Seattle-King County NAACP President James Bible is calling on local King County residents to join the local NAACP branch.
"A branch can only be as strong as its membership," Bible said. "We need you and, believe it or not, you need the NAACP."
The local NAACP will hold a membership drive on Monday, May 14, and Bible wants new members to take pride in their NAACP and help build a strong local chapter.
"We not only need you to become a member of the branch," Bible said. "We also need you to volunteer to assist in our membership drive."
You can join or volunteer by calling 206-324-6600.
The Seattle-King County branch has diligently served Seattle-King County area for more than 93 years. It has and continues to be involved in civil rights issues affecting our community.
The Seattle-King County branch is responding to issues affecting the community such as police misconduct, education issues and discrimination in housing and employment.
The Seattle-King County Branch NAACP has no paid staff, and relies on volunteers to keep the branch strong.
An adult membership includes a subscription to Crisis Magazine, the oldest continuous Black publication in America. A membership costs $30 a year.
The branch recognizes that the youth are the future of the NAACP, as well as the entire African American community. Consequently, the Seattle NAACP branch has provided opportunities for youth to develop their community participation skills.
Increasing membership will help the branch strengthen its ability to respond to local and national civil rights concerns. For more information, or to read a history of the Seattle NAACP branch, visit www.scn.org/naacp/.
The Seattle-King County Branch NAACP holds its general membership meeting at 6:30 p.m., on the fourth Monday of each month at the Seattle Urban League Building, 105 14th Ave. The public is invited to attend.