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.

Jaydon Beleford of Seattle King County's ACT-SO program performed Lift Every Voice and Sing at this year's Annual Convention. For more information on ACT-SO programs available in your area, visit our Education and Youth page.

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July 11, 2018
King 5 News
2 people offer perspectives on Seattle's police chief candidates

July 6, 2018
Family of man killed by police demand PSU officers' firing

Fox 12
At a press conference Friday, organized with the NAACP Portland, Andre Washington said his family had a number of demands regarding thi only sibling's death and claimed the involved PSU officers did not follow protocol.

July 1, 2018
NAACP Spokane's president applies his firefighting skills to injustice

Fig Tree
As president of the NAACP Spokane since May, Kurtis Robinson has found that his work as a firefighter, fighting wildland fires for Spokane and now for Spokane County Fire District 10, has similarities to fighting "fires" of oppressions to bring social justice.

June 21, 2018
Equal justice under law includes a fair judiciary
Anchorage Daily News
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously stated, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." This applies to the federal courts, too. This is why the NAACP in Alaska care about a judgeship in North Carolina. We cannot allow someone adently opposed to equal rights to assume the bench anywhere. It threatens our justice system everywhere.

May 23, 2018
Taking up where Luther King left off: the New Poor People's Campaign
Sidney Morning Herald- Austraila
According to E.D. Mondaine, president of the Portland National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) and keynote speaker at the rally, the Poor People's Campaign is quickly becoming a nationwide movement for change.

March 13, 2018
Yakima County NAACP event celebrates 60 women making a difference
Yakima Herald

The event at Henry Beauchamp Community Center will highlight the many contributions that African-American women have made in the United States and locally.

February 25, 2018
Commentary: Justice is biggest reason to end death penalty

Everett Herald
OpEd by Vice President Sheley Secrest: Beyond arguments of cost and deterence, the issue of racial jsutice should matter most in our state.

January 31, 2018
Artifiacts, harsh truth on exhibit for Black History Month
The Columbian
“I hope we can help educate people in the Pacific Northwest about racism and the African-American experience here,” said spokeswoman Andrea Marzette.

January 15, 2018
Seattle Takes a Knee On Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Seattle Patch
Hankerson fired up the crowd by asking what had changed since MLK's death for black people in Seattle. The housing affordability crisis, he said, is driving black families out of the city, making Seattle and King County just a place for the wealthy.


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