PERTH AMBOY – Approximately 100 delegates from all over New Jersey attended the June Quarterly Conference of the NJ State Conference of NAACP Branches at the Jankowski Community Center in Perth Amboy.
The delegates shared information to promote the NAACP’s mission of equal justice, human and civil rights as well as elimination of racial discrimination, and racial hatred for everyone.
The delegates resolved to follow up with legislators, Attorney General and law enforcement officers as well as with community and state agencies regarding housing and employment issues. Other issues addressed included the underreporting of domestic terrorism in the form of the blatant display of the racist acts of noose hangings and investigations monitoring the hiring of workers on the NJ-NY Tunnel project, fair housing and foreclosure practices.
A new committee was formed to pursue community engagement in the harmful effects from the Coal-based electric power plant, a fertilizer factory, and New Jersey Turnpike exit planned for construction in Linden
The college division conducted a “Bridging the Gap” forum offering a lively exchange of ideas and information between the youth and adults.
Pictured from left to right are Lois Ruffin, State Asst. Treasurer, Perth Amboy; Karyn Speights-Norwood, State Treasurer, Willingboro; Anna Wilkins Daily, State 2nd Vice President & Prison Committee Chair, Perth Amboy; Theodore Carrington, State 3rd Vice President and Environmental Committee Chair, New Brunswick; James Harris, State President, Montclair; Lloyd Henderson, State 1st vice president & Legal Redress Committee Chair; Lawnside; Joyce Mollineaux, State Secretary & WIN (Women In NAACP) Committee Chair, Atlantic City; Janice L. Morrell, State Parliamentarian, Orange; and Carolyn Carmon, State Assistant Secretary, Perth Amboy. (Photo courtesy of Bruce Morgan, Sr.)
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