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The NAACP of Martha’s Vineyard is an advocacy organization. We provide information and support to individuals in need of information and advice. We address the issues that we all confront in life as well as those that are racially specific. We welcome all that are in need of support. We are an inclusive organization.

Our committees are and shall:

Community Coordination: shall enlist the support of other community organizations on issues affecting the interests of African Americans and other communities of color.

Education: shall seek to eliminate segregation and other discriminatory practices in public education; study local educational conditions affecting minority groups; investigate the public school system and school zoning; familiarize itself with textbook material which is racially derogatory; seek to stimulate school attendance; keep informed of school conditions and strive to correct abuses where found; investigate the effects of standardized and high stakes testing practices; teacher certification; promote involvement in education; and aim to be a center of popular education on the race question and on the work of the Association.

Freedom Fund: shall plan and conduct fund-raising activities, entertainment and other projects, for local and national purposes within the scope of the Associationís program.

Health: shall work to promote, protect and maintain the health of African Americans; assess the health needs of the community; advocate for equal access to health education, care, treatment and research for all Americans; sponsor health-related activities such as health forums, fairs and workshops highlighting issues of importance to people of color, and support health initiatives of the Association.

Legal Redress: shall investigate all cases reported to it; supervise all litigation in which the Unit is interested; and keep the Branch informed on the progress of every case. It shall not give general legal advice.

Membership and Life Membership: shall work throughout the year to maintain and increase the membership of the Association; be responsible for planning and organizing the annual membership campaign; be responsible on a continuous basis for soliciting new members and for securing renewals; and initiate all possible means to obtain Life Members and sponsor a continue program towards this end.

Religious Affairs: shall include ministerial and lay religious leaders who are members of the Unit. It shall promote an educational program designed to give moral and ethical interpretation to the civil rights struggle; interpret the work of the Association to organized religious groups of all faiths; enlist the support of such organized religious groups for membership, fundraising, and the struggle for equality and full civil rights; and provide resource assistance for religious education and social action activities, associated with the improvement of race relations.

Housing: shall study housing conditions in the local community; receive and seek to address complaints of discrimination; oppose all restrictive practices whether public or private; and disseminate information and render such other assistance which may eliminate discrimination in housing.

Youth and Young Adults: shall support all branch activities; stimulate interest through advocacy training and solicit youth members; create a multi-directional mentorship program to serve as support bridge from Youth and College to Branch participation; provide networking and social opportunities for youth and young adults in the local community; and encourage the participation of youth and young adults in all activities and leadership within the Branch.

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