Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 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.
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
Greetings Brothers and Sisters,
To serve as the President of the Greater Huachuca Area Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is an honor. The NAACP is here to serve the Cochise County community as the nation’s oldest, largest, baddest, boldest, and most effective Civil Rights organization in the nation. I thank the members of the Greater Huachuca Area Branch for electing and entrusting me to provide leadership over the Greater Huachuca Area Branch. I stand on the shoulders of a great legacy of pioneers and leaders in this community, and I humbly accept this important responsibility to uphold the organization’s vision of a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race. As the newly elected president, I will continue to work to uphold the mission and vision of the NAACP, to reduce racial hatred, discrimination, and injustices.
The Greater Huachuca Area Branch will continue to work with the State, and National NAACP offices to strengthen our commitment to supporting equality and justice in the Cochise County community. I am pleased to lead the Greater Huachuca Area Branch at such a pivotal time in our history. We are facing a number of challenges and it will be necessary for us all to work together in meeting them. We will fight for equity until all people have realized the equal hand of justice. Civil Rights and Justice are not for some of us but rather for all of us and we must use our limited time to ensure we all experience a just world.
"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community….our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others….. It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere.
But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth”.
We have a voice that has the ability to change policies and systems within the Cochise County community to ensure that opportunities exist for all to progress. We have served the community with advice, advocacy, resources, forums, and educational materials and we will continue to do so. We will strengthen our voice and actions by joining forces and recommitting alliances with other organizations and houses of worship where there is a common interest for equality and justice. We are committed to renewing a focus on voter education and maintaining voting rights, making sure that all children have access to a free, high-quality public education, access to affordable health care and housing, building systems of wealth and strengthening economic sustainability for all, and ensuring public safety and criminal justice.
I am honored to serve and will continue to serve God, my family, and our Cochise County community. We continue to fight to change the course of history as we advocate for social, educational, political, economic, health and wellness changes. When we fight, we win!
NAACP, Greater Huachuca Area
Our Officers and Committee Chairs
Clea McCaa - President
Anthony Isom – 1st Vice President
Tim Ash – 2nd Vice President
Pat Crowell - Secretary
LaVerne Jenkins- Treasurer
Anthony Isom - Criminal JusticeTricia Gerrodette Political Action Committee
Shawn Buckhanan, EducationSusana Sanders - Membership Committee
Lynnise Moore - Community Engagement
Pat Crowell - Freedom Fund
Tim Ash - Communication, Press and Publicity
Our Strategic Plan
Our strength is amplified with collective action, and you can help make a difference with your Greater Huachuca Area Branch. The support we receive is a huge driver of the good work we do in addressing some of our community's most challenging problems. Get in touch today and join your NAACP in making a lasting impact.
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.
To find creative ways to safely serve Sierra Vista and Cochise County. To reclaim non active members in the Greater Huachuca Area Chapter.
To ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights
without discrimination based on race.
The Battle for Voting Rights & Voter Protection - Let's take ACTION TODAY!!!
Protect your Voting Rights
We are faced with difficult times in our Democracy. A Democracy that has been fought for generations and a Democracy that millions have served, sacrificed, and have died to protect. We are asking you to stand with your local Greater Huachuca Area NAACP, our Churches, and other organizations throughout the community to preserve this precious cornerstone of our liberties and freedoms.
The Senate Vote is upon us, as early as tomorrow, Tuesday, January 18th and will determine our History, for future generation.
Our Greater Area Branch of the NAACP is helping to mobilize our Community, our State and our Country to stop the deterioration of our Democracy.
Here’s what you can do TODAY:
LET’S ALL LET SENATOR KRYSTEN SINEMA KNOW WHAT WE DEMAND!!!
Call 1-855-930-3131 and use the script below to demand that Senator Krysten Sinema take action on Voting Rights and the Filibuster. Senator Sinema should stand on the right side of History and vote for The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. If you find that her voice mailbox is full, you can post the message below to her website at: https://www.sinema.senate.gov/contact-kyrsten
You may also contact your Senator at: Contact your senator now.
Dear Senator Sinema,
You have been given an incomplete grade on your Democracy Scorecard. The right to vote is under siege in America, and we need Representatives that are willing to stand up and ensure that right is protected.
Right now, we need real policies to be enacted in the Senate, not the same old politics around our rights. The assault on voting rights across the nation shatters centuries of progress toward access to free and fair elections for all Voters.
Your lack of clarity in public statements, around a carve out for the Filibuster is why we are unable to give you a definitive grade on your Democracy Scorecard. This assault will continue until these fundamental rights are protected.
We demand that you endorse a Senate carve out to allow real votes on these vital pieces of Legislation.
As our President and CEO of the National NAACP, Derrick Johnson said:
"The time for words has expired. We need outcomes. It’s not our job to determine how it’s done, only to demand that it’s done. If we can find creative ways to suppress votes, we can find creative ways to ensure the right to vote is protected. The clock is ticking #DefendDemocracy https://t.co/U5fGwuPjIf "
We ask for your support - TAKE ACTION!!!
General Membership Meetings
NAACP General Membership Meetings
Greater Huachuca Area Branch NAACP Monthly General Membership meetings are held the
FIRST Saturday of each month,
at 1:00 p.m.
During these times of social distancing and other restrictions, our General Membership Meetings will be held virtually via ZOOM. Information to attend the branch virtual meetings will be distributed with each meeting notice.
If you are not receiving invites and would like to receive invites to our monthly meetings please send an email to our NAACP Sierra Vista branch email at: NAACPSierraVista@gmail.com
News You Can Use
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. Saturday, January 15th, 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the Landmark Cafe. Donation: $5. For more information or to buy tickets, please contact Sharon Pierce at 520-508-5425.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Clean Up. Led by PPEPtec Students. Saturday, January 15th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Location: MLK Memorial at Veterans Park.