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

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

NAACP Alaska Oregon Washington State Area Conference is a 501c(4) organization.
Donations to are not tax deductible


Call to Action for Washington State:

President Hankerson's 2 minute testimony

"We met and ended up recommending the removal of both malice and good faith. The Task Force did our job. Now it's time for you as legislators to do yours." President Hankerson

Call you Representative today and urge them to support HB1529.
Submit a comment online or call the hotline at 1-800-562-6000.

Upcoming Events!


Eugene Springfield's annual Freedom Fund and Silent Auction will be held on March 3rd at the Valley River Inn. For more information, purchase a ticket or sponsor a table, visit the event's website at: or by calling 541-484-1119.

News Highlights:

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.

December 21, 2016
Fox 4
NAACP President-Elect Kevin McGee: "We're here to improve our community for everybody"
VIDEO - The NAACP here in Anchorage has partnered up with Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP), Chugiak Electric, the Anchorage School District, the Alaska Center, and UAA Mat-Su Environmental Studies, in its cost-effective green-energy efforts, that will be first applied to the school system.

November 22, 2016

NAACP honoring Fairbanks centenarians tonight
The two centenarians - Louise Alice Spotswood Green Thompson and Florence James Marhsall will be honored at the 64th annual Freedom Fund Banquet, sponsored by the Fairbanks Greater NAACP Unit #1001 and Alyeska.


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