NAACP Convention calls for a National March!

Fresh off of returning from the 106th NAACP National convention, I’d like to say thanks to all of you who support the important work of social justice! The theme of this years convention was “Pursuing Liberty in the face of Injustice” acknowledging the ongoing journey America is on toward the goal and spirit found in […]

Ending profiling in Oregon.

June 27th, 2015- End Profiling House Bill 2002 Just Passed Oregon State House 55-4! Legislation to ban the practice of police profiling passed the Oregon House with bipartisan support! Next up: a vote in the Senate and approval from Governor Kate Brown. The bill bans law enforcement from using profiling as a tactic in Oregon, requires law enforcement […]

Job opportunities with the National Forest Service!

 Contact: Jeanna Ramos, MAIS Equal Employment Specialist/Civil Rights Program Manager Forest Service    Serving the Siuslaw & Willamette National Forests p: 541-750-7003 c: 541-231-1587 f: 541-750-7234 *protected email* 3200 SW Jefferson Way Corvallis, OR 97331 www.fs.fed.us Caring for the land and serving people JOB POSTING: Outreach Modoc Equal Employment Specialist   The Modoc National Forest […]

The Urban League of Portland’s 2015 State of Black Oregon report

The Urban league of Portland has released its 2015 State of Black Oregon report!  I urge you to read through it to better understand the challenges and the often times overlooked successes within Oregon’s Black population. The ongoing trauma being experienced by people of color through indifference, outright racism and entrenched poverty is real. The […]

Join Today!

The Eugene/Springfield NAACP is a quintessential part of the American conversation and needs you to continue the good work of bringing people together in the name of equality, fairness, and in the support of one Nation indivisible regardless of Race or creed… As a supporting member or an active participant your help will make a […]

I Can’t Breathe: Some Proposals for Police Reform

The following commentary was submitted to our Unit by Kathleen Piper and Jack Radey. We have come to a historical moment, when in the course of a few months the issue of racist police violence has fired the imaginations of people all over America, and the world.  It represents not so much a reaction to […]

End of 2014 – Presidential Notes

Greetings I’d like to thank everyone who has worked to continue the mission of the Eugene/Springfield branch of the NAACP! As we enter into the Holiday season we look back on the last year and have to feel good about the years accomplishments highlighted by Asia Wooten’s National debut, as a gold medalist in classical […]

Mariota Bring Renown to Town!

  University of Oregon Quarter Back Marcus Mariota  became the first Duck to win the Heisman Trophy. Mariota, acknowledged the  Polynesian community with a shout out.” Young Poly athletes everywhere you should take this as motivation and dream big”