NAACP Alaska Oregon Washington State Area

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:

Find a polling place or ballot drop box near you:

Alaska: Polling Locations:

Oregon: Drop Box Locations:

Washington: Drop Box Locations:

In less than five minutes, by encouraging someone to vote, you could have a huge impact on our efforts to build a world that values civil rights, social justice, and equality of opportunity no matter your background.

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.

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The Seattle Channel and the Seattle Race and Justice Initiative presents: President Hankerson

Upcoming Events in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington:

November 4th: Election Day To locate your polling place in Alaska or a ballot drop box near you in Oregon and Washington, visit our Political Action page.

November 8th, 6pm: Join us for Spokane's 95th Anniversary Gala. Event will be held at the Davenport hotel. For more information visit our event brite page.

November 13th, 7pm: Bremerton Branch is holding a public information program on the PACT (Police and Community Task Force) at the Norm Dicks Government Building in downtown Bremerton.

November 15th, 6pm: Fairbanks Branch is holding its Freedom Fund Banquet at Pikes Landing. For more information, see our flyer on the events page.

2014 Fall Alaska Oregon Washington Convention. More information to come.

Saturdays in Eugene: Education Research Center is open starting at 10am at the Lane Community College Downtown Campus - 2nd floor for parents and students who want more information on our Youth Council, ACT-SO or our Back to School Tutoriting program (BTS). Visit our website for the current schedule (

This month's news highlights: For more news, visit our News Stories page

Eugene Education Opportunities: Oak Hill School/NAACP Scholarships

Guest: Proposition 1B wouldn't help at-risk children, The Seattle Times

Seattle preschool vote gains national attention, The Seattle Times

Guest Editorial: Send Prop1B, and its Conservative Funders back to the drawing board, The Stranger

The Seattle King County branch of the NAACP supports Prop 1A, , Seattle Education

Ballot proposals offer 2 plans for improving pre-K in Seattle, The Seattle Times

King County deputies defend controversial use-of-force tactic,

Governor reviews award of medal to guardsman implicated in scandal, Alaska Dispatch News

"Chokehold" Training to Stop for Seattle-Area Deputies, Equal Voice News

Tacoma School District, UWT, unite to help kids feel safe, rewarded and whole, The News Tribune

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

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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