Still undecided about which candidates you’ll vote for in the Boulder City Council race?
Couldn’t make the NAACP Boulder County Candidate Listening Forum?
Watch it now at the link below and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
After briefly meeting candidates, four Boulder community members will share stories of their lived experiences related to housing and policing. Questions for each candidate will be interspersed between the stories to allow attendees to make connections between policies and the experiences of people living in Boulder. Michele D. Simpson, J.D., CU Boulder Associate Teaching Professor in Philosophy, Arts and Culture will moderate the forum.
Questions and responses will be monitored in an effort to prioritize and elevate issues of concern to those who live in Boulder and to the Boulder County NAACP. Registration for this virtual event is required.
NAACP MISSION Statement
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination:
- 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 United States
- 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.
Founded February 12, 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s foremost, largest, and most widely recognized civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, leading grassroots campaigns for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.
Chartered in 2017, the Boulder County Branch of the NAACP works with advocates and agencies throughout the county on issues that affect our greater community. Joining a committee is a great way to share your gifts and talent, meet new people, and stand as an ally for justice and equity.
— Civic Engagement
We are committed to raising awareness and power through community forums and events to foster positive political, social, and economic change.
The Communications team works to promote media content consistent with fundamental NAACP goals which include: the elimination of racial isolation and fear and the furtherance of multiracial and cultural understanding. Outreach to allies and membership throughout Boulder County, as well as the promotion of information and events, are top priorities.
— Criminal Justice
Our Committee actively engages with Community Members and Leaders, Students, City Councils, the Boulder County DA’s Office, Law Enforcement to guard against Civil Rights abuses and transgressions.
— Economic Opportunity
The Economic Opportunity committee works to ensure that our local economy leaves no one out. Our objectives include the promotion and growth of Black and People of Color entrepreneurship and to increase workforce diversity in both public and private businesses.
We are focused on the opportunity gaps between students of Color, students in economic need, and students learning English. We address structural racism within our schools, including disproportionate discipline, bullying and special education identification of students of color as well as advocating toward more equitable longterm outcomes and access.
— Freedom Fund
The Freedom Fund planning committee is responsible for organizing our branch’s annual fundraising event. While the event varies from year to year, the Freedom Fund’s primary goal is to financially support our local branch and work with community organizations whose mission align with ours.
NAACP Boulder County is committed to and advocates for: the prioritized access to quality/adequate affordable housing; the proactive elimination of housing discrimination practices—including those that systemically pose barriers to securing fair housing (both public and private); and homeownership lending programs that purposefully accommodate qualifying families with low-to-moderate incomes.
The religious affairs committee (RAC) of the Boulder County NAACP is committed to following a moral compass in our pursuit of racial justice. We are made up of clergy and lay leaders who honor the commitment to the religious language of diverse faith traditions, while acknowledging that we need to view each other and our connections as one human family, living on a shared planet.
Judy Huston, Vice President
Dr Sheila Davis, Vice President
Rob Stuart, Immediate Past President
Gabriela Kioupakis, Secretary
Sepideh Miller, Assistant Secretary
John Howell, Treasurer
Cherry-Rose Anderson, Assistant Treasurer and Civil Engagement Chair
Darren O’Connor, Criminal Justice Chair
Sandra Daniel, Communications Chair
Alicia Graves, Education Chair
Jude Landsman, Economic Opportunity and Freedom Fund Chair
Dr Thomas Windham, at Large
Glenda Robinson, at Large
Madelyn Woodley, at Large
Velveta Howell, at Large
Louisa Matthias, at Large
NAACP STATE CONFERENCE
The Boulder County Branch is part of the NAACP Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming Tri-State Area Conference.
The NAACP CO MT WY State Conference coordinates the Civil Rights activities of freedom fighters and game changing activists within our three state area in keeping with the NAACP’s mission.
The CO MT WY State Conference holds quarterly meetings and leadership trainings throughout the Denver Metro area. All are welcome to attend.
NAACP CO MT WY State Conference
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NAACP Boulder County is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization. Contributions or gifts to this NAACP Unit are not tax deductible for Federal Income tax purposes.