Lafayette NAACP has a new president

The Lafayette branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has a new leader, the group announced Monday.

Ravis K. Martinez is the new unit president of the local Lafayette branch of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.

According to a statement, the NAACP’s mission is to achieve equity, political rights and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices that expand human and civil rights, eliminate discrimination and accelerate well-being , education and black economic security. and all people of color.

“The work and strong history of the NAACP Lafayette branch is rooted in racial equity, civic engagement, and supportive policies and institutions for all marginalized people. Now more than ever, we must raise the bar in our efforts in this important work. . The Lafayette branch will step up its efforts to meet the needs of the community. As an organization, we will reinvent, reset and re-engage,” Martinez said in the statement.

The organization holds its monthly members meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. and is open to the general public. Both in-person and remote options are available for participation, the statement said.

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