Eladies P. Sampson is President of the Pensacola NAACP Branch

IMG_0542Eladies P. Sampson is President of the Pensacola NAACP Branch #5124. Sampson is a Silver Lifetime member of the NAACP and has served four years as the 1st Vice President of the Pensacola Branch. During that period of time she also served as the Chair of the Health Committee of the NAACP Branch and actively worked with the NAACP Youth Council.  Mrs. Sampson is the wife of Lawrence Unice Sampson, the mother of four children, and a member of the St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church.  She retired from Cox Communications and volunteers with Covenant Hospice.

Sampson is presently leading the local NAACP branch into its 25TH NAACP Annual Banquet on August 7th at the Crown Plaza Hotel with Attorney Aaron Watson, the first African-American partner of the Levin-Papatonio Law Firm, as the keynote speaker.  The B.J. Brooks College Scholarship recipients will be announced at this event.  As president, her vision is for the local branch to partner with political, civic, social, and faith organizations to ensure the rights of all persons in the Pensacola community and to eliminate race-based discrimination, as much as possible, in the local area.  Her immediate goals are: 1.) To increase Pensacola Branch membership from all segments of the community, and 2.) Focus on creating, partnering, and strengthening community and faith based programs to decrease the epidemic of the school to prison pipeline for minority youth. The Pensacola Branch is actively recruiting adult and youth members to be “Game Changers” to make a difference in their community.

The five NAACP Game Changers below address the major areas of inequality facing African Americans that are the focus of the NAACP’s work.

Economic Sustainability: A chance to live the American Dream for all. Every person will have equal opportunity to achieve economic success, sustainability, and financial security.

Education: A free, high-quality, public education for all. Every child will receive a free, high quality, equitably-funded, public pre-K and K-12 education followed by diverse opportunities for accessible, affordable vocational or university education.

Health: Health equality for all Americans including a healthy life and high-quality health care. Everyone will have equal access to affordable, high-quality health care, and racially disparate health outcomes will end.

Public Safety and Criminal Justice: Equitable dispensation of justice for all.  Disproportionate incarceration, racially motivated policing strategies, and racially biased, discriminatory, and mandatory minimum sentencing will end. Incarceration will be greatly reduced and communities will be safer. The death penalty will be abolished at the state and federal level, as well as in the military.

Voting Rights and Political Representation: Protect and enhance voting rights and fair representation.

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