Support for Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams

The Maricopa County Branch NAACP expresses our strong support for Chief Williams. The Maricopa County
Branch NAACP (MCB-NAACP) believes Chief Williams is extremely qualified to continue to lead the Phoenix
Police Department as evident by her willingness to cooperate and embrace the Department of Justice (DOJ)
Investigation. Further, we understand that Chief Williams inherited some longstanding problems that she has been
diligently working to correct during her administration.
The MCB-NAACP request that Chief Williams receive the support of Mayor Gallego, The City Manager and City
Council to continue her work with the DOJ and lead the Phoenix Police Department.

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to those Fathers who show up for their families and those fathers who would like to show up for their families but are not able to because of a multitude of society constraints.

As we celebrate this historic weekend with the implementation of a federal Juneteenth Holiday; let us rejoice in that celebration and recognize all the fathers and father figures who have helped make this a reality for the country. Let us celebrate the fathers and father figures today because we realize the often-difficult struggle that men of color endure. Let us celebrate all the strong, resilient, and caring fathers and father figures who help fight for everyone’s freedom.

Dr. Karen Hardin, Ed.D., President

Statement on the Atlanta Mass Shooting

“Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere,” M.L. King, Jr.
The Maricopa County Branch NAACP aligns with the position of the NAACP National Office in condemning the recent and horrific violence against Asian American citizens. In light of this, let it be said that we support the dismantling of systematic and structural racism in all its forms.
The Maricopa County Branch stands in unity with any and all Americans who have and are experiencing hate crimes. The Maricopa County Branch NAACP denounces all incendiary rhetoric that creates division and disenfranchisement of all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, gender and/or class association or status.
The call to action is for us to stand in solidarity against those who separate us and perpetrate violence against others that denies them of their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Dr. Karen Hardin, President