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:

The National NAACP Washington office released their annual Civil Rights Legislative Report Card. The report's purpose to educate our members on how their representatives have voted on civil rights legislation and other issues relating to the NAACP priorties.

113rd Congress

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

President Hankerson

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.

Salem Keizer 2014 Freedom Fund Banquet: Lagacies Remembered, October 25th 5:30-8pm at the Chemeketa Eola Viticulture Center

This month's news highlights: For news links from previous months, please visit our News Stories page.

Tacoma School District, UWT, unite to help kids feel safe, rewarded and whole, The News Tribune

State insurers seek change to hold down premiums, Alaska Journal of Commerce

Sullivan releases false information on Medicare, ACA, Alaska Native News

Continued Obsession with Slavery, 650 KENI Anchorage News Radio

WSU study finds local officers to fire at black suspects, The Columbian via The Spokesman Review

Alaska civil rights groups show support for same-sex marriage challenge, Alaska Dispatch News

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

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).

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