NAACP Cape May County works to achieve social justice and eliminate racial prejudice through the dedicated work of committee members. From the ballot box to the classroom, volunteers, and leaders of the NAACP Cape May County Branch are champions of social justice fighting to ensure the voices of the community are heard and represented.
The Freedom Fund Committee plans and conducts fund-raising activities, entertainment and other projects, for local and national NAACP purposes within the scope of the NAACP's programs. Should work closely with the Finance Committee, Treasurer and President.
Freedom Fund Chairperson
The Community Coordination Committee seeks to enlist the support of other community organizations on issues affecting the interests of African Americans and other communities of color. Develops a Community Organizations Directory with Branch Leadership support. Helps to keep public informed by providing news or publicity stories to the President and the public.
Quanette Vasser-McNeal Community Coordination Chairperson
Women in the NAACP (WIN) Committee seeks to enhance the leadership role of women, serve as an advocacy vehicle for issues affecting women and children, and advocate for the positive development of children. WIN's theme is "Outstretched Hands and Open Hearts to Women and Children."
The Veterans Affairs Committee seeks to establish a working relationship with those agencies in government, national, state and local having the responsibility in the affairs of members of the various Armed Services and Veterans and Veterans and to see that the programs to which they are responsible are administered fairly and justly to members of the minority community. We also study conditions pertaining to veterans and member of the Military Service and their dependents and survivors in the community. We serve as a center of information on matters affecting the members of the Active Military, Reserve, and State National Guard and Veterans.
The goal of the Criminal Justice Committee is to advocate for a better public safety system that reduces the reliance on prisons as means of solving social problems, advances effective law enforcement and removes barriers to voting and employment for formerly incarcerated people. The CMC NAACP Criminal Justice Committee works to build stronger families and communities.
Criminal Justice Chairperson
The Health Committee works to promote, protect and maintain the health of African Americans and other people of color, assesses the health needs of the community, advocates for equal access to health education, care treatment and research for all Americans. The Health Committee also sponsors health-related activities such as health forums, fairs and workshops highlighting issues of importance to people of color (i.e. Obesity, Aids, Primary Care, Mental Health, etc.) and also supports the health initiatives of the Association.
Health Committee Chairperson
The Membership Services Committee conducts membership drives and develops membership outreach initiatives to expand the capacity of the CMC NAACP Branch. The fight for freedom is not free! Membership helps to fund initiatives and programs to support our mission of racial equality and social justice. A regular membership is good, but a Life Membership is the BEST.
Regular Youth Membership
$15.00 (under Age 20)
Regular Adult Membership
$30.00 (Age 21 and Up)
Silver Life Membership
$750.00 (or 10 $75.00 installments)
Gold Life Membership
$1,500.00 (or 10 $150.00 installments)
Diamond Life Membership
$2,500.00 (or 10 $250.00 installments)
Gifts and contributions to the Cape May County NAACP Branch are non tax-deductible, however, the portion remitted to the NAACP National Office is tax deductible.
The Political Action Committee works to ensure voter empowerment through providing awareness, training, and programmatic support to ensure registration, education, administration, and election protection. The NAACP has developed a nonpartisan voter empowerment program designed to empower African American and people of color by increasing awareness and participation in the electoral process.
The Political Action Committee will support the NAACP’s mission to ensure political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination, through implementing the following initiatives:
Melisha AndersonPolitical Action Chairperson
The Education Committee works to ensure all students have access to an equal and high quality public education by promoting school resource equity, increasing teach quality, promoting parent engagement, and enhancing early childhood literacy initiatives. The goal is to improve the effectiveness, accountability and accessibility of the CMC public school system. The committee seeks to reduce undue placement of minority youth in special education programs, promote affirmative action and funding equity in higher education, as well as lobby to maintain and expand financial aid and PELL grants for higher education. Overall, the committee strives to eliminate education related racial and ethnic disparities.
Education Committee Chairperson
The NAACP CMC Branch Communications/Public Relations Committee works to generate awareness of NAACP CMC programs and activities in our local communities through utilizing press, media, newsletter, website and a social media. The committee also executes Press Releases, Media Advisories and other NAACP CMC Branch communications.
DIRECT ALL PRESS AND MEDIA INQUIRIES TO RACHELL DIAZ!
NAACP CMC Branch
Communications/ Public Relations Chairperson
The Legal Redress Committee is responsible for investigating all reported incidents submitted to the Branch. The Legal Redress Committee assists CMC residents and employees in obtaining relief for discriminate acts in Cape May County, NJ. The committee is comprised of devoted volunteers who carefully evaluate each complaint for evidence of racial, employment, education and housing discrimination. The committee does not offer legal advice or legal representation. Instead, the committee serves as a liaison between individuals needing help and organizations offering quality legal services in the community. If you need immediate legal assistance, please contact a local attorney.
Need to provide link to complaint form that individuals can download, print and either mail or email to www.CMCNAACP@Gmail.com.
Lori Valentine Legal Redress Chairperson
The Housing Committee advocates access to affordable housing, combats housing discrimination and fights to eliminate restrictive housing practices in public and private housing and lending practices.
Housing Committee Chairperson