NAACP Midwest Region III

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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

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NAACP STATEMENT REGARDING FLINT, MICHIGAN WATER CRISISJanuary 17, 2016 BALTIMORE, MD - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) released the following statement regarding the Flint, Michigan water crisis: “It is not extraordinary or unrealistic to expect the water our children drink and bathe in, the water we use to prepare meals to nourish and sustain our bodies, to be free of toxic chemicals. To expose an entire city of nearly 100,000 residents, many of them children, to toxic lead is, if not criminal, is at the very least inhumane. “An investigation is a positive and much needed step in the right direction, but immeasurable damage has already been done by exposing thousands of Flint residents to the debilitating, irreversible, even life-threatening effects of the buildup of lead in one’s system. And the devastating impact on young children can result in mental, physical and developmental damage that can last a lifetime. “The NAACP has been fighting for the rights of Flint residents since this travesty began over a year ago, holding community listening sessions, participating in public hearings, passing a resolution at our last state convention and being a signatory to a multi-party petition to the Environmental Protection Agency to call for justice. Continued:

NAACP Calls for a parallel civil and criminal  Justice Department Investigation of All Chicago Police Oversight Agencies.
Laquan McDonald was 17 and was shot 16 times by Officer Jason Van Dyke on Oct. 20, 2014 while walking with a knife in his hand on Pulaski Road on the Southwest side of Chicago. He was many feet away and walking away at the time and no other officers fired their guns. The shooting was captured on a police dashboard camera.
A 2008 study by a University of Chicago Law Professor found more than 10,000 complaints were filed against officers from 2002 to 2004 alone – more than any city in the country. Only 19 of the 10,000 complaints resulted in significant disciplinary action, and complaints were dismissed.

Illinois State Conference NAACP protesters march on Chicago 
City Hall, Nov. 30, 2015.

Detroit Branch leads the way at NAACP Legislative

Advocacy Day, Sept. 16, 2016, Washington, DC

 Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman, National Board, NAACP‎ (center)  and Cornell William Brooks, President & CEO, NAACP (right) March in America's Journey for Justice in Gilbert, SC, Aug. 24,2015. Marchers are pressing toward Washington, DC to meet with federal representatives on the civil rights agenda.

(L-r) Jonathan McKinney, Regional Field Organizer,  Midwest Region III, NAACP and Adam Lee, Office Operations Manager, Washington Bureau NAACP set the pace in Aiken, SC, during America’s Journey for Justice march from Selma, AL to Washington, DC  to advocate for the civil rights agenda. 

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, increased voter suppression laws.

Region III Youth Leaders at College Retreat, Milwaukee, WI
Nov. 8, 2014.
Springfield, Illinois Branch NAACP ,Sept. 4, 2014 held a race relations forum in the wake of the Michael Brown Shooting . More than 400 members of the Springfield Community attended.

Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman, National Board of Directors, NAACP  Inspires Midwest NAACP Delegation at Region III Meeting, 105th NAACP National Convention, Las Vegas, NV July 22, 2014.  “NAACP: All In for Justice and Equality,”

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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.

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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

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