Message from the President,
I hope that visiting this page is more than just a show of support for the oldest civil rights organization in the world but it is an indication that you understand the urgency. Without a doubt, the assault on our civil rights is more blatant now than at any other time in recent history.
We do not recruit new members simply to fill our rosters. We are not asking that you play a passive role in upholding the legacy of this great institution. We are asking that you respect the hard work and sacrifices of the foot soldiers that came before us. Those who in many instances, committed their lives, their jobs, and their time to fight for what is just and fair. Our history has repeatedly demonstrated to people of color, the poor and disenfranchised that freedom has always come with a cost. For that reason, we implore you to do more than just join but to also get involved in a standing committee. Bring your strengths and your ideas to the table. Engage in dialogue so that the visibility and presence of the NAACP jolts the conscience of America. WE are the NAACP of the past, present and future but our mantra can only be as strong as our collective and sustained movement toward peace, justice and equality for all people!
Meetings of the Montclair Branch NAACP are held every fourth Thursday of the month at the Wally Choice Recreation Center (Glenfield Parkhouse). We encourage you to be more than a name on a roster but to get involved in the effort to find real solutions to the issues we face in 2017.
Albert E. Pelham, President