WORCESTER — The Worcester Branch NAACP elected its new leaders and set an agenda of continuing to address systemic racism in the Worcester Police Department, removing police from schools, and increasing diversity in political representation.
Members of the organization’s executive committee include: Fred Taylor, president; Edward G. Robinson, first vice president; Nelly Medina, second vice president; Rev. Doreen Oughton, secretary; Ron Nneji, treasurer; Frances Graveson, assistant secretary; Bob Michel, member-at-large; and Rich Mackoul, member-at-large.
“Our unity is so important in this time when a light has been shined on the injustices Black people face in this country,” Taylor said in a statement. “There is finally some recognition of the long-standing injustices in policing, in the judicial system, in the education system, in political representation, and in workforce representation for hiring and decision-making.
“We have a duty to the generations before us, and the generations to come, to not back down from our cries for justice. Hopefully we can take on this righteous work and battles for equity and justice together.”
NAACP Worcester is membership based, so visit the membership page to find out more.
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.