Welcome to the East Valley NAACP - Arizona (1008-B)
Highlights of our Work in 2021
Below are a few highlights of how the East Valley NAACP has led decisively and unapologetically for justice in the first months of 2021:
Advocating for accountability and transparency in policing and the judiciary
Advocating for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
Advocating for the NAACP’s Uniformed Police Reform petition
Calling for answers from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and local law enforcement, especially the Chandler Police, after Neo-Nazis allegedly terrorized local residents with impunity
Calling for answers regarding the killing of Anthony Cano, the 17 year-old Latino child who died after a Chandler officer shot him in the back
Calling for answers regarding the Mesa Police’ handling of an alleged hate crime involving a lynching effigy
Defending our Democracy
Condemning the aggressive assaults on 1st Amendment Rights within AZ H.B. 2309
Supporting the protection of Voting Rights, including H.R. 1, the For the People Act; and Opposing Arizona S.B. 1106, 1485, 1593 and 1713
Calling upon Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly to cosponsor S. 51, the D.C. Admission Act
Supporting the City of Mesa and Scottsdale’s Non-Discrimination Ordinances
Defending public education by opposing S.B.1452 which would expand “school vouchers” by gutting public education funds
Standing in solidarity with the Asian community after the horrifying shooting in Atlanta
The Executive Committee confirmed appointments to several Chair positions. A list of current Executive Committee members can be viewed on the Leadership page of our website.
Stay Safe & Be Well,
Kiana M. Sears, President, East Valley NAACP
Press Releases, Open Letters, and Action Alerts
The NAACP works for Systemic Change. In alignment with the NAACP Strategic Plan, the East Valley NAACP focuses our efforts on the Game Changers for the 21st Century. Creating a powerful vision for the future, this strategic direction sets our advocacy agenda.
Learn about some of the branch's recent advocacy by reading our latest Press Releases, Action Alerts, and Open Letters.