November 21st, 2019 Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee will meet at 6pm, November 21, 2019, in Room 347 of the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Avenue.

Executive Committee meetings are public meetings, and anyone may attend. Only Executive Committee members may participate, however.

You may view the interactive meeting packet online.

Or, if you prefer to download the entire packet, you may. Please note that it will likely change before the meeting.

San Diego County Board of Supervisors

We were recently approached by Supervisor Cox, who wanted to honor the Branch on its 100th Anniversary. At our October 3rd General Membership Meeting, we voted to decline the honor, due to longstanding issues with the Board of Supervisors treatment of African-Americans and other people of color, including the essentially broken CLERB, the resolution opposing AB-392, their failure to adequately address the housing crisis and other issues of interest to our Membership.

We plan instead to present a letter to the Board, outlining our complaints over their actions and policies.

However, we are aware that only a small part of our Membership is able to attend the General Membership Meetings, and we want to give everyone an opportunity to make their concerns known or give us feedback on the letter.

So, please, if you have input on what we should tell the supervisors, let us know by sending us an email!

Job Notice: GRID Alternatives

Job notice received by the Branch. We do not endorse any job opportunity, we only pass along notices we have received.

We’re hiring at GRID! Take your career to the next level. Work for a nonprofit organization that makes a real impact, ensuring everyone benefits from our transition to clean, renewable energy.

San Diego
Outreach Coordinator
Program Manager, Home Rehab

Location Flexible
Commercial Design Engineer (HQ, Any regional location)

For other opportunities, see:

Service Opportunities

in the NAACP San Diego Branch

Executive Committee

The NAACP San Diego Branch, founded in 1919 and dedicated to the Civil Rights of all persons and eliminating race-based discrimination, is looking for leaders who would like to serve their communities through advocacy.

The full Executive Committee and Officers, plus Monica Montgomery, District 4 Councilmember

We are looking for individuals who want to inform, connect, and empower our membership, so that we are a strong, vibrant organization, run from the grass roots on up.

We expect all applicants to:

  • Be committed to the cause of Civil Rights
  • Be members of the NAACP San Diego Branch (join today)
  • Live or work in the greater San Diego area, south of the 56 Freeway
  • Have good communications and leadership skills
  • Have (or gain) familiarity with our bylaws

We are seeking people who would like to serve in the following capacities as specified in our bylaws:

  • Assistant Secretary
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs Chair
  • Community Coordination Chair
  • Criminal Justice Chair
  • Housing Chair
  • Labor & Industry Chair
  • Membership and Life Membership Chair
  • Young Adult Chair

Our bylaws give the duties of each of these committees in a paragraph or so starting on page 38 (the Secretary is on page 34.) We  invite you to read the relevant section of the bylaws and then fill out a brief application form.  

We are also looking to recruit enthusiastic, outgoing people as Social Media Contributors  to take the Branch’s social media presence to the next level. ou feel you are qualified to provide leadership in this areas, please fill out our brief application form.

We will contact everyone who applies.

Thank you for your interest in service with the NAACP San Diego Branch, and for whatever work you do, with us or with others, to help our Community thrive.

NAACP Helps 2nd Family Get Free Solar

Like so many things, the benefits of inexpensive solar power are not as available to persons of color as they are to white folks.  The NAACP’s Solar Equity Initiative aims to change that, by providing solar power of various forms to persons of color.

In line with the Solar Equity Initiative, GRID Alternatives installs solar systems for free for people with low and moderate incomes.  One of their partners is Sunrun, a national solar energy company.  These companies, together with community and NAACP volunteers, spent the two days installing solar panels on the home of a second San Diego family!

Beside benefitting the family with reduced energy costs, this program also provides green jobs training for those interested; please visit GRID Alternatives if you are interested in applying for a solar system, learning to be a solar installer, or just want to volunteer your time doing good for the community and the environment.

You can read more about the installation and see more pictures and video at KPBS.  You can also read about our first install here.