The Alaska Oregon Washington State Area Conference (AOWSAC) of the NAACP

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.

Branches in the News

Supreme Court Nullifies Women’s Most Private Right

Statement on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Jun 24, 2022
This morning the conservative majority made what should be a private medical decision for all women in this Country. “The political invasion into a woman’s and families’ private lives is appalling but not surprising” said NAACP Alaska Oregon Washington Vice President Sheley Anderson. “We are witnessing this Supreme Court systematically roll back the Country to the dangerous Jim Crow era by chipping away at the Voting Rights Act and now stripping away a woman’s right to choose.”

What Juneteenth Should Mean For All Of Us

Seattle Medium, Jun 15, 2022
By Carolyn Riley-Payne, President, Seattle King County NAACP With the signing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act last year, the Juneteenth holiday has now been officially extended across the nation. Already accepted by most states, it has still not yet become part of the consciousness of many Americans. And that’s a pity, as the honoring of Juneteenth at the national level provides a much-needed opportunity for everyone to reflect on our country’s past, honestly examine the realities of our present and plan for a future that leaves behind the shackles of the past.

Families impacted by gun violence hold remembrance in Seattle, honor the Buffalo 10

KOMO News, Jun 12, 2022
SEATTLE—Families impacted by gun violence, Mayor Bruce Harrell, and the Seattle King County NAACP held a somber but important remembrance Saturday, honoring all the lives lost in our area to senseless shootings.

Carbon credits bought by gas companies will pay for new electric vehicles, charging stations

Oregon Capital Chronicle, Mar 08, 2022
A rural northeast Oregon gas station, several community colleges and the Portland NAACP are among 10 grantees to receive money for electric vehicle charging stations from Pacific Power.