Our Standing Committees

Civic Engagement. The Committee on Civic Engagement shall:

  • Raise awareness for political, educational, social and economic equality for communities of color.
  • Encouraging voter registration

Communications, Press and Publicity. The Committee on Communications, Press and Publicity shall:

  • seek to promote media content consistent with fundamental NAACP goals which include the elimination of racial isolation and fear and the furtherance of multiracial and cultural understanding;
  • work to eliminate employment segregation and discrimination in those industries, [comprising the communications arts and sciences] (radio, telephone, television, motion pictures, newspapers, books, related computer communications, business, cable television); etc.

Community Coordination. The Committee on Community Coordination shall enlist the support of other community organizations on issues affecting the interests of African Americans and other communities of color.

Education. The Committee on Education shall:

  • Ensure that all disadvantaged students and students of color are on the path to college or a successful career.
  • Ensure students of color have access to great teaching, equitable resources and a challenging curriculum.
  • Eliminate the severe racial inequalities within our education system.

Environmental and Climate Justice. The Environmental and Climate Justice Committee shall:

  • seek to address environmental inequities at the local level and advocate for civil rights issues;
  • develop a comprehensive and holistic agenda to reduce pollution;
  • advance energy efficiency and clean energy;
  • build disaster resilient infrastructure policies and practices. Bylaws for Units of the NAACP [Adopted Effective March 2019] 46

Finance. The Finance Committee shall consist of the President, Treasurer, and at least one other member. It shall study the financial needs of the Unit and shall be responsible for drafting an adequate annual budget.

Fundraising (Annual Freedom Fund Dinner, Annual Sweet Potato Festival, etc.). The Freedom Fund Committee shall plan and conduct fund-raising activities, entertainment and other projects, for local and national purposes within the scope of the Association’s program. It shall work closely with the Finance Committee.

Housing. The Committee on Housing shall:

  • study housing conditions in the local community;
  • receive and seek to address complaints of discrimination;
  • oppose all restrictive practices whether public or private; and
  • disseminate information and render such other assistance which may eliminate discrimination in housing.

Labor and Industry. The Labor and Industry Committee shall seek ways to improve the economic status of minority groups by:

  • working to eliminate discriminatory employment practices in industry and government, wage differentials based on race, unequal opportunities for training, promotion and unfair dismissals;
  • encouraging greater participation in the trade union movement;
  • working to end discriminatory practices in labor unions;
  • securing the enactment of state and federal fair employment practices legislation; and
  • working for improved opportunities in vocational and apprenticeship training.

Legal Redress. The Legal Redress Committee shall:

  • investigate all cases reported to it;
  • supervise all litigation in which the Unit is interested; and
  • keep the National Office and the Branch informed on the progress of every case. It shall not give general legal advice.

Membership and Life Membership. The Membership Committee shall:

  • work throughout the year to maintain and increase the membership of the Association;  be responsible for planning and organizing the annual membership campaign;
  • be responsible on a continuous basis for soliciting new members and for securing renewals; and
  • initiate all possible means to obtain Life Members and sponsor a continuing program towards this end.

Religious Affairs. The Religious Affairs Committee shall include ministerial and lay religious leaders who are members of the Unit. It shall:

  • promote an educational program designed to give moral and ethical interpretation to the civil rights struggle;
  • interpret the work of the Association to organized religious groups of all faiths;
  • enlist the support of such organized religious groups for membership, fundraising, and the struggle for equality and full civil rights; and
  • provide resource assistance for religious education and social action activities, associated with the improvement of race relations.

Women in the NAACP (WIN).   WIN shall address within the framework of the NAACP, civil rights issues affecting women and children and shall carry out other civil and cultural activities to enhance membership and provide financial support to the Branch.  

Youth Works.  The Committee on Youth Work for Branches shall consist of the Youth Unit Advisor(s), and Youth Unit President(s) in the same community, and five (5) persons appointed by the Branch President. The Youth Unit Advisors and the Youth Unit Presidents shall choose the chair of the Committee. The Youth Work Committee shall develop and coordinate the programs of the Branch and Youth Unit. 

Special Committees

Juneteenth. The Juneteenth Committee shall:

  • Prepare a festival or ceremony celebrating the freeing of the last known slaves in Texas in 1867.

Thames Valley Council for Community Action board member.

  • The Norwich Branch NAACP appoints a member from their midst to serve on the board of the TVCCA.