District 90 zip codes include: 30034, 30035, 30038, 30094, 30252, 30281
The special election to fill the vacant House District 90 seat is headed to a runoff featuring former county commissioner Stan Watson and Angela Moore, a public relations specialist. Early voting is March 1 – 5
NAACP DeKalb Criminal Justice Community Conversation
Ms. Saari supervises the attorneys who defend indigent people accused of crimes in DeKalb. In this recording of her 2/16/21 presentation, she reports on the impact of COVID-19 on her office’s clients. At the outset of the pandemic, there was an immediate release of almost 300 people. There was an expansion of misdemeanor bail reform. Most accused of misdemeanors & traffic offences are now released on signature bonds. She also explains how her office collaborated on a COVID Task force including the District Attorney, Solicitor, Superior Court & more. Two other highlights are the pretrial justice initiative and plans for a school- justice partnership to maintain the 53% reduction in delinquency cases that happened during the pandemic so far.
Black History Month 2021
FEBRUARY 27, 2021 – 10am
BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM
“To Control a people you must first control What they THINK about Themselves and HOW they Regard their HISTORY and CULTURE. And when your conqueror makes you ASHAMED of your culture and your history, he needs No prison walls and no chains to HOLD you.” John Henrik Clarke #365Black
The DeKalb County Board of Health will open registration for Phase 1A+ on Friday, starting at noon. Appointments will start on Monday.
A registration and appointment link will be available on the dekalbhealth.net
homepage. Individuals without access to the internet or those with special needs can call 404-294-3700 to obtain assistance from a call center representative.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
February 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
We are going virtual for the general membership meeting on Saturday. Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.
Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 890 6900 0017 +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
General Membership meetings are the 4th Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m.
Executive Committee meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (unless notified of a change in meeting times)
NAACP DeKalb Affirmation: Yesterday, enslavement. Today, liberty. With all my might and the grace of God, I shall fight to be forever free
When We Fight, We Win.
COVID19 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.
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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