President’s Message

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Welcome to the New Brunswick Area Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NBAB-NAACP, Freedom Fund Luncheon. We have proudly and humbly served the community through our advocacy, resources, forums and educational outreach for more than 40 years; and your support will help ensure we continue to do so in the future.

This has been a very busy year for the NBAB-NAACP as we continue to strive for equality and justice for all women and men; especially our youth. Our efforts this past year have been numerous.

 

  • The NBAB-NAACP has provided support on behalf of individuals and groups, on lawsuits against public and private entities for; discriminatory hiring, employment practices, segregated public facilities and housing inequities.
  • We have investigated cases and called for action by the US Attorney General’s Office and the FBI relating to police misconduct.
  • We continue to work with local governmental entities to facilitate cooperation, support and harmony between them and our community.

With our hard-fought for right to vote again coming under attack, the NBAB-NAACP, as well as our National Leadership, believes it is critical for all American citizens who have the right to vote, do vote. In a democratic society the power of the vote and, exercising that right is paramount to maintaining a free society. We are fighting to ensure that anyone eligible to vote does not have their franchise infringed upon.

To ensure our franchise is unencumbered we are continuing our efforts to register and educate voters throughout area. We have taken to the streets engaging the community to help people understand their rights, and we encourage their participation in EVERY election. The NAACP has established a 24 hour national telephone hotline, 1-866-OURVOTE1 (1-866-687-8683), to answer any questions about voting the public may have.  Of course, you may contact the NBAB-NAACP directly at, 732-828-5363 or by email, newbrunswickareanaacp@gmail.com to ask questions or schedule an education/registration event.

Throughout the year the NBAB-NAACP has worked to strengthen our ties and recommit alliances with civic organizations and Houses of Worship where there is common interest for equality and justice. We believe in health care for all, protecting the environment, and protesting against ill-advised and unjust wars. Some of the organizations we have formed coalitions with are; Fair Share Housing Center, Crossroads Theater Company, People’s’ Organization for Progress (POP), The Divine Nine, South Asian Community Organization (SACO), New Labor, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and the New Jersey State Bar Association. The youth of our community

I refer to as “my Kids”, are our future. We vow to always support and mentor them. Please join me in congratulating our scholarship awardees and our ACT-SO participants. We also place emphasis on supporting and engaging the Rutgers Branch, a part of NAACP’s Youth & College Division. To learn more about our youth initiatives including the NAACP New Brunswick ACT-SO program at: newbrunswickareanaacp@gmail.com.

I am always open to suggestions and ideas from the public. You can contact me via our Hotline (24 hrs./365 day) Service; 732.828.5363, USPS – PO Box 235, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 or newbrunswickareanaacp@gmail.com.

In closing, I encourage you to join the oldest and boldest civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. WE NEED YOU!

In Unity,

Bruce S. Morgan, President

I invite all to attend our General Membership meetings held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 – 21 South 2nd Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904 at 7:00 PM. Parking is available behind the church and can be accessed from Rosa Parks Way (Magnolia Street) between 2nd & 3rd Avenues.

 

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