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:         


        National President and CEO Cornell Brooks with President Hankerson in Seattle.              Photo courtesy of Rahn Clayton.

President/CEO Cornell Brooks Holds Town Listening Sessions with Community Members 

August 13, 2014

Seattle, WA—On Tuesday, August 5th and 6th, the Seattle King County NAACP held town hall listening sessions to welcome National NAACP President/CEO Cornell Brooks to Seattle.

During the first town hall President Brooks answered questions from members via a video call after his flight was delayed. The evening was filled with two performances from students who participted in the National ACT-SO competition in Las Vegas eariler this month. President Hankerson spoke on the current issues in Seattle as well as around the country, setting the stage for President Brook's remarks. 

Once President Brooks landed in Seattle on the 6th he met with local leaders and ended his trip with a visit to the Seattle King County branch for an inperson town hall listening session. 

Seattle King County NAACP would like to thank President Brooks for visiting Seattle.



Civil rights activists Lyllye Parker (left) and Ruth Koenig chat during the NAACP’s Memorial Day picnic at Washington Park. (Amiran White/ For The Register Guard).




Congratulations to ACT-SO for representing the AOWSAC with 4 medals at the National Competition in Las Vegas! 

Ericka Peques - Seattle/King County #1136 - GOLD in Medicine and Health

Asia Wooten - Eugene/Springfield #1119 - GOLD in Music Instrumental/Contemporary/Classical

India Mithcell - Seattle/King County #1136 - BRONZE in Music Vocal Contemporary

Simon Longnight - Eugene/Springfield #1119 - BRONZE in Dramatics


Upcoming Events in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington:    


                                                                                                    Anchorage NAACP's 2014 Freedom Fund Banquet, September 27, 7pm at the Hotel Captain Hook
2014 Fall Alaska Oregon Washington Convention, October  17-18. More information to come. 
















                                                                                                                                              Standing with Ferguson, Real Change News

City inks Alberta Street Grocery deal with Natural Grocers, The Skanner  

We've Got to "Police the Police": Photos from the Local NAACP's Rally for Ferguson, The Stranger SLOG

NAACP hosts rally for Michael Brown in Central Seattle, KUOW-94.9

Seattle crowd shows solidarity for those protesting police shooting in Missouri, KIRO-7

Local NAACP rallies in solidarity with Ferguson over Michael Brown's shooting,    The Seattle Times

Music Medalist: Asia Wooten wins gold at the national ACT-SO competition         The Register Guard Video included

Civil rights groups want investigation into Seattle Police Department shooting of homeless man in Gasworks Park Real Change News 

Referendum on AO-37 Adds Another Big Issue for Anchorage Voters KTVA-11

Anchorage NAACP Denounces AO-37 Repeal KDLG

NAACP fearful of insurance prices rising Your Alaska Video included

NAACP calls on Insurance Commissioner to be price watchdog Alaska Native News


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


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