The Hickory National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a branch of the oldest existing civil rights organization in the country. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
This branch has been in existence since the late 1960's. As a nonpartisan organization, we strive to increase political literacy, ensure equitable and quality education, and address issues of fair employment and housing. We continue to encourage participation of people of color in most areas of government and community life, and campaign for fair voting rights and greater voter participation.
We are actively fighting to end systemic racism and improve the equity and inclusion of all groups in Hickory, North Carolina, and the United States of America. Our branch currently has over 100 members and over 500 social media followers. We meet monthly on the 2nd Sunday at 3:00 PM via Zoom. Go here for dates and links to meetings.
Our Task Forces are working on a variety of projects to improve the education and quality of life for all residents of Hickory. To see what we are doing and learn how you can become a part of this go here.
Voter rights, gun violence, affordable housing, inflation, criminal justice reform, and women's rights to bodily autonomy are just a few of the critical issues that our elected officials are influencing right now. Let's make sure that our voices are being heard and represented!
66.8% of citizens 18 years and older voted in the 2020 elections. Only 58.4% of non-white voters turned out compared to 70.9% of white voters. We also had fewer younger (18-24 year old) and lower income voters participate in the last election. It is so important that all of the diverse people who make up this country are adequately represented by their elected officials. Let's push to get even more people out to the polls this election.
Everyone's Voice Matters, Everyone's Vote Matters!
The races on the ballot this fall include:
The League of Women Voters of Catawba Valley have put together a one stop shop of unbiased and nonpartisan information regarding state and local elections information and candidates.
Click below to go and get informed:
Effective, July 27th, 2022, ANY individual on probation, parole, or post-release supervision is immediately eligible to register and vote.
Election Day is Tuesday November 8th, 2022
In person voting that day will be open from 6:30 AM until 7:30 PM
We are looking for compassionate adults to join one of our structured mentoring programs. We have opportunities in both the Hickory Public Schools and Catawba County Schools systems from elementary through high school levels.
Mentors provide skills, resources, and positive experiences that will help our youth become better students and realize their full potentials as they become productive citizens.
Opportunities to mentor students at schools throughout Catawba County. Mentors will typically meet students at their schools during lunch time (varies from 10:30 am to 1 pm)
Your support and contributions will help to power the fight to end structural racism, discrimination, and inequality in all its forms.
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