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:         


National President and CEO Cornell Brooks with President Hankerson in Seattle.              Photo courtesy of Rahn Clayton.

President/CEO Cornell Brooks Holds Town Listening Sessions with Community Members 

August 13, 2014

Seattle, WA—On Tuesday, August 5th and 6th, the Seattle King County NAACP held town hall listening sessions to welcome National NAACP President/CEO Cornell Brooks to Seattle.

During the first town hall President Brooks answered questions from members via a video call after his flight was delayed. The evening was filled with two performances from students who participted in the National ACT-SO competition in Las Vegas eariler this month. President Hankerson spoke on the current issues in Seattle as well as around the country, setting the stage for President Brook's remarks. 

Once President Brooks landed in Seattle on the 6th he met with local leaders and ended his trip with a visit to the Seattle King County branch for an inperson town hall listening session. 

Seattle King County NAACP would like to thank President Brooks for visiting Seattle.

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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).






Congratulations to ACT-SO for representing the AOWSAC with 4 medals at the National Competition in Las Vegas! 

Ericka Peques - Seattle/King County #1136 - GOLD in Medicine and Health

Asia Wooten - Eugene/Springfield #1119 - GOLD in Music Instrumental/Contemporary/Classical

India Mithcell - Seattle/King County #1136 - BRONZE in Music Vocal Contemporary

Simon Longnight - Eugene/Springfield #1119 - BRONZE in Dramatics



Upcoming Events in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington:      


March with us this Saturday August 23rd during the Eugene Celebration Parade.

2014 Fall Alaska Oregon Washington Convention, October  17-18. More information to come. 




This month's news highlights:                                                                For news links from previous months, please visit our News Stories page. 


Music Medalist: Asia Wooten wins gold at the national ACT-SO competition The Register Guard Video included

Civil rights groups want investigation into Seattle Police Department shooting of homeless man in Gasworks Park Real Change News 

Referendum on AO-37 Adds Another Big Issue for Anchorage Voters KTVA-11

Anchorage NAACP Denounces AO-37 Repeal KDLG

NAACP fearful of insurance prices rising Your Alaska Video included

NAACP calls on Insurance Commissioner to be price watchdog Alaska Native News

Homeless People and Blacks Take Brunt of Seattle Pot Ordinance The Skanner

Activists Call for Federal Probe of Washington Corrections Hiring The Skanner

Black Leaders Call for Investigation into DOC Employement Practices The Seattle Medium

Special the The Spokesman-Review: School discipline needs to keep students learning:  The Spokesman-Review, Spokane


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



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