NAACP Midwest Region III

Dr. Jerome Reide, Regional Field Director

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Region III includes NAACP Units  in:

Illinois State Conference NAACP

Indiana State Conference NAACP

Kentucky State Conference NAACP

Michigan State Conference NAACP

Ohio State Conference NAACP 

West Virginia State Conference NAACP 

Wisconsin State Conference NAACP


The NAACP’s Civic Engagement focus, Turn Out 2018, is the voter registration and mobilization program that will reach voters in the targeted states and ensure that we convey the message “Defeat Hate. Vote!”


Turn Out 2018 Objectives and Downloads

The NAACP Turn Out 2018 Civic Engagement program is designed to leverage our collective resources to deliver on a shared agenda for the Black community and all communities of color through:

Voter Registration– Registering new Black voters in locations organized by census track and counties;

Increased Voter Turn Out– Expanding turn out among infrequent Black voters in 2018 and beyond (Using three targeting Models); and,

Relational Organizing– Generating one-on-one conversations to increase turn out in communities and on key campuses across the nation through local activist and residents.

As an organization we know that if people of color and specifically black voters participated in elections at the same rate as whites have we would have a progressive majority. Black voters are skeptical of the political establishment, unhappy with candidate choices, frustrated with structural and institutional racism, slow job growth, no wage growth, the rising costs of health care, the rising cost of college and the rising cost of housing, and disturbed about police violence. All these issues can and be addressed by electing the right individuals and passing the right legislation.Focusing in on targeted voter registration and turn out in 2018 will set the stage for the next five years by ensuring equitable outcomes for all communities, creating the necessity for candidates to develop solutions to inequality including the census, redistricting and voting rights, and building capacity in key states. It is through the NAACP infrastructure in states, our critical partnerships, and shared resources that we will shape our ability to be a formidable force this election.


Website Links


BLOG / JULY 18, 2018


Leon W. Russell,  Chairman, National Board of Directors NAACP , (FL), July 17, 2018
 speaks to Region III delegates at NAACP 109th Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX. ( L-r  Chairman  Russell, Karen Boykins Towns, Vice Chairman,  National Board of Directors,( NY). (Seated l-r, Tom Roberts, President, OH, Attorney Barbara Bolling, President, IN, Yvonne White, President, MI & Asst. Treasurer, National Board of Directgors, Raoul Cunningham, President, KY, & Member National Board of Directors, Teresa Haley, President, IL.

BLOG / JULY 1, 2018

Image for NAACP President on MSNBC: Your Vote in 2018 Midterm Election Crucial to Correcting Consequences of 2016

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Roslyn M. Brock, 

Chairman Emeritus, 

National Board of Directors, 

NAACP Feb. 18, 2017

Roslyn M. Brock speaks to NAACP delegates at NAACP 107th Annual Convention, Cincinnati, OH. 


For more than a century the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has worked to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Inspired by the force and commitment of The Call of 1909, which denounced the growing oppression of people of color and mobilized thousands to work to bring this discrimination to an end, the NAACP seeks to establish a strategic direction as it embarks on developing The New Call for the 21st Century.

In the fall of 2011, the NAACP launched a process to develop its strategic direction and plan, creating a powerful vision for the future, and setting organizational goals that would focus its work for the 21st Century.

The six NAACP Game Changers below address the major areas of inequality facing African Americans that are the focus of the NAACP’s work.


#Restore the Voting Rights Act!

Marchers cross Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, AL March 7, 2015. President Barack Obama and family were joined by Cornell William Brooks, President & CEO NAACP and Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman, National Board of Directors, NAACP. They commemorated the 50th anniversary of the historic voting rights march in Selma, in the wake of the gutting of the Voting Rights Act, and increased voter suppression laws.

The right to vote is one of the most valuable, and many would argue even sacred constitutional rights granted to most Americans. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) was enacted to insure that those Constitution 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, no one, including federal, state or local government may in any way impede people from registering to vote or voting because of their race or ethnicity. Most provisions in the VRA, and specifically the portions that guarantee that no one may be denied the right to vote because of his or her race or color, are permanent.

We must tell Congress – both the House and the Senate – that the time to act is now! We must not delay and allow one more American to face unnecessary, unconstitutional, and undemocratic obstacles as they try to vote. Please see the attached Issue Alert for details.


The NAACP Washington Bureau has produced an annual Civil Rights Legislative Report Card since 1914. This resource is designed to provide NAACP members with insight into the general voting patterns of their congressional representatives over the course of the year. The NAACP Civil Rights Legislative Report Card demonstrates how every Member of Congress voted on the bread and butter civil rights issues and priorities important to the NAACP.

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Our Mission 

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. 

Vision Statement
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race. 

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Dr. Jerome Reide, Regional Field Director

NAACP Midwest Regional Office



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