Register now to help mobilize and energize our community to VOTE. The Get Out The Vote (GOTV) needs volunteers to help make Dekalb County show strong in this election cycle. Go register for sign holders, Phone banking, and Pool Drivers
WE NEED ALL HANDS ON DECK!!! Volunteers are needed to help us remind citizens to take Action! Remember, we Educate, Equip and Empower! Get Full Details for dates and times.
The celebration is ready for Juneteenth. We are virtual this year with entertainment, Black history, and cultural activities. It is a new experience. It’s FREE but you have to register at EVENTBRITE. Sponsorships and Vendor Ads welcomed. Juneteenth a festival held annually on the nineteenth of June by African Americans (especially in the southern states), to commemorate emancipation from slavery in Texas on that day in 1865.
When We Fight, We Win.
Corvid19 slowed us down but it did not stop us. NAACP DeKalb installed a plaque in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse in Remembrance of the lynching and racial terror against Black people in the county. A formal ceremony will be held later after a change in the shelter-in-place order for this pandemic. More details coming soon.
We are going virtual for the general meeting on Saturday. Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.
Get a replay of the April 25, 2020 general membership meeting at:
Malcolm X Day is an American holiday in honor of Malcolm X that is celebrated on either May 19 (his birthday) or the third Friday of May. The commemoration of the civil rights leader has been proposed as an official state holiday in the U.S. state of Illinois in 2015. As of present, only the city of Berkeley, California observes the holiday with city offices and schools closed.
If you know of people who are behind on their rent or mortgage due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Dekalb County, please email me their name, address, phone, and email address to: INFO@NAACPDEKALB.org
Informed Georgians for Justice
Informed Georgians for Justice is a non-partisan volunteer organization of concerned citizens. The organization aims to educate the voting public about the 2020 candidates for sheriff, district attorney and solicitor in all 159 counties in the state. Many voters do not realize the impact these elected officials have on criminal justice issues. IGJ informs citizens about the importance of voting in these elections.
Currently, IGJ is conducting a voter education project sponsored by the Georgia NAACP. IGJ is gathering information through a candidate questionnaire containing approximately 35 yes/no questions regarding specific criminal justice issues. The questions presented were determined with input from numerous organizations with diverse perspectives.
Discrimination is real. It happens everyday and it could happen to you. If you have a discrimination complaint about an event that has occurred in DeKalb County Georgia let us know. Contact us.
We ask that those who seek our assistance put their complaint in writing, provide as much information as possible. The Legal Redress committee will contact you within 3 business days in an attempt to help where possible, or provide guidance to individuals on how to exercise their rights. The NAACP Dekalb County Branch may provide legal information and assistance to concerned citizens, but does not provide legal advice or legal information via e-mail. For legal advice, you should consult a local attorney.
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