NAACP Alaska Oregon Washington State Area

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.

Photo credit: Seattle Weekly

Gerald Hankerson, President NAACP Alaska Oregon Washington State Area Conference

Featured Event and News Story:

President Hankerson speaks to Seattle's King 5 News on the local perspective of what's happening in Ferguson.

The Seattle Channel and the Seattle Race and Justice Initiative presents: President Hankerson

Upcoming Events in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington:

Saturdays in Eugene: Education Research Center is open starting at 10am at the Lane Community College Downtown Campus - 2nd floor for parents and students who want more information on our Youth Council, ACT-SO or our Back to School Tutoriting program (BTS). Visit our website for the current schedule (

This month's news highlights:

Republican Senator Andy Hill Allegedly Says He's Up Aganist Canvassers Who Look Like "Thugs" The Stranger SLOG

Eugene Education Opportunities: Oak Hill School/NAACP Scholarships

Guest: Proposition 1B wouldn't help at-risk children, The Seattle Times

Seattle preschool vote gains national attention, The Seattle Times

Guest Editorial: Send Prop1B, and its Conservative Funders back to the drawing board, The Stranger

The Seattle King County branch of the NAACP supports Prop 1A, , Seattle Education

Ballot proposals offer 2 plans for improving pre-K in Seattle, The Seattle Times

King County deputies defend controversial use-of-force tactic,

NAACP’s Memorial Day picnic at Washington Park. (Amiran White/ For The Register Guard).

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