Giving a Voice to the Voiceless
Celebrating 109 years of advocacy, the NAACP


President Hatcher-Crawford and John R. Hatcher III

  1. Jo Anne
    Jo Anne
  2. Stacy
  3. Irene

Founded February 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots–based civil rights organization. It is more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. The NAACP's principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of United States and eliminate race prejudice. The NAACP seeks to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic processes.

About Us
The history of the National Association for The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) In 1954, the Oxnard-Ventura County Chapter of the NAACP was formed in the home of Fred Brown.  Among the founding members were E. Burton Ceruti, who was to serve as city's "Colored" citizens, and serving as the principal political leadership in the black community. Under the leadership of John R. Hatcher III, in 1980 the unit was reorganized and  the unit name was changed to Ventura County Chapter.

Board Members Not Pictured:
Dr. Ruby Durias
Robbie Hibbler

The NAACP works to achieve social justice and eliminate racial prejudice through the dedicated work of committee members. From the ballot box to the classroom, volunteers, and leaders of the NAACP  Ventura Couny Chapter  are champions of social justice fighting to ensure the voices of the community are heard and represented.


Membership Committee, Jo Anne  
The Membership Committee shall: (1) work throughout the year to maintain and increase the membership of the Association; (2) be responsible for planning and organizing the annual membership campaign; and (3) be responsible on a continuous basis for soliciting new members and for securing renewals.

Political Action Committee,  Irene 
The Political Action Committee shall: (1) seek to increase registration and voting; (2) work for the enactment of municipal, state and federal legislation designed to improve the educational, political and economic status of minority groups; (3) seek the repeal of racially discriminatory legislation; (4) work to secure equal enforcement of the law and; (5) keep the national office and the branch informed of all proposed legislation which affects minority groups. The committee shall be non-partisan and shall not endorse candidates for public office.

Police Advisory Coordinator
The Police Advisory coordinator acts as a liaison between the NAACP members and the community.  Seeks to develop and prevent or resolve community conflicts and practices perceived to be discriminatory.  PAC provides mediation service to the community to resolve conflicts.  

Press & Publicity Committee,  Cassandria 
The mission is to keep the community informed and aware of the organization’s mission, goals, accomplishments, events and to make people aware of the benefits of becoming a member of the organization.   

Religous Affairs Coordinator, Lonnie  
The mission is to enlist the support of religious leaders to promote an educational program to give a moral and ethical interpretation to the civil rights struggle.  To work with religious groups on the membership, fundraising, and political empowerment activities.

Venterans Affairs CommitteeVincent 
Works closely with agencies responsible for providing services to members of the Armed Forces and Veterans to ensure programs are administered fairly and justly to the minority community.

Women In NAACP (WIN) Committee, Stacy  
Seeks to enhance the leadership role of women, serve as an advocacy vehicle for issues affecting women and children, and advocate for the positive development of children. WIN's theme is "Outstretched Hands and Open Hearts to Women and Children.   

Youth /College Council, 
The mission of the NAACP Youth & College Division shall be to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop an intelligent, militant effective youth leadership.


Community Action Committee (CAC),  Quick
The strength of our community is reflected through sharing resources and building alliances. The NAACP Ventura County Chapter understands that we can achieve more collectively than we can as individuals. CAC links other community organizations also committed to making a difference through empowering our communities.

Criminal Justice, Nesta 
The principal objective of the Criminal Justice Committee  is to advocates for smarter, results-based criminal justice policies to keep our communities safe, including treatment for addiction and mental health problems, judicial discretion in sentencing, and an end to racial disparities at all levels of the system.

Economic  Empowerment Committee, 
The principal objective of the Economic Development Committee is to promote the growth of entrepreneurship among Africa Americans and increase employment opportunities with private and public entities. The Economic Development Committee shall implement local efforts and support national programs to preserve and expand economic empowerment among African-Americans and other communities of color.

Education Committee, Ruby   
Seeks to eliminate segregation and other discriminatory practices in public education, study local educational conditions affecting minority groups; investigate the public school system and school zoning; seek to stimulate school attendance;  keep informed of school conditions and strive to correct abuses where found; promote parental involvement in education;
Event /Freedom Fund Committee,
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

Finance Committee, Bruce  
The Finance committee shall consist of the President, Treasurer and, at least one other member.   Studies the financial needs of the Branch and shall be responsible for drafting an adequate annual budget.

Health Committee, Robbie  
Work to promote, protect and maintain the health of African Americans; assess the health needs of the community; advocate for equal access to health education, care, treatment and research for all Americans; sponsor health-related activities such as health forums, fairs and workshops highlighting issues of importance to people of color and support health initiatives of the organization.

Labor & Industry Committee,  Quick 
Works to eliminate discriminatory employment practices in industry and government, wage differentials based on race, unequal opportunities for training, promotion and unfair dismissals; securing the enactment of state and federal fair employment practices legislation and working for improved opportunities in vocational and apprenticeship training

Legal Redress Committee, Nesta  
he Legal Redress Committee shall: (1) investigate all cases reported to it; (2) supervise all litigation in which the branch is interested and; (3) keep the National office and the branch informed on the progress of every case. It shall not give legal advice.