The San Bernardino Branch NAACP elected new officers in a special election held on December 21, 2009 at the New Hope MBC Family Life Center.
New officers elected were Cheryl Brown as President, Julius Hemingway, First Vice President, Connie Lexion, Secretary, and Edward Corley as Treasurer. Former President Jarman remains as Chair of Legal Redress, Housing, and Press and Publicity.
The election under approval granted the Branch by the National Board of Directors was conducted by Southeast Area Director Woodie Rucker-Hughes of the California State Conference. Notices were sent to all members whose memberships were current as of date as determined by the National Office. The election fills a void created when the regular election of officers was delayed due to development of circumstances beyond the control of the Branch. President Brown said that she will move towards elevating the profile of the Branch, and seek the help of Branch membership as well as that of various members of the community. Brown also states that in keeping with the mission of the organization, the Branch will step up its pace in advocating for or against those issues or challenges looked at as germane to the well being of the community.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. It’s one half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in the community.
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