Fairfax County NAACP
News for You 
May 2017
In this Issue:

  • Early Bird Deadline Extended and Special Pricing:  Freedom Fund Jazz Brunch Fundraiser - June 18

  • Youth and Young Adult Civil Rights Forum - May 5

  • Membership Meeting - May 13

  • Fairfax NAACP to Host Candidates Forum - May 27

  • Change the Name Advocacy

  • Youth Council Helps to Rise Against Hunger

  • NAACP National Convention - July 22-26

Early Bird Ticket Deadline Extended until May 15th!

Tickets $65

Also, for a very limited time--

Buy 1 ticket and get the 2nd for $35. That's two tickets for $100!*

*Must buy 2 tickets. A small fee applies when purchasing online
Unable to attend the Jazz Brunch?

Please consider purchasing an ad or making a donation.

Your support is greatly appreciated!
  For more information or to purchase by check, contact us at freedomfund@fairfaxnaacp.org

Calling All Youth and Young Adults!

General Membership Meeting 
May 13th
Join us for our monthly meeting on Saturday, May 13th from 10AM-Noon at the Kings Park Library (in Supervisor Cook's meeting room) located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA. 

Come out and learn how to get more involved in your community.

Plus, Jazz Brunch tickets will be available at a special price for anyone attending the meeting. Also, 50/50 raffle tickets will be available for purchase.

NOTE:  You do not have to attend the meeting or Jazz Brunch to win the raffle. However, the winner will be announced at the Jazz Brunch on June 18th.

Light refreshments will be served.

Join Us!

Fairfax NAACP to Host Candidates Forum-
May 27th
There is no doubt about it: Virginia will be one of the very first places to have major political impact in 2017.

This summer, registered voters of the commonwealth will determine who becomes the next Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. 

Likewise, all positions for the Virginia House of Delegates (the state’s equivalent to the U.S. House of Representatives) are up for (re)election. The decisions voters make could shape Virginia for the next several years, helping to determine the commonwealth’s identity in a new era of American politics.

There is a total of five individuals running for Virginia Governor: Ralph Northam (D), Tom Perriello (D), Ed Gillespie (R), Cory Stewart (R), and Frank Wagner (R). For Lieutenant Governor, seven candidates have entered the primary race: Glenn Davis (R), Bryce Reeves (R), Jill Vogel (R), Justin Fairfax (D), Susan Platt (D), Gene Rossi (D), and Bobby Junes (I). On June 13th, both parties will hold their primaries to select the individual who will run on their respective party’s ticket for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

For more information, contact Karen Campblin at politicalaction@fairfaxnaacp.org
 Advocacy Alert: 
Change the Name

Dear Members and Supporters,

We need your help more than ever! The Fairfax County Public Schools School Board has set June 22, 2017 as the date on which they will discuss and take action regarding the question of changing the name of the high school.  We need you to express your support for changing the name to the School Board.  Here is how you can help:

• Join us at one or both of School Board Meetings on June 8 or June 22 to show your support.
• Speak at a School Board Meeting on June 8 or June 22 in support of changing the name.
• Email or mail a statement of your support for changing the name to the School Board Members

If you wish to speak or show a video at a School Board Meeting you can find the details for signing up at FCPS School Board Citizen Participation Signup

Here are links to the email addresses of the School Board Members and our talking points in support of changing the name of the school.

FCPS Board Member Info
Change the Name Talking Points

If you wish to sign up to speak at a School Board meeting,  submit a video for a School Board meeting, have questions,  OR need more information, please contact George Alber at georgealber46@yahoo.com or 703.628.0377.

Thank you for your continued support!


Youth Council
Helps to Rise Against Hunger

On Saturday, April 29th the Fairfax County NAACP Youth Council participated in an event sponsored by First Baptist of Vienna and Rise Against Hunger to help package and distribute 50,000 meals to needy families in less developed countries. 

Rise Against Hunger meal packaging volunteers produce millions of nutritious meals annually that are then distributed to partners in countries around the world.

108th NAACP National Convention
Baltimore, MD
July 22-26, 2017
The 108th Annual Convention of the NAACP will be held in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore Convention Center from July 22-26th.

Purpose of the National Convention:

The Annual Convention of the Association shall establish policies and programs of action for the ensuing year. All actions of the Convention on questions of policy and programs, which are not contrary to the Constitution, shall be binding on the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the Officers and all Units, except as hereinafter provided.

No resolution for change of policy or program of action shall be in order unless it shall have been favorably voted upon at regular legislative meetings of a Unit in good standing, or has been submitted by the President and CEO. The resolutions for policy or program change must be certified by the President and Secretary of the Unit, and received by the President and CEO in the National Office by May 1st annually. The Convention shall act on all such proposed program or policy changes during its Legislative Sessions.

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Supporting Fairfax County NAACP makes a direct and positive impact in our community.
  Membership in the NAACP is just $30 a year. With so many issues facing our children and our community, we need your support. Your donations support our branch's advocacy, community programs, and operations. Our members spend countless hours fighting injustices. We could do so much more with your assistance. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to join along with donating to our branch.
Please Join and Donate TODAY!

  Fairfax NAACP Officers and Committee Chairs


Kofi Annan

First Vice President
Karen Campblin

Second Vice President   
Evelyn Spain

Third Vice President       
Dr. Iris Hunter

Michelle Leete

Michael O’Brien

At Large Members:

George Alber
Sylvia Washington

Committee Chairs:

Communications, Press, and Publicity
Courtney Brunson

Community Involvement
Evelyn Spain

Criminal Justice
Kofi Annan

Economic Development
Karen Campblin

Ralph Cooper

Freedom Fund (Fundraising)
Michelle Leete and Evelyn Spain

Legal Redress
Dr. Lawrence Bussey

Dr. Iris Hunter

Political Action
Karen Campblin

Religious Affairs
Sylvia Washington

Niki Zimmerman

Young Adult
Brittany Jackson and Orlando Johns

Youth Council
Shareem Annan