Alaska Oregon Washington State-Area Conference

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.

Branches in the News:

NAACP: Hansen arrest was racist
October 22nd 2019
Corvallis Gazette-Times
The NAACP is condemning the Oct. 13 arrest of a black Oregon State University student who was riding her bicycle against traffic, saying Genesis Hansen was victimized by police because of her race.
"As the nation's oldest civil rights organization, we view this civil rights violation by state and local law enforcement as another example of racial inequity and excessive use of force imposed on communities of color by law enforcement," the organization said in a statement issued Monday.

Events Happening Around the Conference:


Spokane Branch:

Tenant Union of Washington State Tenant Meeting and Call to Action: November 20th 5:30-7pm, Saranca Building, 3rd Fl. Housing in a human right! Join tenants and learn about Just Cause and why Spokane MUST end no cause notices to vacate. Spokane City Council will be addressing housing issues at an upcoming meeting and Just Cause MUST be included. Voter in Federal Way approved a city initative to enact Just Cause and the Burien City Council recently UNANIMOUSLY adopted it. Just Cause provides housing security and ends the fear of unexpected and no cause evictions. For more information contact Terri or Amber at (509) 464-7620 for


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