The NAACP has a rich and deep history in America, it was founded in 1909, and the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.
VERMONT’S FIRST NAACP CHAPTER FOUNDED IN CHAMPLAIN AREA
Burlington, VT, June 9, 2015 We are thrilled to announce the founding of the NAACP’s newest chapter in the nation, and first in the state of Vermont. The Champlain Area NAACP members meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and meetings are open to the public. The organization is enthusiastically seeking new members to join and help us further our work. Below you will find our organization’s mission, vision, and objective statements. It is our hope that community members who feel passionate about our commitments will support us by purchasing a membership, but also through active engagement and advocacy alongside us. Becoming a member provides you with a vote and ensures your voice will be heard. We warmly invite you to join us at one of our public meetings to learn more and to engage in the way that works best for you.
MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
VISION STATEMENT: The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
OBJECTIVES STATEMENT: The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution - the principal objectives of the Association shall be:
To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States
To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP's Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.
Please join us as we fight for equality for all people by joining the Champlain Area Branch of the NAACP by filling out your application, with a check or money order made out to:
The application link for the Champlain Area NAACP Branch is located at:
P.O. Box 3282 Burlington, VT 05408
For more information on the national NAACP please visit www.naacp.org
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