"In these critical times, the Georgia NAACP must stand up prepared, professional, and powerful leadership in our Units to achieve political, educational, social and economic equality and eliminate race prejudice.  This is our Charge to Keep!"

Rev. James Woodall

State President

Greetings Freedom Fighters:

 

We have just come out of an outstanding 77th Annual State Convention in Marietta, Ga and ended 2019 with a Winter Executive Retreat in Atlanta, Ga.  Units and Leaders from across Georgia met with stakeholders, thought leaders and policy makers on an agenda to move Georgia Towards a Just Society.  As you know, many of the hard earned Civil and Human rights gains secured the work of this grand Association and her coalition partners are under grave assault. 

 

The NAACP is fighting old battles we thought we had already won under warriors like the Reverend Ralph Mark Gilbert of Savannah; the Reverend Julius Caesar Hope of Macon; Vernon Jordan and Robert Flanagan of Atlanta; Walter Butler of Madison and even recent victories under Edward DuBose of Columbus and Francys Johnson of Statesboro.

 

In these critical times, the Georgia NAACP must stand up prepared, professional, and powerful leadership in our Units to achieve political, educational, social and economic equality and eliminate race prejudice.  This is our Charge to Keep!

 

Organizational Excellence | Our Watch

 

Although the history of the Georgia NAACP is rich; we must serve this present age.  The membership, branches, college chapters, youth councils and future prison units demand a State Conference that is committed to a culture of quality in its programming and accountability in its operations.  We must build the capacity of the State Conference by developing and effectively training our volunteer leaders; strengthening our professional management team to ensure sound business practices; building collaborations with public and private sector allies; and effectively utilizing technology to communicate with our units and partners.   

 

I believe that working together we can:

  • MAKE measurable improvements in our Operations, Unit and Customer Service, and Programming.

  • BUILD an organizational culture that at its core is ethical, transparent, and accountable.

  • ENHANCE communication and explore innovative collaboration with colleges/universities; foundations; and other grassroots organizations.

 

Our Witness | Advancing Our Interests

 

The world watches America at this critical juncture of our history.  In the debate on environmental justice and the climate crisis, criminal justice reform, economic development and electoral reform, we must not be silent, still nor sleep.  We will be heard!  As Chairman Emeritus Roslyn Brock often says, "courage will not skip this generation."  When the history books are written about our time, it must say again that the Georgia NAACP organized, rallied and fought back the forces seeking to bind our destiny. 

 

I believe that working together we can:

  • PROTECT voting rights through advocacy, direct action and litigation.

  • DEFEAT retrogressive legislation through coalitions, partnerships, and networks.

  • LEAD progressive politics in Georgia as the recognized authority on civil rights.

 

Delivering Results | Our Work

 

Results matter and we must engage at the local, county and state level to secure our civil and human rights precinct by precinct; in local boards of education, town councils, city halls and county commissions.  We are a grassroots organization - so let's get to work! 

 

I believe that working together we can:

  • REGISTER, EDUCATE AND TURNOUT a record number of Georgians to the polls this election cycle.

  • DEVELOP the largest and most effective Youth and College Division in the Nation.

  • RESTORE the breach, return this Association to its historic power, and end our term of office 150 units strong!

 

I remain,

 

James Woodall

State President and Silver Life Member

2001 Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Suite 307, Atlanta, Georgia 30310

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