Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Need a job? Want a Change? MCHCP could be for you

MCHCP is looking for 2 people to join their team - 

Statistical Research Analyst

We are currently recruiting and accepting applications for a Statistical Research Analyst.  Below is the link to the webpage with information about the position.  Please share this information with anyone you may know that would be interested in joining MCHCP.  

Wellness Program Nurse

We are currently recruiting and accepting applications for two Wellness Program Nurses.  Below is the link to the webpage with information about the positions.  Please share this information with anyone you may know that would be interested in joining MCHCP. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

763 People Arrested on Moral Mondays - today will be the 13th and 100 more will be arrested - where are you?

The North Carolina Delegation is at the National Conference.

Reverend Barber is likely on the way to jail soon if not now.  He is in North Carolina today with the state's delegation of women leaders - its important to stand with your people.

Moral Mondays are consistent opposition to Jim Crow voter suppression themes to voters advances and other issues that were present in North Carolina.

  • Congressional districts were gerrymandered to dilute voting capacity of those seen as progressive.  Now voters who voted for specific leadership are being ignored.    
  • Same day voter registration has been stopped.

For months people in North Carolina have been arrested for trespassing in the state's capital.  Teapartyers have not been arrested for throwing teabags on to the legislative floor.  NAACPers stand in the hall and we get arrested.  

Its not a new story that those who have been disenfranchised are treated different and often worse than those in power or at times the majority.  But when that poor treatment is encoded in law rather than norms it gets a new name - Jim Crow and that what we have to fight now.  


 . . . and get ready to join Moral Mondays in North Carolina and at home.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

NAACP 50th Freedom Fund Dinner set for Friday, August 9th, 2013 - Join us at the 49th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner and Silent Auction August 9, 2013

Justice and Equality for All
Friday, August 9, 2013
Capitol Plaza Hotel
415 W. McCarty St.
6:00 PM Silent Auction and Reception, 7:00 PM Dinner

From the ballot box to the classroom, the dedicated workers, organizers, and leaders who forged the NAACP and maintain its status as a champion of social justice, fought long and hard to ensure that all Americans are heard. 

For over 50 years, the Jefferson City NAACP has annually saluted civil rights achievements and related concerns at its largest fundraiser.  
Please join us this year as Senator Claire McCaskill lends her talent and insight as our keynote speaker.  As a Missouri native that has held leadership positions as a Missouri legislator, the Jackson County Prosecutor, the State Auditor and now Missouri’s first female United States Senator we are in for a treat!  Get your ticket today.

Individual Ticket Prices

Ticket                                      $50

Students                                  $15

Children (up to 12)                   $10

If you are not interested in being a sponsor for the dinner, please consider making a silent auction donation to the Jefferson City NAACP.  We also encourage you to purchase tickets to the dinner for your staff.  Any combination of these efforts will be greatly appreciated.

NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner Ticket Form
Address: _______________________________
City/State/Zip: _________________________
Phone: ________________ Fax: ____________
Please Return To:
Jefferson City, MO NAACP

P.O. Box 104221 

Jefferson City, MO 65110-4221

573-690-1097   ~

573-230-6424  ~

For tickets, make checks payable to:
Jefferson City NAACP

Send to:

Jefferson City Branch NAACP
P.O. Box 104221
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4221

Ticket Sales: Glenn 573-690-1097 or
Nimrod 573-230-6424

We welcome Senator McCaskill as she returns home from Washington DC.  Her good leadership matters and we are happy to have her example of character, innovation and reasoned resolve on this occasion.
The Freedom Fund Dinner is the primary fund-raiser to support branch activities and operation expenses. The Jefferson City, MO NAACP supports Equality and Justice or All by supporting voters’ right, providing scholarships, ensuring access to legal information, supporting prisoner reentry, and facilitating local and national civil rights advocacy.  We would appreciate your support as an attendee, sponsor, or benefactor.

If you don't have renters insurance - consider this

Missouri Department of Insurance releases video promoting renters insurance
Consumers encouraged to prepare an inventory
Jefferson City, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Insurance is reaching out to consumers who rent homes and apartments with a new video about renters insurance. The video is an introduction to what renters insurance covers and why it’s necessary.
“Consumers who rent shouldn’t assume their landlords are responsible for the replacement of their belongings should something happen,” said John M. Huff, director of the Missouri Department of Insurance. “Renters insurance is affordable and some auto insurers discount premiums if you buy both coverages together.”
Most renters insurance policies, which costs on average of $8-21 per month for $20,000-30,000 worth of coverage, cover damage to your belongings caused by fire and smoke, windstorm, hail, lightning, vandalism, theft, weight of ice or snow, and damage from a vehicle. Renters insurance also covers the cost of additional living expenses while consumers are displaced from their residence and medical bills if a guest is injured on your property. As with all insurance, there are limitations and exclusions which may apply, so be sure to ask your agent about what is not covered. 
Huff encourages all homeowners and renters, including college students, to complete a home inventory, which is an itemized checklist of all possessions. An inventory of one’s belongings can make the process of filing a claim much more efficient in the event of fire, storm damage or theft. It also gives consumers a good idea of how much insurance coverage they need to protect their possessions should disaster strike.
An easy-to-use home inventory checklist is available for free on the department’s website, along with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ home inventory app for iPhone and Android smartphones.
Consumers can ask general insurance questions or file a complaint by calling the department’s Insurance Consumer Hotline at 800-726-7390 or by visiting

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Still Time to Nominate A Person for a Jefferson City NAACP Award

The Jefferson City, MO  Branch of the NAACP is seeking nominees to be considered for the 2013 Freedom Fund Awards.
The awards will be presented Aug. 9 at the annual banquet. The deadline for nominations is July 12. Categories are:

This nomination form can be used for any of the following awards:
The Roy Wilkins Award is given in recognition of individuals who have devoted their lives to finding solutions to racial inequality, promoted educational excellence, and demonstrated courage in the fight for equality, justice, and civil rights.



The Rosa Parks Award is given to individuals who have committed their lives, and have exhibited dedication and commitment to the cause of equality and justice in the face of personal sacrifice, and for standing up against racism and discrimination.


This Corporate/Public Image Award is given to a company or individual in the public/private sector, in recognition of its/their commitment and dedication to equal opportunity, employment, diversity, community support and leadership.


This Presidential Choice Award is given to an organization or individuals in the public/private sector, in recognition of its/their commitment and dedication to equal opportunity, access, employment, diversity, community support and leadership.


The Myrtle Smith Oden Service Award is given to individuals who have worked faithfully in the NAACP or other civic organizations for the overall betterment of the community.

The Lifetime Service Award is given in recognition of an individual for a lifetime career, dedicated toward the cause of justice, equal opportunity and civil rights for all people.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given in recognition of an individual who has worked diligently and given honorable and dedicated service in the safeguard of justice and democracy.

Award Sought:

Nominee’s name:



Phone number:

Summarize in your own words the specific achievement or contribution which inspired this nomination:

Evidence of nominee’s professional skill and competence, and recognition received:

Impact nominee has made:

Succinctly describe the reason for the nomination, including dates and significance of relevant accomplishments, their impact in the larger world, and ways in which the meet the requirements of the specific award.  Additional biographical material may be attached:

Nominator’s name:




Name and address of administrator/supervisor to notify if this nominee receives the award:

Please return this nomination form to the Jefferson City, NAACP office at
111 W. High St., Jefferson City, MO 65102, or

To submit a nomination, send the person's name, desired award category and reasons for the nomination to: Jefferson City NAACP at