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!
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.
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
We are seeking people who would like to serve in the following capacities as specified in our bylaws:
Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs Chair
Community Coordination Chair
Criminal Justice 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.
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.