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Sunday, August 18, 2013

It's official: Robinson-Briggs runs for state NAACP presidency

Sharon, from a previous campaign.

Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs has formally announced her candidacy for the presidency of the NJ State Conference of the NAACP.

A letter addressed 'Dear NAACP Family' was released Saturday, and is copied below --

Dear NAACP Family:
I am proud to be a Candidate for the Office of President of the New Jersey State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NJSC NAACP). Over the past twenty years, I have a proven track record of standing up for my beliefs and the rights of all people. Whether I was meeting with rival gang members and helping them to form a truce to save lives; or on Capitol Hill marching and chanting to defend Brown v. Board of Education; or at the State House in Trenton while testifying at a Senate Gun Control Hearing or riding a bus with Rev. Al Sharpton to Washington, DC to protest against police brutality and the murder of African immigrant Amadou Diallo, I have in the past, and will continue to stand up, fight for, be heard and be supportive of our mission and vision as it relates to civil rights and equal and fair treatment. Moving forward, I will be traveling to Washington, DC on August 24th for the March On Washington in support of our rights.
I have served this association in several leadership capacities, on the local and state level as:
Plainfield Four Term Branch President
* NJSC 1st and 2nd Vice President
Plainfield Executive Committee Member
* 9-Time Freedom Fund Chairperson
7-Time NJSC Convention Chairperson
* NJSC Treasurer
NJSC Central Area Branches Secretary
* Certified NJSC Trainer
* NJSC W.I.N. Member
NJSC Executive Committee. Member
* Fully Paid Silver Life Member
As a diligent, visible and vocal volunteer and community advocate, it is humbling to be the recipient, on behalf of those who we serve, of several Awards, Certificates, Resolutions and Proclamations. I am ready, willing and capable to lead our association to greater heights by being goal oriented, inclusive, open, honest and fair. I have the ability to work with everyone. Together, we will return our State Conference back to being the premier civil rights organization of this nation. We will put peaceful mechanisms in place to let our voices be heard, to vote our values, to show our power beyond measure and to peacefully effectuate positive results in upholding civil rights for all.
Something new and exciting has been planned for our state-wide membership, and you're invited. There are three Forums planned which I will be a panelist, as follows:
Central Area
* August 29, 2013, 7:00 pm—8:30 pm
Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19-21 South 2nd Avenue, Highland Park, NJ
Southern Area
* September 10, 2013, 7:00 pm—8:30 pm
Public School
426 East Charleston Avenue, Lawnside, NJ 08045
Northern Area
* September 17, 2013, 7:00 pm—8:30 pm
Greater New Point Baptist Church, 60 Paine Avenue, Irvington, NJ
These Forums will give me an opportunity to provide my vision, answer your questions and hear your ideas on how together we can make the NJSC NAACP a stronger, more effective and unified body. With your support, I can provide the leadership, professionalism and skill level that our State Conference demands. Hope to see you soon. All the best to you. Thank you for your support and advocacy.
Respectfully submitted,
Sharon Robinson-Briggs
Presidential Candidate, NJSC NAACP
Robinson-Briggs has a website for the NAACP campaign here, which appears to have been gone online early Thursday afternoon.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Bob said...

If Robinson-Briggs is elected to the NAACP they are in trouble. She'll rip them off, do nothing and probably repeat everything she did as mayor of Plainfield. I feel sorry for them if they even consider her. Good luck to the NAACP. They need to beware Shady Sharonda.

Anonymous said...

All the best to the soon to be former mayor. Who is she running against?

Pat Turner Kavanaugh said...

Dan: what about George Gore? you mentioned he was interested in running for state he running? by the way, is this a paid position?

Anonymous said...

WOW... She wants to tell everybody that she went from being a Mayor to being President! She has failed this city as a Mayor she will also fail as a President!