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Boundary Recommendation for Bethesda Chevy Chase Middle School #2

Good evening. I’m here to speak to you following up on the NAACPs concerns regarding the boundary recommendations for B-CC MS #2. As this will be the last opportunity to address the Board before a decision is rendered, I want to provide context for our November 2nd letter opposing Option 7 put forth by MCPS staff, and reinforce the eloquent statement given by one of our students attending B-CC, Emma McMillian, who shared with us the facts from the front lines - in the classroom - from a student perspective. As the oldest and boldest civil rights organization in the nation, the NAACP has fought to dismantle structural, systemic, statutory segregation in society, and most notably in public education.

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NAACP & Partners Standing for Civil Rights Against New Threats

— The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) joined six other leading civil rights organizations today to issue the following statement in response to the 2016 Presidential and Congressional election:

“As civil rights leaders working for racial justice and economic opportunity, we join much of the nation in our apprehension about the incoming administration. We cannot ignore that the campaign was characterized by divisive racial rhetoric, and has emboldened white supremacists across the country. The wave of hate crimes sweeping the country, with perpetrators invoking the name of the President-elect, is an ill omen, as is the appointment of a chief strategist with an appalling record of promoting racial, antiSemitic and anti-woman rhetoric.

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Branch Election

Date:  November 22, 2016              

Time:   3:00pm - 8:00pm

Place:  Montgomery County Public Schools, Carver Education Service Center (CESC) cafeteria, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD. 20850.

The 2016 Nominating Committee of the MC-NAACP Branch 7022 is pleased to submit the following nominations:

For the Position Of: The Committee Nominates:


Linda Plummer

1st Vice President

Dr. Jeremiah (Jerry) Floyd

2nd Vice President

Carolyn Coleman


Katrina Hood

Assistant Secretary

Jacquelyn Williams


Clive Alexis

Assistant Treasurer


  1. At-Large Representative

Alexandra Dace Denito

  1. At-Large Representative

Lucy Hayes

  1. At-Large Representative

Kimberly McLurkin-Harris

  1. At-Large Representative

Janet Lee Hicks

  1. At-Large Representative

Vernon Kicks

  1. At-Large Representative

Odessa Shannon

  1. At-Large Representative

Larry Shelton

  1. At-Large Representative

Gale Starkey

  1. At-Large Representative

Barbara Talley

  1. At-Large Representative

Alma Williams

  1. At-Large Representative

Arthur Williams

The following candidates were nominated from the floor:

For the Position Of: Nominee from the Floor


Anita Powell

  1. At-Large Representative

Christine Clarke

  1. At-Large Representative

Janice Freeman

  1. At-Large Representative

Wanda Freeman

  1. At-Large Representative

Paulette Kee-Dudley

  1. At-Large Representative

Sherlene Lucas

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Statement by Mayor Jud Ashman

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Henry Marraffa, a dear friend and colleague who

served the residents of the City of Gaithersburg with great distinction for more than 20 years. Henry lost his battle with cancer early this morning. My fellow Council Members and I extend our sincerest condolences to Henry’s wife, Donna, and to his beloved family. Henry was, first and foremost, a family man who treasured his time with those he loved. Despite an often hectic schedule of public events and meetings, Henry always made time for his family, often bringing them to events and activities, an admirable blending of his public and private life.



The Nominating Committee of the Montgomery County, Maryland branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (MC-NAACP) invites members, whose memberships are current as of April 1, 2016, to be interviewed for nomination for officer and executive committee positions serving a two-year term beginning January 1, 2017.

Interviews will be scheduled from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2016, and Friday, October 21, 2016, at the meeting room of the Office of Human Rights, 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330, Rockville, MD 20850

At the time of interview, each candidate must present a Candidate Consent/Petition for Nomination Form signed by a minimum of three (and no more than five) MC-NAACP members with current membership 30 days prior to October 27, 2016. A one-page attachment of the candidate's reason for seeking the position and a brief qualification statement is highly encouraged. Resumes are welcome, but not required. To schedule an interview and additional information, please contact MC-NAACP at (301) 657-2062. A Candidate Consent/Petition for Nomination Form is attached for your convenience.

The Montgomery County NAACP votes unanimously on the following ballot questions. 

The NAACP of Montgomery County strongly opposes the term limit measure (Question B) that will be on the November 8 ballot.  Vote no on Question B.

The NAACP believes that term limits destroys any real value that comes from the experience and knowledge gained by elected officials;
 understanding of the political process is critical to be an effective representative.  Moreover, elected officials who have provided 
strong representation and have been voted in by informed citizens do not need to be term limited.

The NAACP maintains that term limits also restricts the choices that the public may vote for, because term limits purges elective 
offices of respected and effective lawmakers regardless of the will of their constituents. 

We believe that the voters are highly knowledgeable and can make an informed decision at the ballot box.  If elected officials 
are not effective in their jobs, they can be voted out; that is the most effective term limit.  The public should not be denied
elected officials who have served the public well and who have the capacity to continue on that path.

On the issue of competition, it is a total myth that term limits is needed to promote competition in Montgomery County. 
The historical record shows that there has been a great deal of competition in those seeking these offices. 

The NAACP supports Question C, which defines a partial term as serving more than two years.  Vote yes on Question C.

Gaithersburg Parade

Was held on Monday September 5th at Olde Town Gaithersburg

WIN - Breakfast to honor 'Unsung Heros'

Youth Summit

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'Save the Date' 2017 Freedom Fund Dinner

Sunday, April 30th

Helpful Documents For Our Youth

The 411 on the Five-0

Know Your Rights Handout

Know Your Rights - Racial Profiling Quick Card

What To Do When Stopped by the Police

NAACP Parents’ Council
Board of Education Testimony Regarding the Choice Study presented by Sabrina McMillian June, 14, 2016

The NAACP Parents’ Council would like to thank the Board of Education for commissioning the Choice Study. We appreciate the extensive listening sessions undertaken by staff, and the feedback staff provided the Board Policy Management Committee on May 25th. Also, we thank staff for speaking to the Parents’ Council about the Metis report findings and recommendations.

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ACT-SO 2016 Competition Pictures

Letter to Leggett regarding the Lincoln Park Bus Issue

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Save the Date' 2017 Freedom Fund dinner

Scheduled for Sunday, April 30, 2017 Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 

Youth Council Initiatives

In partnership with the MC Library - installing mini-libraries in local Beauty & Barber shop sites (to encourage literacy among young students)

Presentation on 'Black Lives Matter' - Project event hosted to the MC community.

Freedom Fund Dinner Photo Gallery Update

Freedom Fund 2016 Photos

2016 Elected Officers and Executive Committee

Linda M. Plummer, President
Dr. Jerry Floyd, 1st Vice President
Lisa Talley, 2nd Vice President
Raymond Holt, Jr, CPA - Secretary
Carolyn Holt, - Assistant Secretary
Clive Alexis, Treasurer
Larry Shelton, Assistant Treasurer

Executive Committee
Christine Clarke
Lawrence Cross
Yvette Finlay
Janice Freeman
Wanda Freeman
Lucy Hayes
Barbara Hill-Talley
Kimberly McLurkin-Harris
Janet Lee Ricks
Vernon Ricks
Odessa Shannon
Paul Vance, Jr.
Margaret Watson
Arthur Williams
Jacquelyn Williams

Official Swearing - In ceremony - Tuesday, December 15, 2015 7:30 pm

Montgomery County Public Schools
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850


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NAACP National Strategic Plan: Game Changers for the 21st Century

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 Call of 1909, which denounced the growing oppression of people of color and works 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.

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

  • Economic Sustainability: A chance to live the American Dream for all
    Every person will have equal opportunity to achieve economic success, sustainability, and financial security.
  • Education: A free, high-quality, public education for all
    Every child will receive a free, high quality, equitably-funded, public pre-K and K-12 education followed by diverse opportunities for accessible, affordable vocational or university education.
  • Health: Health equality for all Americans including a healthy life and high-quality health care
    Everyone will have equal access to affordable, high-quality health care, and racially disparate health outcomes will end.
  • Public Safety and Criminal Justice:
    Equitable dispensation of
    justice for all

    Disproportionate incarceration, racially motivated policing strategies, and racially biased, discriminatory, and mandatory minimum sentencing will end. Incarceration will be greatly reduced and communities will be safer. The death penalty will be abolished at the state and federal level, as well as in the military.
  • Voting Rights and Political Representation: Protect and enhance voting rights and fair representation
    Every American will have free, open, equal, and protected access to the vote and fair representation at all levels of the political process. By protecting democracy, enhancing equity, and increasing democratic participation and civic engagement, African Americans will be proportionally elected to political office.

General Membership Meetings

All meetings will be held every 4th Tuesday of the month in the auditorium at the Carver Education Services Center (CESC) located at 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville. All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

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