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"We Still Have Work to Do." 

Gerald Griggs's Re-Election Platform

President Gerald Griggs leads Press Conference for Darlene McCoy against Woody's ATL racist incident

On October 7th, 2023, President Gerald Griggs secured his re-election by the esteemed delegates of the Georgia Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). This event marked not only a re-election but a reiteration of President Griggs' unwavering commitment to advancing civil rights and social justice in Georgia.

President Griggs, having been re-elected, firmly re-dedicated himself to the mission and vision of the Georgia NAACP. His renewed commitment signifies the continuity of his tireless efforts, and it underscores his unyielding resolve to champion the cause of equality, justice, and equity within the state.

It is imperative to explore the platform outlined by President Griggs for his second term, as it serves as a blueprint for the focused endeavors and objectives he aims to accomplish during this period. The following elements of the platform exemplify his dedication to improving the social and civil landscape of Georgia: 

STRUCTURAL IMPROVEMENTS

- Reorganizing the branches and revitalize the units General memberships.

- Improving communication between the State Conference and the Units.

- Connecting the Units thoughout the State. 

- Broadening New and Existing Partnerships with Social Justice Organizations.

CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCACY

- Protecting Civil Rights on the State Level. 

- Advocating for expansion of Civil Rights Statutory Protection. 

- Advancing Litigation to Protect Voting Rights and fighting against Racial Gerrymandering.

FRONT LINE ACTIVISM 

- Streamlining the process to respond to racial intolerance and incidents of Race Based Hate.

- Training Units in Direct Action and Community Response

- Engaging the Units throughout the State to mobilize when Incidents happen in the State Of Georgia.

NEXT GEN CAPACITY BUILDING
- Increased funding and support for Youth and College
- Training and Leadership development opportunities
- Increasing flexibility to think outside the box on advocacy for the next generation of freedom fighters.
 

President Griggs firmly believes that the pursuit of these goals aligns with the broader mission of the NAACP, which is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. In line with this mission, President Griggs seeks to engage in strategic collaborations, mobilize grassroots efforts, and use legal avenues to achieve tangible progress in the areas outlined in his platform.

As President Griggs commences his second term, it is imperative to recognize the significance of continuity and commitment in advancing civil rights. The re-election by the delegates of the Georgia NAACP serves as an affirmation of trust and belief in his ability to lead and enact meaningful change. Under his leadership, the Georgia NAACP is poised to continue its vital work in advocating for social justice, equality, and civil rights within the state.

In conclusion, the platform outlined by President Griggs for his second term reflects not only a commitment to advancing civil rights but also a comprehensive and strategic plan to address the pressing issues facing Georgia today. These issues span across multiple facets of society, from voting rights to criminal justice reform, education equity to economic empowerment, and healthcare access to environmental justice. The Georgia NAACP, under President Griggs' unwavering leadership, is well-prepared to champion these causes and work toward a more just and equitable future for all residents of Georgia.

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President Gerald Griggs leads a press conference in Columbus Georgia
Gerald Griggs and Bernice King at the Atlanta United Juneteenth Soccer Match
President Griggs listens to residents in Eatonton Georgia organizing a new NAACP Unit
Gerald Griggs and Ben Crump at the LaShawn Thompson Press Conference at the Fulton County Jail

SOCIAL JUSTICE IN GEORGIA 

Under the leadership of President Gerald Griggs, the Georgia NAACP has been a leader in Social Justice though the State of Georgia. From protests to litigation, Georgia has been blazing a pathway forward to move rights forward in the State. 

Moving into a new term, President Gerald Griggs plans to continue to lead the State Conference on the frontline for Social Justice and Civil Rights. The people of Georgia demand Equity, Equality, and full protection of their Civil Rights. 

President Gerald Griggs leads peaceful March for Tyre Nichols
President Gerald Griggs leads March for Jessie Davis Park
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