand and messaging of the Lexington-Fayette NAACP and secure media coverage of events. Coordinates the presence of the branch on the website and social media.

Chair: Vacant

Freedom Fund Banquet

The NAACP Freedom Fund began in 1953 (on a national level) as a ten-year program to intensify efforts to complete the job of emancipation. NAACP has kept the Freedom Fund tradition alive through Freedom Fund events hosted by various branches throughout the United States. This is our largest fundraiser of the year.

Chair: Eric Brown

Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs

Seeks to establish a working relationship with those agencies in government, national, state, and local, having the responsibility in the affairs of members of the various Armed Services and Veterans and to see that the programs to which they are responsible are administered fairly and justly to members of the minority community.

Chair: Jim Thurman


Studies housing conditions in the local community and works to address complaints of housing discrimination and oppose restrictive housing policies. Works to disseminate information and offer assistance that may eliminate discrimination in housing.

Chair: DaVita Gatewood


Works throughout the year to maintain and increase the membership of the Association.

Chair: Tracy Curtis

Religious Affairs

Shall include ministerial and lay religious leaders who are members of the Unit to promote an educational program designed to give moral and ethical interpretation to the civil rights struggle.

Chair: Jim Thurman

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