Current members of the West Volusia Branch may serve on the following committees:
Civic Engagement Committee
The Civic Engagement Committee are the frontline advocates committed to raising awareness for political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens in the electoral process.
Religious Affairs Committee
The Purpose of the Religious Affairs Committee is to enlist the support of religious leaders to promote an educational program to give moral and ethical interpretation to the civil rights struggle as an integral part of accomplishing the mission of the Association.
The Purpose of the Education Committee is to ensure that all disadvantaged students and students of color are on the path to college or a successful career by ensuring access to great teaching, equitable resources, and a challenging curriculum. We are dedicated to eliminating the severe racial inequities that continue to plague our education system. Our ultimate goal is that every student of color receives a quality public education that prepares him or her to be a contributing member of a democracy.Education Page
Criminal Justice Committee
The Criminal Justice Committee advocates for smarter, results-based criminal justice policies to keep our communities safe, including treatment for addiction and mental health problems, judicial discretion in sentencing, and an end to racial disparities at all levels of the system.
The United States is home to the world’s largest prison population. As “tough on crime” laws have put an unprecedented number of non-violent offenders behind bars in recent years, our neighborhoods feel no more secure.
Economic Opportunity Committee
The Economic Opportunity Committee stresses the importance of the economy and economic issues in advancing an equal opportunity society and aims to address the challenging economic realities facing our country including poverty, lack of jobs and disproportionate high unemployment, lack of affordable housing, foreclosures, etc. The NAACP Economic Department’s work enhances the capacity of African Americans and other underserved groups through financial economic education; individual and community asset building initiatives; diversity and inclusion in business hiring, career advancement and procurement; and monitoring financial banking practices. Economic Development Page
The Health Committee focuses on the right of Minorities and other people of color to have optimal health outcomes and access to timely, quality, affordable health care. African Americans continue to have the highest incidence, prevalence and mortality rates from chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, and issues like HIV/AIDS continue to overwhelm the Black community more so than any other racial or ethnic group. The NAACP is committed to eliminating the racial and ethnic inequities that exist within our health care system that undermine communities of color their life opportunities and their ability to contribute fully to the common good.
Environmental and Climate Committee
The Environmental and Climate Justice Program works at addressing the many practices that are harming communities nationwide and worldwide and the policies needed to rectify these impacts and advance a society that fosters sustainable, cooperative, regenerative communities that uphold all rights for all people in harmony with the earth.
Political Action Committee
The purpose of this committee is to increase voter registration, bring awareness of municipal, state and local legislation that may hurt or help minority groups, work to secure equal administration of justice and secure equal enforcement of the law. Political Action
Communications, Press and Publicity Committee
The purpose of this committee is to promote content consistent with the NAACP goals which includes elimination of racial isolation and fear and the furtherance of multiracial and cultural understanding. This committee also works to monitor local and national media and promote ownership within the communications industry. This committee will promote the elimination of employment segregation and discrimination and work with all local media outlets to promote the work of the branch.
Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs
The purpose of this committee is to establish a relationship with local and state government entities to ensure members of the armed forces and veterans are treated fairly and justly. This committee also study conditions pertaining to active military, veterans, dependents, and survivors and serve as a center of information to link active military families and veterans and their dependents to solutions.
Youth and College
The mission of the NAACP Youth & College Division shall be to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an intelligent, effective, and empowered youth leadership. Youth & College Page
The purpose of this committee is to monitor and promote increase in youth, regular, and life memberships within the branch. Membership Page
The Freedom Fund Committee shall plan and conduct fundraising activities, entertainment and other projects, for local purposes within the scope of the Association’s program. Freedom Fund Page
Prison Reform and Returning Citizens
The purpose of this committee is to work closely and directly with the members of their respective Prison Branch and the Regional Correctional Coordinator, build, cultivate and maintain positive relationships between prison officials, Prison Branch members and members within the local Branch. Solicit community organizations and business to establish a volunteer bank to assist the Prison Branch in carrying out its programs. This committee can help returning citizens by linking them to services and information in the community.
For more information about joining a committee within our branch, then please contact a committee leader.