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.
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: Rebecca Ballard DiLoreto
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.
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: Shambra Mulder
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: Abdul Muhammad
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: James Leavell-Greene
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: Tina Bryson
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.
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: James 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 which may eliminate discrimination in housing.
Works throughout the year to maintain and increase the membership of the Association.
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.