Committees are a vital component of the New Brunswick Area Branch and its ability to serve our communities. The branch is seeking volunteers and or interns! The public is invited to become members of the branch and to join us in working on issues through one of the following committees.

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The Committee on Education shall: (1) seek to eliminate segregation and other discriminatory practices in public education; (2) study local educational conditions affecting minority groups; (3) investigate the public school system and school zoning; (4) and familiarize itself with textbook material therefrom which is racially derogatory; (5) seek to stimulate school attendance (6) keep informed of school conditions and strive to correct abuses where found; and (7) aim to be a center of popular education on the race question and on the work of the Association.

Freedom Fund Luncheon Committee: The Freedom Fund Committee shall plan and conduct fund-raising activities, including entertainment and other projects, for local and national purposes within the scope of the Association’s program. It shall work closely with the Finance Committee.

The Committee on Housing shall: (1) study housing conditions in the local community; (2) receive and seek to address complaints of discrimination; (3) oppose all restrictive practices whether public or private; and (4) disseminate information and render such other assistance which may eliminate discrimination in housing.

The Legal Redress Committee shall: (1) investigate all cases reported to it; (2) supervise all litigation in which the Branch is interested and (3) keep the National Office and the Branch informed on the progress of every case. It shall not give general legal advice.

The Membership Committee shall: (1) work throughout the year to maintain and increase the membership of the Association; (2) be responsible for planning and organizing the annual membership campaign; and (3) be responsible on a continuous basis for soliciting new members and for securing renewals.

The Political Action Committee shall: (1) seek to increase registration and voting; (2) work for the enactment of municipal, state and federal legislation designed to improve the educational, political and economic status of minority groups; (3) seek the repeal of racially discriminatory legislation; (40 work to improve the administration of justice; (5) work to secure equal enforcement of the law; and (6) keep the National Office and the Branch informed of all proposed legislation which affects minority groups. The Committee shall be nonpartisan and shall not endorse candidates for public office.

The Press and Publicity Committee shall: (1) endeavor to secure publicity for the work of the Branch and the Association in the local press and on radio, television and other media; (2) attempt to interest persons in charge of local news media on conditions affecting minority groups; (3) seek to counteract derogatory and erroneous statements in local news media about Blacks and other minority groups; 94) be responsible for forwarding to The Crisis items covering Branch activities and important local affairs; and (5) act as far as possible as an agency for the promotion and sale of The Crisis. No publicity shall be released without first being approved by the President of the Branch.

The Religious Affairs Committee shall: include ministerial and lay religious leaders who are members of the Branch. It shall: (1) promote an educational program designed to give moral and ethical interpretation to the civil rights struggle; (2) interpret the work of the Association to organized religious groups of all faiths; (3) enlist the support of such organized religious groups for membership, fundraising, and the struggle for equality and full civil rights; (4) provide resource assistance for religious education and social action activities, associated with the improvement of race relations.

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