WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK SACRAMENTO
No Justice, No Peace!
The Building Bridges Conference turned out to be our best one yet! We appreciate every delegate who attended in person or virtually and our speakers, panelists, and musical guests. Congratulations again to our Building Bridges Honorees. Recognizing all you do in our region and nation was our honor. Finally, the conference was only made possible through the generosity of our sponsors. Check out our conference photo album to relive the experience.
MISSION OF NAN SACRAMENTO
In response to the tragic Stephon Clark shooting occurring in March 2018, Dr. Tecoy Porter, Senior Pastor of the Genesis Church, was requested to form and lead the Sacramento Chapter of the National Action Network, one of the leading civil rights organizations in the nation founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton. In this role, Dr. Porter, along with Rev. Darryl Scarbrough, Dr. Margaret Fortune, and Mrs. Karlette Porter has worked diligently in advancing legislation supporting criminal justice reform, amending police use of force practices, ensuring equal voting rights, and school choice for all throughout California.
Making A Difference
Criminal Justice Reform
The right to equal justice under the law should not be conditional or based upon a person’s color or economic status. Using the principles of non-violent direct action and civil disobedience NAN has helped to level the field and ensure a measure of justice for those who would abuse their status or seek to dispense justice based upon race or other illegal factors. Racial profiling, stop and frisk policing and police brutality was standard practice in many communities just over 20 years ago. Many of the anti-racial profiling laws on the books today are a direct result of NAN’s commitment to the principles and practices of Dr. King and the tradition of non-violent engagement. Through its advocacy, NAN continues to impact public policy and ensure that the government itself is held accountable to the law.
Close the African American Achievement Gap
At National Action Network Sacramento, we are committed to closing the African American achievement gap by ensuring that every black and brown family has the right to school choice.
Charter schools have historically provided this opportunity and we are committed to ensuring that they continue to do so. School choice is the Black choice.
Corporate Responsibility, Inclusion, and Diversity
With this initiative, our goal is to promote equal and fair treatment of all workers by big corporations. We know that the most valuable resources are human resources. We are committed to making sure that this is so for all laborers in CA.
Every Vote Counts
NAN works to ensure that every vote in every community across the nation is counted. NAN is leading the fight against voter suppression and voter ID laws and in 2012, NAN led a voter engagement tour to register and educate voters. In 2014, only 36.4% of voters turned out to midterm elections, compared to 40.9% in 2010. Especially during this administration, the swell in political action and mobilization around congress and legislation is moving quickly. As we enter 2020, an election year, we will fight to ensure that every person's right to vote is protected and exercised. As Dr. King said in 1965 in Montgomery, “The Civil Rights Act of 1964 gave Negroes some part of their rightful dignity, but without the vote, it was dignity without strength.”
Training the Next Generation of Leaders
NAN puts youth and young leaders at the forefront of the movement for Civil Rights. Initiatives including NAN Youth Huddle, NAN Youth Move and the NAN Campus Ambassador program seek to lift up the voices of our young people so that they may lead the fight for the next generations. With leaders ages 11 to 25 we never leave out the passionate and visionary voices of our youth.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere!.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
CONTACT NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK SACRAMENTO
Get in touch with National Action Network Sacramento to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.