2019 MEDICAID ENROLLMENT EVENT FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE AREA RESIDENTS
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church-Unitarian Universalist and the Charlottesville-Albemarle NAACP will be holding an event to help enroll area residents who are now eligible for Medicaid. Gregg Winston, chair of the NAACP chapter’s Health Committee, says, “Healthcare is a Right, and we have been given a great opportunity via the newly-expanded Medicaid Program to provide coverage to low-income individuals and families. “Ann Forno, chair of the U U congregation’s Racial Justice Committee, says, “It is vital that the community works collectively to make healthcare available to all. ”The event will take place on Saturday, August 24 – from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and on Sunday, August 25 – from 12 to 2 PM at at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church-Unitarian Universalist, which is located at 717 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, 22903.
Trained NAACP members will be available to assist residents with enrollment. Parking is available on the streets around the church and in the church parking lot on Fendall Avenue. The church is located near the intersection of Rugby Road and Preston Avenue. It is on bus lines 5 and 8. Residents who think they may be eligible should gather as much of the needed information beforehand as possible. Information about Medicaid enrollment requirements can be found on the TJMC-U U website, uucharlottesville.org and atwww.coverva.org. For more information, call Ann Forno at 443-682-1522.
Saturday, March 9, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville
Bring in old family photos from the 1880s to the 1950s for a free appraisal. Learn how to preserve your photos (free archival materials provided). Contribute your family stories to local history Have a Holsinger style family portrait taken
View 500+ portraits of local African-Americans and learn more about Charlottesville area’s past through the photographs of the R.W. Holsinger/University Studio collection
The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center is located on the Second floor of the Jefferson School City Center. Its main entrance is on Commerce St, one-block north of West Main Street. It can also be entered from the City Center’s 4th Street entrance. Over 200 free parking spaces on 4th Street.
BE IT RESOLVED by the Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP Branch 7057, pursuant to Article VIII.2.a of the Bylaws for Units of the NAACP, that the following minimum qualifications must be met before individuals shall be eligible to run for the offices designated in this resolution. These minimum qualifications supplement the qualifications set forth in Article VI.2.b of the Bylaws for Units of the NAACP, and those qualifications remain in full force and effect.
Any person standing for election to the office of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer must, by April 1 of the election year, have completed at least twelve months service in this Branch as a member of the Executive Committee or as a member of a standing committee of the Branch. The term of service of twelve months can be divided among committees, so long as the aggregated total service is twelve months or more.
Any person standing for the office of [to be determined by Executive Committee] must have [to be determined by Executive Committee]
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, pursuant to Article VIII.1.b of the Bylaws for Units of the NAACP, that Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP Branch 7057 shall, at the regular election of the Branch, elect two members at large to serve on the Executive Committee.
ADOPTED by vote of the Executive Committee this 27th day of August, 2018.
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2017 Virginia State Conference NAACP
Executive Committee elections results:
Rev. Kevin Chandler, President Robert Barnette, Vice President James Boyd, Treasurer LaSalle McCoy, Secretary
2018-2019 At Large Members
Donna Waddell Alice Tart Phillip Thompson John Johnson
Jane Cabarras, Area Three Jesse Frierson, Area Four James Ghee, Area Five Debra Brown, Area Six Willie Fitzgerald, Area Seven Brenda Hale, Area Nine Alvin Hume, Area Ten Sharon Fitz, Area Twelve Wanda Blackwell, Area Thirteen Mark Lomax, Area Fourteen
Other Executive Committee members
Lynetta Thompson, Youth Advisor Jeremiah Edwards, Youth At Large Montae Taylor, Youth President Pamela Hamilton-Stubbs, Assistant Youth Advisor Linda Thomas, Immediate Past President
Thanks to the hard work of the NAACP Georgia State Conference, a judge issued a consent order prohibiting the state from cutting off voter registration more than 30 days before any federal election.
This victory follows an earlier lawsuit in which the Georgia Sate Conference sued to correct a state law that required Georgians to register three months prior a federal runoff election in order to vote – a clear violation of the National Voter Registration Act.
Georgia isn’t the only place where we’re making progress though: the NAACP has won back rights for voters in Louisiana and Texas and has filed further lawsuits in states like Indiana.
We’re fighting in the courts because we know that we’ll never stop hate and achieve equality if we don't vote.
We believe that Americans deserve a just, inclusive democracy.
Are you with us?
In the face of a brutal and near-daily national assault on civil rights and progressive issues, the NAACP has recognized the immediate need for a leader to guide the organization during its strategic re-envisioning process.
The NAACP has a long legacy of activism and civil rights leadership, but I am committed to retooling and refreshing the Association to best confront 21-century challenges. As president, I seek to shepherd the Association into a period of growth and strength: building our field, our funds, and our force as a champion of civic engagement. I will use every tactic in our playbook to ensure that African Americans can achieve equality in the United States.