Alaska Oregon Washington State-Area Conference

The Alaska Oregon Washington State Area Conference (AOWSAC) of the NAACP is dedicated to improving the political, educational, social and economic status of all persons, eliminating racial prejudice, and keeping the public aware of the adverse effects of discrimination at the state level.

We have 13 local unit Branches and multiple youth councils, high school councils and prison Branches throughout Alaska, Oregon and Washington committed to addressing issues of discrimination and inequality affecting members in our communities and at the state level.

With this site, our goal is to provide you with information on local Branch events, and links to current news stories featuring AOWSAC’s advocacy efforts.

With the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the need is greater than ever for the NAACP to continue our voting rights advocacy and registration program.

Education Chair Rita Green on the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out: McCleary Mess

On the show:
Rita Green, Education Chair, NAACP
Leslie Harris, V.P., Seattle School Board
Eden Mack, Legislative Chair, Seattle Council PTSA
Kim Mead, President, WA Education Association
Erin Okuno, Exec. Dir., Southeast Seattle Education Coalition
Chris Reykdal, Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Summer Stinson, V.P., Washington's Paramount Duty

Upcoming Events!


Fairbanks - Juneteenth Celebration, June 17th noon to 5pm at Aldridge Park. Join us for a BBQ cook off and "Voices of Freedom" choir competition. For more information contact De'Andrew Wilson at or 907-385-6442.


Corvallis-Albany - Don't miss our Juneteenth Celebration -- Saturday, June 24, 1:00- 4:00 pm, Lions Shelter, Avery Park. Picnic-style BBQ with all food provided! Entertainment, music, dance, and fun activities for kids and adults! Learn more about the history of Juneteenth at this free community celebration hosted by the NAACP Corvallis/Albany Branch. More info to come. Please save the date! Facebook event page.


Bremerton - Saturday June 10th at 6:00 PM: Annual Freedom Fund Banquet of the Bremerton Branch of the NAACP, at the Kitsap Golf and Country Club in Bremerton. Tickets will be $65 per person and be purchased on

News Highlights:

May 25, 2017
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska's senators must do right by Alaskans on health care
OpEd by President McGee: It is unrealistic to expect Donald Trump to read or understand TrumpCare, and he apparently does not care if it results in the bankruptcy or premature death of Alaskans who would be affected by this bill. If Trump doesn't care, it is particularly important that Murkowski and Sullivan represent Alaskans at this critical moment.

March 25, 2017
KOMO 4 News
Family of teen girl shot by police on Valentine's Day calling for police review
VIDEO on link
Snohomish County NAACP and the family of a teenage girl shot by officers on Valentine's Day are calling for an independent review of the incident. They say Arlington police officers were too aggressive.

KIRO 7 News carried the full press conference on Facebook. Watch HERE.

January 25, 2017
The Seattle Times
NAACP proposes adding ethnic-studies curriculum to Seattle schools
The Seattle King County NAACP wants Seattle schools to integrate ethnic studies into classes at every school and hopes that an ethnic-studies class eventually will become a graduation requirement.

January 11, 2017
Willamette Week
Anti-Trump Women's March loses the support of the NAACP of Portland when leaders refuse to talk about race
President Hardesty says her group pulled its endorsement after sher learned that organizers of the march wouldn't talk about discrimination affecting immigrant and Muslim women as well as women of color..."I can't imagine bringing 20,000 women together and not addressing the most critical issues that are facing women in our communtiy," Hardesty says.


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