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Vote for Shirley Ginwright for President, NAACP Fairfax County Branch
See below for a Q&A with Ms. Shirley Ginwright
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NAACP, Fairfax County Branch election is Nov. 13, 2012 from 5:30 pm-8 pm.
You can cast your ballot at First Baptist Church of Vienna, 450 Orchard St. NW, Vienna, VA.
Please come out and "Vote for a New Beginning." We can't do it without you!
Q: Why do you want to be elected to the position you are seeking?
A: The NAACP is one the oldest and most widely recognized civil rights organization in the nation. I want the Fairfax County Branch to be able to reach across the county and rebuild our Branch’s reputation and increase membership. There is so much that we should, could and need to do for the community. Currently, we don't have the human or financial resources. I want our Branch to get the exposure that will help us accomplish the goals and objectives of the NAACP at the national, state and local levels. Donations will come when individuals, churches, foundations and companies see accomplishments. We MUST be a loud and positive voice in our community.
I want to work with the executive committee. We need to be seen, and known, as one united front and not as a disjointed Branch. I want to improve communication so that our members, and the community at large, will know what we are doing. They need to know what we are doing, why we are doing it, and why their involvement and support is so important. We have lost long time members who were actively involved in the organization. We need to bring them back and we need to revitalize our Youth Council. Young people are our future and we need to train them so that they can move into leadership roles within the Branch. If elected President, you can count on me to lead the way on the issues I’ve listed above.
Q.: How would you improve the branch?
A: Our members are spread across Fairfax county. I would support having a central location for the meetings so that more members can participate. The entire executive committee would be informed of the expectations that I, National, and the community have of them. I would poll the membership to see if it is more prudent to move our meetings to a Saturday instead of the work week. We could possibly increase membership by making such a change. We have to be more mindful of our members and their schedules.
I would establish a team to develop a strategic plan outlining our goals and objectives, and create benchmarks to make sure we are meeting our designated goals. Consistent operating procedures must be developed for each committee and each committee chair must be responsible for meeting them. We must ensure that each committee is functioning for the community and not individual gain.