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2019/20 Executive Board

Mission Statement

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The Duluth Minnesota Branch embodies the mission statement of the National NAACP by working to bring unity in our local communities.

Vision Statement

Our vision for the Northland is one with equitable opportunities for people of African heritage and other marginalized communities.

Objectives

  • To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens
  • To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the US
  • To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes
  • To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights
  • To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination
  • To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP's Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.

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Stephan Witherspoon, He/Him

President


Elena Bantle, She/Her

Secretary


Jara McLarren, She/Her

Assistant Treasurer


Andrea Gelb, She/Her

Executive Committee

Bob Grytdahl, He/Him

Executive Committee


Ivy Vainio, She/Her

Exec / Communications Chair


Carl Crawford, He/Him

Executive Committee

Salaam Witherspoon, She/Her
Community Coordination Chair


Erin Kreeger, She/Her

Criminal Justice Chair


Janet Kennedy, She/Her

1st Vice / Health Chair


Mary Cowen, She/Her

Assistant Secretary


Cruz Mendoza, He/Him

Executive Committee


Kevin Skwira-Brown, He/Him

Executive Committee


Sharon Witherspoon, She/Her

Executive Committee


Claudie Washington, He/Him

Executive Committee

Boissey Johnson, He/Him

Executive Committee

Myron McCoo, He/Him
Labor & Industry Co-Chair


Terresa Moses, She/Her

2nd Vice / Young Adult Chair


Emily Drevlow, She/Her

Treasurer


Doug Bowen-Bailey, He/Him

Executive Committee


Sandra Oyinloye, She/Her

Executive Committee


Audrey Devine-Ellers, She/Her

Exec / Education Chair


Portia Johnson, She/Her

Executive Committee


Melissa Meyer, She/Her

Executive Committee

Chelsa Nelson-Preble, She/Her

Labor & Industry Co-Chair