The organizers of the 2017 Virginia State Conference NAACP and the PWNAACP Chapter annual General Assembly Lobby Day in Richmond on January 17 expressed appreciation for those who participated!
The accompanying image is of some of the folk who attended the 4:00PM Press Conference following the event. More than half of the attendees had left before this image was taken.
A related item is the Bus Trip scheduled to depart on February 17 for the NAACP National Board of Directors Meeting in New York City. We will have a bus leaving from Northern Virginia if we get enough riders. Please call 703.368.4541 for further information and/or to indicate your interest. Click here for a flyer with further description of the trip. (Note that two copies of the information is contained on each flyer so it can be cut in two and passed to two interested persons).
On January 13, 2017, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the newly renovated state building located at 202 N. 9th Street on Capitol Square in Richmond (currently known as the 9th Street Office Building) will bear the name of civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns. The building, which reopened last year, houses the Virginia Attorney General’s Office.
Speaking at Virginia Union University’s 39th Annual Community Leaders Breakfast, honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Governor McAuliffe said, “When we name our state buildings after people from our history, we make a statement that the work done within those buildings will advance their legacy.
“I cannot think of a better person to inspire the men and women who fight for justice and equality in the Office of the Attorney General than Barbara Johns. When Barbara stood up for equal access to education as a plaintiff in the case of Brown v. Board of Education, she helped changed the history of our nation for the better and inspired a new generation of civil rights leaders. I am honored to announce that her name will be placed on this beautiful building as a lasting reminder of the enormous impact one person can have when they stand up fearlessly for what is right”.
To read the news release, click here.
The Chair of our Political Action Committee requests that you join the Virginia State Conference NAACP and the PWNAACP Chapter for their annual General Assembly Lobby Day on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Virginia General Assembly.
Click here for a more detailed description of the event, including links for additional information and to allow you to submit your RSVP.
We look forward to your participation.
You are cordially invited to the Prince William County Unit of the NAACP Officer’s Installation Ceremony to be held on January 17, 2017 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the First Baptist Church of Manassas Historic Sanctuary. The Church is located at 9258 Center Street in Manassas Virginia. Click here for a printable flyer containing details about this event.
You are requested to please RSVP to Jasmine Jones by January 14, 2017.
The theme of the installation is “Strengthening Unity within the Community”.
A reception will follow the Installation Ceremony.