Given the conditions in PA, The Youth and College Division of the NAACP PA State Conference has set the following agenda as its focus for the next 18 months:
Gun Violence Prevention is one of our main objectives. We will continue advocating for the passage of common sense gun legislation federally and local, while also educating people on the intersections of criminal justice reform and gun violence prevention; highlighting the impact of gun violence on communities that do not receive adequate education resources and social services. We are also monitoring the following pending legislation HB 1010, HB 1020 HB 1030 HB 1498. Lastly, our recommendation is for Governor Wolf to call for a task force to study gun violence and come up with suggestions for how to combat gun violence in PA
The Youth and College will also aim to improve community/law enforcement relations. The PA Youth and College will continue to hosts various community events that allow community members to engage with local law enforcement, to support healthy relationship building between the two. We are tracking HB1538, as we know it will impact these relationships. Additionally, the PA Youth and College Officers, will remain in collaboration with local law enforcement leadership, to ensure both citizens and officers feel supported and protected.
Finally we will, focus on voter education/registration. We will be advocating for the restoration of the VRA nationwide, and consistently educating people on the importance of taking part in the electoral process.
NAACP PA State Conference Youth & College Division remains committed to working with our elected and appointed officials, to ensure our interest are reflected and protected at the policy level.