you should support the Reno-Sparks NAACP
Just a recent few among many decades of reasons
We are part of the nation's premiere
civil rights organization founded in 1909. This Branch
has been serving northern Nevada since 1945.
2. Injustice toward one is an
injustice toward all.
3. In the past 3+ years we...
...hosted two major public forums on community policing with
all local law enforcement agencies participating
...were the catalyst for a major
federal civil rights litigation victory in the Nevada outback.
The Yerington Police Department and Lyon County School District
were guilty of overt, endemic discrimination against African-American
students. An attempt was made on their lives. We broke the
story which went national and found legal counsel which won
the case. (Yerington still is not fixed.)
...KKKKnocked racist Assemblymember Ira Hansen, R-Sparks,
out of the speakership of the Nevada State Assembly in 2014.
Our campaign, endorsed by the late, great Julian Bond, scored
press everywhere from the Maui News to The New York Times
(11-24-2014) to the London Guardian. See
BallotBoxing.US for the sordid story. (We were honored
for the support provided by civil rights legend Julian
Bond in one of his final acts shortly before his death.)
...became the principal contributor to a major London Guardian
exposé regarding Tesla's impact on renters and low-income
people in this region. (7-3-2018: London daily circulation,
180,000; ONE BILLION WEB PAGE VIEWS PER MONTH). Local media
have read it and are just now following up.
humanity has left the area": paying for Tesla's Gigafactory
Barbano and Nevada conservatives
decry corporate welfare depredations
By Rory Carroll / The Guardian
also criticized the negative impacts of Nevada's corporate
welfare addiction. (Associated
Press national wire 10-20-2017, picked up by most newspapers
and media websites in the United States. Thank you, Oakland
The annual Freedom Fund Banquet
is our principal fundraising event.
of the national organization's reputation, some imagine that
we have a team of lawyers ready to pounce from a downtown
Reno high-rise office. The facts are far less glamorous.
are what we've always been a small group of unpaid
dedicated local volunteers.
As they say in boxing, we
know how to punch above our weight. Please join us in fighting
the good fight.
dream will never die and the work will never end.