We wish that all the work we did was simply to provide uplift to our community; to celebrate and assist our wonderfully talented youth, to help people find good opportunities, services and other means to enrich their lives.
Unfortunately, we very often find ourselves trying to help people who have been discriminated against. The hardworking members of the Legal Redress Committee perform this work for the NAACP San Diego Branch. One of the things this committee has just done is overhauled our discrimination complaint form, to make it easier to understand and to get us more of the information we need to investigate your complaints.
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
Communications, Press and Publicity Chair
Community Coordination Chair
Economic Development Chair
Environment and Climate Justice Chair
Freedom Fund Chair
Labor & Industry Chair
Legal Redress 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.
If you feel you are qualified to provide leadership in these 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.
Yesterday we sent the following letter to the City of San Diego:
Comment on CAPER Fiscal year 2018/ HUD Program year 2017
Dear Economic Development Department,
While we appreciate the work involved in producing the CAPER report, the reality that it contains is quite alarming.
The San Diego Branch of the NAACP Housing Committee has many unanswered questions about the report, far too many to note here.
However, the most glaring and distressing, in terms of what we understand as HUD regulations, is the report on Minority and Women Owned Businesses.
Table 10 indicates that of a TOTAL of 162 subcontracts awarded by the City of San Diego:
1. NONE went to minority owned businesses
2. Nine went to Women Business Enterprises
3. ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THREE went to white non-Hispanic males.
We would like this information to be explained in detail in the final report and we would like to understand your justification for these results.
These numbers directly contradict the spirit and letter of the purpose for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. These figures put in jeopardy future federal funds that would come from HUD to the city of San Diego.
There are many more causes for concern in the report and we will comment on those at a later time.
We look forward to the final report and welcome the chance to cooperate on some of the problems that will be ongoing for some years in the future.
Chair, Housing Committee
NAACP San Diego Branch
Here is Page 15 of the report, which makes the situation abundantly clear:
The City of San Diego has been asked to file an amicus brief supporting the NAACP in its lawsuit against the Trump administration. The following statement was read at the 10am session of the San Diego City Council, where public comment was taken for the 11am closed session where the item is to be discussed: