Why I ACT-SO - Alfred Dudley

We caught up with Alfred Dudley III at this year's NAACP Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

What’s At Stake: HBCU Students Speak Out Against Voter ID Laws

BET has released a new series titled, "What's At Stake?" featuring Marc Lamont Hill. The digital series focuses on millenials and how important it is to be engaged in the community, epsecially during this election. Check out this dicussion about voter ID with HBCU students here.

Google Launches Important Search Tool for Voters

 

Google launched their new voter information search this month. This is a very beneficial and timely tool considering the voter suppression tactics and voter ID court decisions recently. I discovered it accidentally while researching voter registration information in North Carolina. Here's how to use it.

Enable your device's location. In the Google search engine type, "Voter ID." This will display the latest information on voter ID and even provide voter registration information.

You can also type "voter ID" in the search box with your state of choice to receive this information.

My Washington, DC location displays more than the registration dates, it includes the DC Election Official's office contact number, military and overseas voter information and more. You can also search "how do i vote" or "register to vote" to obtain this information.

 

Stay in tune with Google during this important election season by visiting YouTube.com/Elections and Google.com/Elections. These outlets will provide real-time feeds for the latest news, analysis, live candidate debates, and trending videos.

If you are into learning facts, trends and reading graphs, check out +GooglePolitics on Google+. They have a set of infographs that describe the trends of voters.

There is no reason to be uninformed this election season. It is all available by typing a few simple words from your phone or desktop.

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#IMATTER Campaign Toolkit

I MATTER is the NAACP Youth and College Division’s campaign that focuses on improving community safety by addressing the problem of gun violence and police brutality. Every day in this country, 83 people die as a result of gun violence. Black men between the ages of 15 and 19 are almost five times more likely than their white peers and more than twice as likely as their Latino peers to die from gunfire. In addition to gun violence, recent cases of officer-involved killings all over the country have become a serious concern for people of color.  Young black men are 21 times likelier to be shot and killed by police than their white peers. Unfortunately, young women of color are also victims of gun violence and police brutality. The campaign is aimed at achieving the following goals:

  • Increasing diversity in local law enforcement across the country
  • Enhancing surveillance and accountability of police activity through body and dashboard cameras
  • Establishing citizen police review boards that offer policy recommendations for officer-involved killings

Download the campaign one pager

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Download the Twitter cover photo

Download the iMatter sign

Stay connected. Join our #NAACPYC email and mobile list here.

#NAACPYC Florida Update

NAACPConnect caught up with youth and college leaders at #NAACP105 in Las Vegas

#NAACPYC Applauds ‘My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge’

 

I applaud the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge. This innovative and exciting program provides an opportunity for communities across the country to make a commitment to addressing the obstacles and challenges facing young boys and men of color. In light of the recent incidents in Ferguson, Missouri and countless other communities, we continue – now more than ever – to empower young people across the country with the tools to create lasting positive change within their local communities.

The NAACP Youth and College Division applauds President Obama’s vision and those who work tirelessly along side us to grow this generation of youth civil rights and social justice leaders.

You can sign the challenge here.

Sammie J. Dow, MSW
National Field Director, Youth and College Division

NAACP Criminal Justice Re-entry Google+ Hangout on Air

Re-entry Toolkit - Hangout On Air