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Looking Back, Moving Forward
From Jeanette EllisRoyston
Thank you to NAACP Pomona Valley Branch members for re-electing me as their President for a 3rd term. I'm inspired to pledge to do my best for the ten communities we serve. This brings me to mention our branch motto: Together We Are Stronger.
According to NAACP National Headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, Pomona Valley Branch will serve ten cities: Claremont, Montclair, Ontario, Chino, Laverne, Chino Hills, Upland, Pomona, San Dimas, and Diamond Bar. Members who live or work in these cities are what tie us together and the desire lift each other up intentionally in 2019.
Fortunately we share the same circles strengthening new pathways and allies for a better tomorrow. My goal in 2019 I want to improve and capitalize on what we have achieved together.
In 2018 NAACP PVB members have strategically demonstrated NAACP Mission throughout the Pomona Valley for social justice and equity for all Human Beings, regardless of our Skin Color, Economic, Religion, Education, or Sexuality We Are Stronger Together. In 2019 we're moving Forward Not One Step Back!
NAACP members in 2018 have accomplished as an organization or as an individual member of the branch. (just a few highlights)
Donated twenty medium bags of hygiene goodies & girly girl stuff
Initiated a Proclamation City of Pomona a Compassionate City
SB 54 Pomona City Ordinance and Sanctuary
Voting Registration-Letter Writing Campaign-Voting Right Act 2015
Protest to allow SB 54 Sanctuary Upland and San Dimas City Hall
I Have A Dream Speech Panel Discussion
LASHA Homeless Count
College for All Coalition and LCFF Accountability
HIV Testing and African American Resolution submitted
Poor People Campaign March/Rally-A Moral Revival Campaign
Institutional Structural Racism Weekly Study Circle
Social Justice Book Club
San Diego Protest at the border- release the detained kids
Branch Sustainability to Maintain & Increase our membership in 2019: Members must "new" his or her membership annually, renewing your membership there is a financial assessment local branch is required to send to National to utilize and operated in the name of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Aka NAACP. Pomona Valley Branch, has faithfully annually have sent its financial assessment to National, we are utilizing NAACP name and operating according to the mission of NAACP, and for that reason who is reading this and have not renewed your membership through your local branch. I'm extremely grateful and thankful Pomona Valley branch is in compliance and prepared to grow membership by fifty percent.
Together we have made a profound difference in Pomona Valley: NAACP foundation has been laid we are stronger together, we have positive relationship with Supervisor Hilda Solis, District One, The City of Pomona, Pomona Police Department, Social Justice Advocacy Project Pomona Unified School District, Department of Children and Family Services, National Council of Negro Women, Senator Connie Leyva, District 20, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, District 52, Senator Judy Chu, District 27, Congresswoman Norma Torres, District 35, African American Museum of Beginnings, Latino/aRoundtable Pomona and San Gabriel Valley, Pomona Compassionate City Committee, Guang Dong Association: U.S.A. Monterey Park, Pomona Indivisible, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, U.S.A United Nation Alliance of Claremont, Juneteenth Education Technology Mobile Arts Center, Ahmadiyya Chino Mosque, Pomona Chamber of commerce, SEIU1000 Attorney: Willie William and Thomas Allison, Volunteers of America League of Women Voters Claremont Area, Asian American Advancing Justice Los Angeles, Pomona Alliance of Black School Educators-PUSD Institutional Structural Racism Study Circle and Social Justice Book Club, African American Parent Advisory Council-PUSD and dA Center of Arts.
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