National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - St. Mary's County, Maryland - Branch #7025   

NAACP - St. Mary's County, Maryland - Branch #7025
NAACP - St. Mary's County, Maryland - Branch #7025
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-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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2009 marked the 100th Anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The NAACP is the nation's oldest pre-eminent civil-rights organization.
Join Us at Our Monthly Meeting
 
General Meeting
(Open to the public)
Last Thursday of each month
6:30 pm
Location: TBD
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For additional info:
St. Mary’s County Branch NAACP
Post Office Box 189
Lexington Park, MD 20653
301-863-3011

Report Civil Rights Violations  

Keep the local NAACP informed of the civil rights violations that you witness. File an official NAACP complaint if this violation has directly impacted you.

In order to track civil rights violations, the NAACP asks St. Mary's County folks to fill out a complaint form and disclaimer every time your civil rights, or the civil rights of others have been violated. Due to the nature of the NAACP organization, your complaint will not be acted upon unless it is completely filled out and your signature appears on every page. Forms can be downloaded in PDF format, printed, filled out, signed, and then mailed to us at:
St. Mary's County NAACP
Post Office Box 189
Lexington Park, MD 20653

Legal Redress Chairman:
Sam Taylor
legalredresschairnaacp@gmail.com

WELCOME TO THE ST. MARY'S COUNTY NAACP

NAACP - St. Mary's County, Maryland - Branch #7025

 

70th Anniversary
St. Mary's County Branch
Celebrating 70 Years
1946-2016

A Special Thank You to All Who Supported Our Annual
FREEDOM FUND GALA
70th Anniversary Celebration on October 8, 2016
“Persevering Through it All”
It was a tremendous success!!

Upcoming Events 

October 27- November 3, 2016: Early Voting
Tuesday, November 8, 2016: General Election Day

The St. Mary’s County Branch, NAACP
Urging “Souls to the Polls” October 30th for Early Voting!

The St. Mary’s County NAACP urges , church pastors and their congregations, community organizations and all citizens to exercise their right to vote and vote early. Join us for early voting at the Hollywood Firehouse Carnival Building, 24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, MD 20636, for a special “Souls to the Polls Sunday”. Organize your church family to vote early together! The opportunity to vote early has increased voter turnout for many who don’t traditionally have the opportunity to vote on General Election Day. e.g. continued funding to improve health disparities, securing jobs to close the gap of economic disparity facing many in St. Mary’s County, funding for education to eliminate the achievement gap and diversify the teaching staff and more. “Many people underestimate the far-reaching power and impact of the ballot. Communities and individuals are changed when they exercise their right to vote,” said Dr. Janice T. Walthour, NAACP first-vice president.

Same Day Registration: Effective January 1, 2016, Maryland voters who provide proof of residency may register and vote on the same day during the early voting period, but not on Election Day. Research suggests that turnout increases are maximized when early voting is combined with same day registration! Call the local Board of Elections to find out about same day voter registration or get information at the NAACP information table on Souls to the Polls Sunday. Sign up to help get your church or organization more involved with civic engagement and the 2018 local elections. “We want to instill in our young people the importance of voting. This is an important election and we need African-Americans, Hispanic, Latinos and all citizens to go to the polls and vote early," said Tommy Herndon, event coordinator. Vote early from October 27- November 3, 2016. General Election Day is November 8, 2016.

Friday, December 16, 2016
St. Mary's County NAACP’s Annual Meeting
6:00 pm
Country Inn & Suites


St. Mary’s County Branch #7025
Annual Meeting & Installation of Officers

Members and Friends are cordially invited to the St. Mary's County NAACP’s Annual Meeting to include installation of officers and executive committee members. This event is being held on December 16, 2016 at the Country Inn & Suites (next door to BJs), 44941 Worth Avenue, Lexington Park, MD, beginning at 6:00 pm. Please join us for free food, fun and prizes as we close out another successful year!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Evening Story Time
5:30 p.m.
Lexington Park Library

 "St. Mary's County Reads"

If you don’t have time to bring your child to day-time story times at the Lexington Park library, bring them to our evening story time. Library staff and St. Mary’s County Reads volunteers will read to children to help them discover books, participate in activities, receive book recommendations, follow learning tips to help them make the most out of their reading experience. Come learn about library programs matched to children’s ages and get more information about what your local library has to offer.

Volunteers Needed

“St. Mary’s County Reads” is a literacy program that has been developed through a community collaboration with Southern Maryland Youth Ministries (SMYM), St. Mary’s County NAACP, the Department of Social Services (DSS), the Judy Center and the St. Mary’s County Public Library. It is designed to encourage children to develop an interest, habit and desire for reading and help children be ready to learn to read when they start kindergarten!

Volunteers will be at the Lexington Park Branch of DSS, on Mondays and Wednesdays for only one and a half hour intervals from 8:30 a.m-4:00 p.m. to read to young children who have come with their parents to the office for service. Motivate children to read, encouraging parents to read to their children and take advantage of the many programs and services for young children that the Library offers are primary goals. Programs such as the 500 By Five Reading Program are designed to motivate parents and children to read 500 books by age five to help children be ready to learn to read when they start kindergarten!

Each volunteer is expected to complete a consent for background clearance form, and it will require that their signature be notarized. If you are interested in volunteering and want more Information about St. Mary’s County Reads, Contact: Janice Walthour (NAACP) 301-863-3011, lwalthour@md.metrocast.net or Kerry Miciotto (DSS) Team Leader, Lexington Park Office 240-725-5755.

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P.O. Box 189 Lexington Park, MD 20653
(301) 863-3011
www.stmarysnaacp.org
e-mail: stmarysnaacp@gmail.com

Volunteers Needed for "St. Mary's County Reads"

“St. Mary’s County Reads” is a new literacy program that has been developed through a community collaboration with Southern Maryland Youth Ministries (SMYM), St. Mary’s County NAACP, the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the St. Mary’s County Public Library. It is designed to encourage children to develop an interest, habit and desire for reading and help children be ready to learn to read when they start kindergarten!

Volunteers will be at the Lexington Park Branch of DSS, on Mondays and Wednesdays for only one and a half hour intervals from 8:30 a.m-4:00 p.m. to read to young children who have come with their parents to the office for service. We want to help motivate children to read, encourage parents to read to their children and take advantage of the many programs and services for young children that the Library offers. Programs such as the 500 By Five Reading Program are designed to motivate parents and children to read 500 books by age five to help children be ready to learn to read when they start kindergarten!

Each volunteer will be expected to complete a consent for background clearance form, and it will require that their signature be notarized. If you are interested in volunteering and want more Information about St. Mary’s County Reads, Contact: Likie Milton (Southern Maryland Youth Ministry) e-mail: ld_milton@yahoo.com or Janice Walthour (NAACP), lwalthour@md.metrocast.net.

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Registration Required.
Check www.stmalib.org/adults/computer-classes for class time and location.

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