Terre Haute’s local NAACP office is reorganizing its leadership and electing new officers. Several months ago, the national branch of the NAACP directed the local Terre Haute branch to reorganize.
According to the NAACP state chapter president Barbara Bolling, this is rather common and the new leadership will bring fresh blood to the chapter.
“The national office,” she explains, “felt that it was important that we suspend activity while we work towards reorganization.”
This reorganization comes while other local branches begin their annual elections. There are about 2 dozen local offices throughout the state. According to Bolling, these community branches are in place as watchdog groups fighting discrimination against any protected class, not just race.
“Anything that would impede someones ability to enjoy full citizenship, then we are there as a supporter and protector” says Bolling.
The election to select the new Terre Haute officers is set for Nov. 14th. Voting is open to all Terre Haute members in good standing with the national NAACP office