Wills Clinic For Essential Workers

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) is a non-profit organization offering a Wills Clinic for
essential workers in our area*.

Estate Planning Documents for Essential Workers

A free legal clinic in appreciation of those who put others before themselves

Pre-registration by September 30 required

How to register for the free clinic:

  • Contact Luisa Vigil at 806-373-6808, ext. 6503, or email vigill@lanwt.org. Please include your name, phone number, and the best time to call you.
  • Space for this clinic is limited. Please contact us no later than 2 p.m. September 30 to reserve your spot.
  • Individuals speak with an attorney by phone or over the internet via Zoom. Call for more information and to register.

Cosponsors:

Amarillo Area Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas

*Counties Served: Armstrong, Carson, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Wheeler

A Letter From The President NAACP

         “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Friend,

Not even 24 hours after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, President Trump and Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, began their plans to compromise our democracy by hastily filling her vacant Supreme Court seat ahead of election day.

We cannot let this happen.

For months, we’ve known that our very lives were at stake with this election, and now this administration is desperately bent on setting the stakes even higher. RBG left behind a legacy that upheld equity, fairness and the elimination of discrimination.

President Trump’s record speaks for itself – with two Supreme Court appointees who have already proven to be hostile to civil rights, his next pick is all but sure to be an extremist. We have to stop him now.

The Senate has a duty to hold the Supreme Court seat open until the next president is sworn in. This was RBG’s dying wish, and it is also what Mitch McConnell forced the Senate to do during President Obama’s last year.

Contact your Senators today and urge them to keep RBG’s seat open until after inauguration day next year.

The presidential election is already underway, and our community is already voting. President Trump should not use the Supreme Court seat as a last ditch attempt to further pull this country away from progress. We can’t let him.

Friend, this is one of the most urgent requests I’ve asked you for this year. The conscience and integrity of our democracy hang in the balance, and it’s up to us to save them.

Contact your Senators today and demand that the seat stay open. It is the right thing to do.  Fighting Forward,

Derrick Johnson
@DerrickNAACP
President and CEO
NAACP  

Show Your Support

As a result of COVID-19, the Amarillo Branch NAACP will not host the  annual Dr. R.W. Jones Freedom Fund Banquet, but the branch is continuing with its 2020 Freedom Fund Fundraiser to benefit our branch. We will continue the tradition of publishing a quality souvenir booklet for the fundraiser. This is your chance to show your own or your organization’s support for the mission and work of the Amarillo Branch NAACP. Freedom Fund booklets are a popular collectible.

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CDC Moratorium on Evictions

Local attorney Kay Pechin asked that we remind everyone that there is a CDC Moratorium on evictions due to Covid 19. If you or someone you know is facing eviction, please contact

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (LANWT) https://internet.lanwt.org/en-us

see also: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/04/2020-19654/temporary-halt-in-residential-evictions-to-prevent-the-further-spread-of-covid-19

2020 Branch Elections

In our September general meeting the following members were elected to form a Nominating Committee per our bylaws and the NAACP Election Manual.

Freda Powell
Jerri Glover
Hobert Brown
Kay Pechin
Mildred Darton


If you would like to be considered for a position as an officer of the branch or a member of the Executive Committee, your Consent Form must be received no later than September 26th to the branch secretary, Maxine Rabb-Brandon, either by email or by mail to the branch (address on the form). To be eligible, you must have been a member of the branch in good standing since May 1st of 2020.

Thank You Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Thank you to Amarillo Enterprise Rent-a-Car

The Amarillo Branch NAACP would like to thank Enterprise Rent-a-Car for their support with a generous donation of $1000.

Representing Enterprise Rent-a-Car is Area Rental Manager, Tim Foster and Branch Manager David Garcia.

Representing Amarillo NAACP is President Floyd Anthony, Treasurer Freda Powell and Executive Committee Member, Jerri Glover.