As we find ourselves in a political, educational, and socio-economic climate where America continues to be plagued with racism, discrimination, bigotry and disenfranchisement, the NAACP is just as necessary today as it ever has been. No matter our background, we all share a common desire to establish a community where we can all fellowship, grow and thrive. I am honored to lead the East Valley NAACP as we have been serving as a voice for the voiceless and advocating for those who may not be able to advocate for themselves since 1963.
Understanding that strong communities are built from strong relationships, our branch continues to be committed to building relationships with our elected officials, law enforcement personnel, educators, and leaders in the business community while also holding them accountable to address the needs of everyday people. As we progress this effort, we need every stakeholder to engage and we invite all East Valley residents to join us to build a community where people are not judged by the color of their skin, religious beliefs, cultural practices, political affiliation, or sexual preference.
The NAACP is multi-cultural, multi-racial, and ultimately multi-faceted as we are focusing on the six NAACP Game Changers: Economic Sustainability, Education, Health, Public Safety & Criminal Justice, Voting Rights & Political Representation, and Youth & Young Adult Engagement. Our mission of ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons is best accomplished through partnerships with community and civic organizations and a strong membership. Working together we can achieve these goals and provide the best opportunities for the next generation of Americans. We need you now more than ever! We look forward to you joining the team.
Roy M. Tatem, Jr.
President, East Valley NAACP
“The humanity of all Americans is diminished when any group is denied rights granted to others.”Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus of the NAACP