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The Executive Committee serves as the branch's board of directors.
The branch officers who hold the primary positions on this committee, all standing committee chairpersons are also on the executive committee. However, the main purpose of the executive committee is to oversee all of the branch's operations. Each committee must submit a report to the executive committee on the issues it faces in the community.


Criminal Justice - Dr. Craig C. Browne
The goal of the NAACP Criminal Justice Committee is to advocate for and advance a better public safety system that reduces the reliance on prisons as means of solving social problems, advances effective law enforcement and removes barriers to voting and employment for formerly incarcerated people. The Criminal Justice Department will accomplish its goal in ways that is responsive to individual needs and builds stronger families and communities.


Finance Chair– Dr. Craig C. Browne
Shall consist of the President, Treasurer, and at least one other member. It shall study the
financial needs of the Branch and shall be responsible for drafting an adequate annual budget.
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Press and Publicity - Dr. Craig C. Browne
The Press and Publicity Committee shall: (1) endeavor to secure publicity for the work of the Branch and the Association in the local press and on radio, television and other media; (2) attempt to interest persons in charge of local news media on conditions affecting minority groups; (3) seek to counteract derogatory and erroneous statements in local news media about Blacks, and other minority groups.


Education - Geraldine Brown
The Committee on Education shall:
(1) seek to eliminate segregation and other discriminatory practices in public education;
(2) study local educational conditions affecting minority groups;
(3) investigate the public school system and school zoning;
(4) and familiarize itself with textbook material there from which is racially derogatory;
(5) seek to stimulate school attendance;
(6) keep informed of school conditions and strive to correct abuses where found; and
(7) aim to be a center of popular education on the race question and on the work of the Association. read more click here

Legal Redress - Dr. William Taylor III
The Legal Redress Committee is responsible for establishing a process for the receipt and handling of complaints filed with the Branch. It reviews and investigates complaints filed with the Branch or received from the Executive Committee. read more click here

2008 Report of the Justice Sub-Committee On the Study of Crime, Race and Justice in Selected Jurisdictions of southeastern Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
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Youth Work Chair – Bonnie Johns
1- The Youth Council Advisor shall chair the committee
2- The Youth Work Committee shall develop and coordinate the programs of the senior and youth groups
3- The Committee shall turn the names, addresses and membership dues of youth solicited by the Branch over to the appropriate National Office recognized youth group, if any, in their community
4- If there is no local youth group recognized by the National Office, the Branch must, upon receipt of twenty-five youth memberships, apply to the National Office for a Youth Charter and
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Scholarship - Herman Carter
Scholarship Committee is committed to making higher education opportunities available for graduating high school seniors from Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Springfield , and Plymouth Whitemarsh High Schools. Through our Essay Scholarship Program, we have been able to make a positive impact on the lives of the students in our community. For more information click here


Communications - Herman Carter
The Communications Committee 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.


Political Action – Sandra Jenkins
The Political Action Committee seeks to: (1) increase registration and voting; (2) work for the enactment of municipal, state and federal legislation designed to improve the educational, political and economic status of minority groups; (3) seek the repeal of racially discriminatory legislation; (4) work to improve the administration of justice; (5) work to secure equal enforcement of the law; (6) keep the National Office and the Branch informed of all proposed legislation which affects minority groups. The Committee shall be nonpartisan and shall not endorse candidates for public office.

Membership - Martha Woods
The Membership Committee shall: (1) work throughout the year to maintain and increase the membership of the Association; (2) be responsible for planning and organizing the annual membership campaign; and (3) be responsible on a continuous basis for soliciting new members and for securing renewals. click here



Healthcare - Cynthia M. Green
The Health Care Committee shall: (1) work to promote, protect and maintain the health of African Americans; (2) access the health needs of the community; (3) advocate for equal access to health education, care, treatment and research for all American; (4) sponsor health-related activities such as health forums, fairs, and workshops highlighting issues of importance to people of color; and (5) support health initiatives of the Association.


Freedom Fund - Cynthia M. Green
Shall plan and conduct fund-raising activities, including entertainment and other projects, for local and national purposes within the scope of the Association's program.


Religious Affairs – Dr. William Taylor III
The Religious Affairs Committee shall include ministerial and lay religious leaders who are members of the Branch. It shall: (1) promote an educational program designed to give moral and ethical interpretation to the civil rights struggle; (2) interpret the work of the Association to organized religious groups of all faiths; (3) enlist the support of such organized religious groups for membership, fundraising, and the struggle for equality and full civil rights; (4) provide resource assistance for religious education and social action activities, associated with the improvement of race relations.



Life Membership Chair Frederica D. Hale
The Membership Committee has one of the most difficult tasks in the NAACP. That is to recruit new members and retain current ones. Frederica D. Hale and her committee has employed several methodologies in an effort to accomplish this. Current members are notified of their upcoming renewal date by mail, telephone and e-mail. Recruiting efforts are made with membership drives in local churches and other venues. The Membership Committee will continue to use new, as well as tried and true methods to recruit new members as well as retain current ones.

 

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