Friday, January 27, 2012

Mary Ratliff announces Legislative Day at the Capitol Valentines Day 2/14/12

TO: All Adult, Youth and College Units

From: President Mary Ratliff

Re: Missouri NAACP Legislative Day at the Capitol
Where: State Capitol, Hearing Room 2 --- Jefferson City
When: Tuesday, February 14th, 10:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M.

I hope to see you all at the Legislative Day at the Capitol, this will give us the opportunity to meet with our Governor and Legislators. We have asked if you have issues that you would like to have as our priority issues that you provide them to me.

I am again asking you to send me the number of people from your unit or area who will be attending, the lunch will be catered I need to assure we have enough food. The lunch is free, some legislators and their staff will be joining us for lunch.


Mary A. Ratliff, President Missouri NAACP

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Town Hall on Heroin - there is an overdose each day in Jefferson City/Cole County

Upcoming community town hall meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 9th, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in Jefferson City, at the Assembly of God Church on Hwy C, across from the Lottery.   As you may be aware, if you have been watching TV, listening to the radio and/or reading the newspaper, heroin addiction and overdoses have become an epidemic in the Cole County/Jeff City area, averaging one overdose A DAY in our community.  During our planning sessions, community law enforcement has told some horrific stories related to heroin use/abuse/addiction in this area in which we live.   As a result, many community partners have come together to plan several upcoming town hall meetings in this area.  The first will take place Feb. 9th, with the March and April dates still to be determined.

Children are dying as a result of heroin.  However, there is HOPE!  The HOPE campaign (Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education) will provide you with answers to your questions regarding heroin, addiction and recovery.  What does it look like?  How dangerous is it?  Is treatment available for a heroin addiction?  Can and do people recover from a heroin addiction?  All of these questions, and MORE, will be answered. 

Law enforcement, medical doctors, treatment providers, individuals who have lost children to a heroin addition, and those who are now in long term recovery from their heroin addiction will be speaking.

As I may know some of you on a professional basis, others on a personal basis, we all need to be aware and informed of what is happening around us.

The Jeff City Police Dept. is in the process of setting up a that will serve as a resource to the community, as well as a hotline number 573-635-HOPE (4673).

I hope each of you will consider attending and/or spreading the word to family, friends, colleagues, etc. via email, Facebook, twitter, etc.  We have seating for several hundred people.

If you can print off the flyer and post it at work, church, civic halls, community events, PLEASE DO SO!  Help spread the word.

If you should have any questions, feel free to give me a call or reply to this email.

Addiction can happen to the best of families.  Don’t let it happen to yours.  And if it has already touched your life in some way or another, come and find out ways to help those who might need your help!


Brenda Schell Director, Missouri Recovery Network 1905 Stadium Blvd., PO Box 104146
Jefferson City, MO 65110 573-634-1029 (phone) 816-318-3247 (fax)
The Statewide Voice for Recovery.  Join us online!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Say "No" to SB 592 - Call - (573) 751-3766 now!


 – TOMORROW MAY BE TOO LATE - (573) 751-3766

Today the Missouri Senate will debate and possibly vote to (for a second time)  determine if Missouri will reintroduce Jim Crow era legislation that would legalize discrimination in Missouri.

Senator Brad Lager will have his bill that legalizes and legitimizes discrimination in Missouri debated today January 23, 2012 at 4 PM. to listen to the Missouri Senate debate SB 592 that legalizes discrimination in Missouri.

Examine the bill for yourself

Join the voices in opposition to this measure. This is the only opportunity for public to tell the Missouri Senate that we want a just and equal society to live in.  You don't get that by legalizing discrimination.  
If you support fundamental American values such as fair play, equality, and justice then come in person, call and voice your opposition.

Without your voice, someone might get the idea that we approve of discrimination or that this is where we want America to go. It maybe the most important hour in civil rights Missouri can produce.

Please share this message, call your senator, monitor this issue, join the NAACP, and connect with us on Faceboook

If your interested in building a coalition in opposition to this measure, please email

Monday, January 2, 2012

Presidential Candidate Live Interview on Touching Base with T.D. El-Amin

Jefferson City NAACP President, Nimrod Chapel, Jr., candidate for Missouri NAACP State Conference was also interviewed on Touching Base with T.D. El-Amin

Listen to why the NAACP is needed today and the change that is working for a better Missouri.