MORE... CA/HI NAACP BRANCH NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
CNN & Newsweek highlighted President Brenda Griffin who was invited to join a coalition of leaders of color in the community, Rise Together, an intercultural coalition to advance racial equity in Santa Cruz County and to build awareness, trust, and investment in the work led by, for and in support of People of Color in Santa Cruz County. President Griffin was featured in a local newspaper’s cover story on the coalition. • The Branch tabled at a community event launching the Rise Together coalition and collected signatures on the NAACP petition in support of HR.4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. • Sent 4 delegates to the virtual National Convention.
A member of our branch, Dr. Quinlan Strong coordinated with local organizations to put on the first Juneteenth Unity in the Community Celebration at Diamond Stadium on June 18. In support of our branch and Stand Up For Justice, I submitted articles to The Patch online news source (as well as entered the information in their community calendar) and The Press-Enterprise. Another advocate for the event submitted to Valley News. The event was well-produced, well-attended and well-received and will become a yearly celebration.
Hosted a Welcome event for new San Bernardino Superintendent. Having on-going COVID-19 awareness drives.
Provided information to members on FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Participated on July 20th@5pm in Poor People’s Campaign; held a COVID-19 Awareness Webinar and on July 31st@10am held a Downtown Pomona voter registration drive.
North San Diego
Received a small grant to give 25 young adults (4 ) Entrepreneur start up classes and kit. Working with Wells Fargo for Financial Lit workshops and having them to set up a savings account giving them their first $20. Working with local Mayor and partners to facilitate a business fair.
The NAACP in Merced is truly playing a part in getting people vaccinated and I am proud of my team and our results. We went door to door signing our people up for these different vaccine clinics we are hosting.