IN THE NEWS
Two Members of the Wilkes-Barre NAACP Receive the
Susan Merrill Constance Kozel Award Tonight (May 18, 2015)
Peggy A. Felton, an individual whose contribution to society reflects the principles of justice and peace. Peggy Felton first moved to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in August of 1989 with her son, Ronald R. Felton. This was the result of her husband’s job, Prudential Retirement relocating here.
Toni Mathis, of the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne/Wyoming Counties is the Assistant and Acting Director at the Charles T. Adams Active Adult Center. She is also training as a volunteer APRlSE Counselor for the State Health Assistance Program. Read More…
You have a civil right to opt out of state mandated standard testing. In Pennsylvania, that is based on religious beliefs. There are people in school districts across the Pennsylvania doing this right now.
There are four (4) simple steps. Read More…
Adverse Educational Outcomes Proposal
Proposal submitted to the Basic Basic Education Funding Commission. These are the foundation for our campaign to get the factor added to the Commission’s recommendation to the State Assembly. Read More.
Click here for the sample letter to your Legislator and the sample resolution
Loretta Lynch confirmed as US Attorney General.
First black woman is civil rights milestone.
SELMA is NOW! 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act
Register to Vote Now – Deadline for primary election is April 20, 2015.
NAACP’s groundbreaking report, Born Suspect, opens a renewed dialogue about racial profiling by law enforcement in America. This conversation includes a call to action for NAACP members to work toward ending this ineffective policing practice across the country.
The report includes an Anti-Racial Profiling Model Bill, sample End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA) letter to Congress, Principles for an Effective Civilian Review Board, Police Misconduct Incident Reporting Form and more. #BornSuspect is also a social media campaign that brings to light everyday racial profiling that occurs with people of color across the US. Share your story. Demand justice. Read more…
On November 10, 2014, we filed a lawsuit in Commonwealth Court on behalf of six school districts, seven parents, the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools (PARSS) and the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference against legislative leaders, state education officials, and the Governor for failing to uphold the General Assembly’s constitutional obligation to provide a system of public education that gives all children in Pennsylvania the resources they need to meet state-imposed academic standards and thrive in today’s world. Read more…