Runoff Voting August 11
Hands Up! Go Vote is not just a phase. It is one of the answers for community engagement. Even though you voted in the primaries not all political races had a victor. Now, it’s time for the runoffs to decide. VOTING for runoffs is August 11. EARLY VOTING FOR RUNOFFS BEGIN JULY 20. Avoid the rush. Avoid the last-minute reminders. Vote starting July 20.
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From left: Josiah O’Connor – competed in Music Classical Instrumental with a perfect score of 100, President Teresa Hardy, Lily Sledge – competed in Contemporary Dance. She is a returning ACT-SO Olympian from 2019. Fawzi James – competed in Music Contemporary Instrumental. Fawzi is also a returning ACT-SO Olympian from 2019. Zuri Crawford – competed in Music Contemporary Vocal. Freda Hammonds, ACT-SO Chair. Salmoncain Smith-Shomade – competed in Architecture.
DeKalb ACT-SO Winners
All Gold medalist will advance to the National ACT-SO competition July 23-26, 2020. This year due to COVID-19 the National ACT-SO competition will be virtual.
The Confederate Memorial Carving, depicts three Confederate figures of the Civil War, President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. Our fight continues for justice by fighting for better community policing and encouraging everyone to exercise their right to vote. You can help in the fight by joining NAACP Dekalb. Contact us a naacpdekalb.org
NAACP Dekalb County Branch of Georgia partnered with the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Mu Nu Lambda Chapter and the NAACP Youth and College Division to organize a protest march to the infamous Stone Mountain in Georgia. This area is home to the largest monument to the confederates that sought to maintain slavery and continue to glorify the South and its racial terror.
The NAACP and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity was joined by other members of the divine 9 such as Delta Sigma Theta, Omega Psi Phi, and Sigma Gamma Rho, along with the ACLU, and other organizations across the county to protest injustice that the stone carvings represents. The NAACP is committed to working with the Devine 9 Fraternities and Sororities to bring about change.
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.
The DeKalb Association of Realtors awarded the NAACP DeKalb
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.
Join us on this journey; then show a loved one that you care by giving them the gift that works. Give a NAACP membership for birthdays, wedding gifts, graduations, and special occasions. The NAACP works for you.