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The Work We Do

The Linn Benton NAACP relies on members to volunteer time, knowledge, and services to continue the work of dismantling racism. Our Branch has a variety of events and projects we work on to build community and advance social justice. We also have several standing committees where members come together to address important issues to achieve equality and justice. We invite you to get involved in one of our projects, events, or committees whose purpose aligns with your own interests. Please fill out our Volunteer Form by clicking on the link below. 

Special Events and Projects

Juneteenth Celebration

An event to mark and celebrate the end of slavery in North America.

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Freedom Fund Banquet

An evening to recognize Branch accomplishments and raise funds to support the ongoing work of social change in our community.

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Community Uplift 

An opportunity to support Black and Bi-racial members during crises.

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League of Future Leaders

An opportunity to empower, train, and invest in Black youth between the ages of 5 and 18 years.

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Community Coordination

Wendy Sutton, Chair

Enlists the support of other community organizations and individuals in the interests of communities of color.

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Cynthia Spencer, Chair

Manages and supports Branch media content and communications.

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Heather Carmichael & Jodi Yoder, Co-chairs

Explores local, state, and national K-12 education policy issues and practices to ensure equitable education outcomes for Black and other students of color are centered and championed.

Environmental and Climate Justice

Sara Lovtang, Chair

Seeks to eliminate all forms of environmental and climate injustice that negatively impact Black and other communities of color.

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Sherrie Day, Treasurer

Oversees all financial aspects of the Branch to maintain a strong base for the operations of the work.

Health & Wellness

Deidre Greene, Chair

Implements health education initiatives to combat health disparities facing the Black community and other communities of color.

Housing Committee

Jessica Groom, Chair

Advocates for access to affordable housing, combats housing discrimination, and addresses houselessness concerns for the Black community and other communities of color.

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Legal Redress
Investigates cases of potential racial discrimination reported to the Branch and partners with other relevant NAACP Committees on projects of mutual concern.
Membership & Volunteerism

Roberta Smith, Assistant Secretary

Maintains and integrates new members into the work of the Branch, and coordinates community outreach and engagement efforts on behalf of the Branch.
Political Action

Susan Leonard, Chair

Advocates for NAACP values on local issues with elected officials and follows actions of state and federal legislatures.

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