|We need you on Friday!|
As the journey for justice enters its sixth day here in Missouri, our hearts are
with our brothers and sisters in Staten Island. Another police officer will walk
free from even a trial for killing an unarmed black man. I have simply run out
of words to describe this anguish.
Tomorrow we will reach the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City, where we will summon the strength in memory of Eric, and Michael, and every other victim of injustice to demand action. Governor Nixon will see us here on the ground, but Beverlye, we need America to hear you online, too.
Lend your Twitter and your Facebook feeds to our shared cause. Join us in demanding REAL police reforms and an end to police brutality and militarization.
Earlier this week, President Obama announced new funding for police officers to wear cameras, and a modest tightening on the military equipment available to local departments. It is a good start, but the events of this week have made it clear it's simply not enough.
So we march—for Michael Brown, for Eric Garner, and for the systemic, fundamental reforms of policing needed on the federal, state, AND local levels.
I am ready to end the era in which our loved ones fear for their lives while walking down the street; in which those charged with serving and protecting too often do neither. If you are too, help us keep this vital issue in the public eye, and in the minds of those who can make a change.
We need you on Friday. Dedicate your Facebook and Twitter feeds today:
Cornell William Brooks
President and CEO
On behalf of the Miami-Dade County Branch of the NAACP, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. We are proud to uphold the standards and principles of the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization through an unrelenting focus on empowering our community through civic engagement, voter mobilization, and business and economic.
Our programs also are geared toward helping our community’s youth chart a more prosperous future through activities that encourage academic achievement and social responsibility. We also join our national organization in the fight against racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare, and we remain committed to the fight for equality and fairness in our criminal justice system.
The Miami-Dade County Branch of the NAACP stands ready to support members of our community in their struggle for equal and fair treatment under the law, and we welcome the input and support of individuals who share our vision. I invite you to browse our website, learn more about our branch and become an active member. Together, we are stronger than we can ever be alone.
Adora Obi Nweze, President
Miami-Dade Branch NAACP/Florida State Conference NAACP
Member, NAACP National Board of Directors
Chair, National NAACP ACT-SO Committee