The Alaska Oregon Washington State Area Conference (AOWSAC) of the NAACP is dedicated to improving the political, educational, social and economic status of all persons, eliminating racial prejudice, and keeping the public aware of the adverse effects of discrimination at the state level.
We have 13 local unit Branches and multiple youth councils, high school councils and prison Branches throughout Alaska, Oregon and Washington committed to addressing issues of discrimination and inequality affecting members in our communities and at the state level.
With this site, our goal is to provide you with information on local Branch events, and links to current news stories featuring AOWSAC’s advocacy efforts.
With the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the need is greater than ever for the NAACP to continue our voting rights advocacy and registration program.
Photo credit: Seattle Weekly
Gerald Hankerson, President NAACP Alaska Oregon Washington State Area Conference
Featured Event and News Story:
The National NAACP Washington office released their annual Civil Rights Legislative Report Card. The report's purpose to educate our members on how their representatives have voted on civil rights legislation and other issues relating to the NAACP priorties.
The Seattle Channel and the Seattle Race and Justice Initiative presents:
Upcoming Events in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington:
2014 Fall Alaska Oregon Washington Convention, October 17-18. More information to come.
State insurers seek change to hold down premiums, Alaska Journal of Commerce
Sullivan releases false information on Medicare, ACA, Alaska Native News
Continued Obsession with Slavery, 650 KENI Anchorage News Radio
WSU study finds local officers to fire at black suspects, The Columbian via The Spokesman Review
Alaska civil rights groups show support for same-sex marriage challenge, Alaska Dispatch News
Standing with Ferguson, Real Change News
NAACP’s Memorial Day picnic at Washington Park. (Amiran White/ For The Register Guard).
Civil rights activists Lyllye Parker (left) and Ruth Koenig chat during the NAACP’s Memorial Day picnic at Washington Park. (Amiran White/ For The Register Guard).
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