NAACP Culpeper #7058

Also Serving Madison and Rappahannock Counties

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How to Vote in the 2020 Election

There are three different ways you can vote this year!

What’s your plan?

 

1 Vote by Mail

Click here to apply online to vote absentee by mail. The deadline to apply is Oct. 23.

 

2 Vote Early In-person

You can vote early at your local registrar’s office beginning Sept. 18 and ending Oct. 31. To check that you are registered to vote, click here. To find the location and hours for early voting in your county,  call your local registrar’s office, click here. You do not have to have a reason or fill out an application to vote early. You will need to show an acceptable form of ID or sign an ID Confirmation Statement. To view a complete list of acceptable IDs, click here. Accessible equipment and/or curbside voting is available upon request.

 

3 Vote In-Person on Election Day

The polls will be open from 6 AM until 7 PM on November 3. Find your polling location here.

 

Need more help? Call the Virginia Department of Elections (804) 864-8901

This time, the Alabama state troopers saluted

SELMA — This time, the Alabama state troopers saluted.

The late John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge for the final time Sunday in a triumphant celebration of his tireless fight for civil rights, often in the face of violent resistance.

Mourners cheered, sang, and cried as a horse-drawn carriage carried Lewis’ flag-draped casket over the Alabama River and toward Montgomery.

Why celebrating Juneteenth is more important now than ever

It’s time for America to truly grapple with its legacy of slavery.

“There are those in this society that still hold on to the idea that the Civil War wasn’t about slavery, it was about states’ rights or Northern aggression against slavery,” says Karlos Hill, a professor of African and African-American studies at the University of Oklahoma and the author of Beyond the Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory. “Juneteenth is a moment where we step back and try to understand the Civil War through the eyes of enslaved people.”

 

Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Somebody is hurting our people and it has gone on far too long and we won’t be silent anymore

JOIN THE MOVEMENT ON JUNE 20TH

The Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington is a 2.5-hour program that will be broadcast on Saturday, June 20th at 10 am EST & 6 pm EST, and again on Sunday, June 21st at 6 pm EST, at June2020.org.

The Poor People’s Campaign is a movement of tens of thousands of people across the country who are organizing to end the interlocking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and the war economy, ecological devastation, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.

WHAT

  • The Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington: A Digital Justice Gathering will be the largest digital gathering of poor, dispossessed, and impacted people in history.

WHEN

  • This 2.5-hour program will be broadcast on Saturday, June 20th at 10:00 am EST and 6:00 pm EST and again on Sunday, June 21st at 6:00 pm EST.

WHERE

  • We will gather digitally from all 50 U.S. states and territories, and from across the world. Radio and TV networks will carry the stream, but the best place to participate will be at www.june2020.org

WHY

  • There are 140 million poor and low-income people in the richest country in the history of the world. This global pandemic is exposing, even more, the already existing crisis of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and militarism, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.
  • We are gathering on June 20, 2020, to demonstrate the leadership of the poor and build power to enact a Moral Agenda for the nation.
  • If the rejected millions — those without health insurance, without living wages, without clean water, without voting protections — unite, we can move the moral and political imagination of this country and revive the heart of our democracy!

WHO

  • The Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington: A Digital Justice Gathering is made up of people of all backgrounds, we are Black, Brown, White, Native, and Asian; we are old and young; we are people of faith and not of faith; we are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities; we are people of all abilities; we are led by poor people and we are a broad movement made up of those from all walks of life, and we are from every corner of this nation.

HOW

  • We will gather online on June 20, 2020, from across the country and world.
  • The digital Mass Assembly and March on June 20 & 21st will be interpreted into Spanish and ASL (American Sign Language) and will be open captioned in English.
  • ASL interpretation will be visible on-screen for the Digital Mass Assembly and March on all digital & TV network platforms.
  • Use this social media toolkit to spread the word networks and social media.
  • Get connected to your state’s coordinating committee.

Our Response

#WeAreDoneDying

The Mission of the Culpeper branch of the NAACP is the same as it is nationally, to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

While we celebrate the victories of the past and continue, peacefully, to expand on those victories, we are reminded by the current events across the nation that there is much work to be done.

We must confess, we are tired of fighting the same fight, over and over.  However, we do not have the luxury of resting.  We must continue the pursuit of equality by eliminating the systemic racism that continues to be prevalent in our country.  We will not rest and pass the responsibility on yet to another generation.

Over the last few months, we have had to contend with the results of inequities in both healthcare and economics in our communities; and yet you hit us with another battle to fight.  We have had to contend with the brutality and humility perpetuated towards our community over-and-over again.  We will not be compelled to respond with knee-jerk reactions.  We are going to move forward together, methodically, with a well-planned movement.  This can only be achieved by including those of all creeds, colors, political and religious persuasions.  We will continue to work with our local leaders, including our law enforcement; to whom we have worked to build strong bridges.

We are not going to accept the spread of divisiveness promulgated by a few,  determine how we move forward.  We know our worth and the strength of our VOTE.  We have remained a non-partisan, peaceful organization, however, those who have made the decision to sit back and let our democracy continue to be crushed will be voted out in our continued pursuit of equality.  As Dr. King said, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”   “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

To all the Ahmaud Arberys, George Floyds, and Breonna Taylors, our promise to you is that “We will not give up the fight for equality and justice.  Yes, we are tired, we are hurt, but while standing on the shoulders of those before us, we will never give up hope.  Our Faith will remain strong, and we will never be broken as long as we have breath in our bodies.”

In Solidarity,

Sandra Reaves-Yates, President
NAACP Culpeper Branch #7058

#WeAreDoneDying

Washington, D.C. (May 7, 2020) – The NAACP, the nation’s foremost social justice organization, has launched a campaign entitled #WeAreDoneDying, aimed at exposing the inequities embedded into the American healthcare system and the country at large. From COVID-19 to running while Black in America, the abuse faced by people of color, particularly African Americans is devastating.

 

NAACP to Host King Remembrance Service on January 20

The NAACP Culpeper Branch #7058 will host its annual service commemorating the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, January 20, beginning at 12 noon at Antioch Baptist Church in Culpeper. The church is located at 202 S. West Street.

The Rev. Reese Washington, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, Brandy Station, will speak at the event. Shiloh Youth will present “We Are the Dream.”

The event will be sponsored by Marty and Butch Davies, III. The NAACP Culpeper branch serves Culpeper, Madison, and Rappahannock Counties.

Watch the 110th NAACP Annual Convention Live!

Broadcast live from Detroit, the Convention starts Sunday, July 21, 2019 and runs through the 24th

You’ve been granted virtual front row seats to some of the biggest moments from the five-day conference, including:

Public Mass Meeting
Keynote: Leon W. Russell, Chairman, NAACP National Board of Directors

Opening Plenary Session
Featuring: Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO, & Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Speaker of the House

Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Memorial Luncheon
Keynote: Stacey Abrams, Former Georgia House Minority Leader

Presidential Candidates Forum
Moderator: April Ryan, White House Correspondent
Candidates: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, & Bill Weld

Don’t miss a second of the action— watch the 110th NAACP Annual Convention live!

 

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Watch Here Beginning Sunday, July 20

See you soon,

The NAACP Team

110TH NATIONAL CONVENTION July 20-24, 2019


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