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:

  • Protesters hold up their hands while chanting “hands up, don't shoot” outside Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where The Rev. Martin Lu...

    Associated Press

    Protesters hold up their hands while chanting “hands up, don't shoot” outside Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks inside to members of the community during an interfaith service, Monday, in Atlanta.

Check out the complete coverage on our News Tab regarding the AOWSAC NAACP's response to the Fergusion grand jury decision.

Photo courtesy of Tony Funchess of Portland 1120.

Upcoming Events in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington:

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 (

Gerald Hankerson, President of the King County NAACP from Elliot Stoller

This month's news highlights:

Youth Development Program graduates et skill sets for success, Everett Herald

Police wrestly with definition of chokehold, LA Times

NAACP blasts decision not to prosecute officer who punched woman under arrest, The Seattle Times

Seattle NAACP speacks out against prosecutor for not filing charges against police officer, Sun Valley Chronicle

Why racial strife in America matters in Snohomish County, Everett Herald Op Ed by Snohomish County President Dr. Janice Greene

Anchorage answers the national 'Black Lives Matter' call, KTVA TV with photos

Local rally supports national cause, KTUU TV with video

Students, community continue marches in Seattle over Ferguson, King5 News

NAACP’s Memorial Day picnic at Washington Park. (Amiran White/ For The Register Guard).

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

President Hankerson speaks to Seattle's King 5 News on the local perspective of what's happening in Ferguson.

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