Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Moral Monday, January 24

With milder weather forecast for the 24th, we will gather as usual at 4pm for Moral Monday—and for an abbreviated version of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day program originally planned for last week.  We encourage participants to bring their own reflections or a favorite quote on the life and message of Dr. King as it applies to today’s world.  As a precaution against COVID, we encourage participants to wear masks and maintain social distancing.

Free Covid-19 home tests available

From the national NAACP:
COVID-19 has hit our community particularly hard and it is critical for us to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

This week, the Biden Administration launched a site offering free COVID-19 test kits. A total of four (4) tests will be shipped to eligible US addresses.

Given Omicron’s impact on the country and rising hospitalizations, it is critically important that individuals increase their capacity to test and know their status. We encourage everyone to take advantage of these kits and continue to engage in safe and hygienic practices.

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In Power,

Christy Ross
Director of Health and Wellbeing

Transylvania NAACP Seeks Volunteers

If you’re looking for a way to help our branch, here are a couple of needs we currently have. Interested? Email us at transnaacp@gmail.com!

Photographer on Moral Mondays: No need for a pro! Just help us document the people and feeling of Moral Mondays.

Fund raisers: As we move into out 2022 season, we’ll be ramping up our fundraising efforts. Please join in!

Newsletter: We could use another newsletter editor/writer!


What better time than now to contribute your energies to your Transylvania NAACP?

First of all, join us for our monthly meetings. All are welcome! 

As we enter a new era for our city, county, state and nation, we need your help! Now is the time when we can truly create change. Click here to join a committee.

All committees would appreciate new members and new energy. There are lots of plans afoot and lots of space for your ideas.

Here’s a listing a committees and a very basic idea of what they’re up to right now. All committees are meeting on Zoom for the time being.

Education: Addresses racial disparities in education, supports students and teachers of color, assist in education on racial issues. Chair is Sheila Mooney. Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. Contact: Roberta Miller, rmillerisme@gmail.com for the link.

Political Action: Coordinates local political actions, advocates with local, state and national lawmakers, partners with similar organizations in advocacy work. Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. on Zoom. Contact chair, Kathleen Barnes,  kathleen@kathleenbarnes.com for meeting link.

Religious Affairs: Brings a religious and spiritual tone to our work. Plans for this year include Time to Talk and Time to Listen series on some of the most contentious issues facing our community today and finding ways disparate communities can learn to communicate and find common ground. Meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. Chair is Rev. Carter Heyward. Contact: iscarhey@gmail.com for the meeting link.

Youth: Is still being organized. If you’d like to join, please contact us at transnaacp@gmail.com.

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President of the United States:

Joseph R. Biden (D): 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20500; 202-456-1111 www.whitehouse.gov/contact; E-mail through website.

U.S. Senate:

Sen. Richard Burr (R): 217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202-224-3154; 151 Patton Ave., Suite 204, Asheville, NC 28801; 828-350-2437. Email via Website: https://www.burr.senate.gov/ ;E-mail through website

Thom Tillis (R): 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; (202) 224-6342; 1 Historic Courthouse Square, Suite 112, Hendersonville, NC 28792 (828) 693-8750; Website: https://www.tillis.senate.gov/; E-mail through website

U.S. House of Representatives:

Madison Cawthorn (R): 102 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6401
Website: https://cawthorn.house.gov/contact/offices
E-mail: cawthorn.house.gov

NC Governor:

Roy Cooper (D): 20301 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-0301; (919) 814-2000; Website: http://governor.nc.gov/contact-governor-cooper; E-mail through website.

NC Senate:

Chuck Edwards (R-Hendersonville) 337 N. Main St., Hendersonville, NC 28792, (828) 214-5700, Website: http://www.chuckedwardsnc.com/

NC House of Representatives:

Jake Johnson (R-Polk), 300 N. Salisbury Street, 602Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Transylvania County Commission:

Jason Chappell (R): P.O. Box 521, Rosman, NC 28772; 828-862-6679 (H). Jason.Chappell@transylvaniacounty.org.
Jake Dalton (R): 101 South Broad Street, Brevard, NC 28712, 828-884-3100 jake.dalton@transylvaniacounty.org
David Guice (UNA): No address or phone available, David.Guice@transylvaniacounty.org
Larry Chapman (R): No address or phone available
Teresa McCall (R): no address or phone available

Transylvania County Board of Education:

Tawny McCoy (R-chair): 1564 Cashiers Valley Rd., Brevard, NC 28712; 828-884-5015 (H); tmccoy@tcsnc.org
Ron Kiviniemi (D): 28 Big Rock Rd., Pisgah Forest, NC 28768; (828) 884-4489; rkiviniemi@tcsnc.org
Courtney Domokur (R): 121 Rocky Hill Overlook Drive, Brevard, NC 28712; 330) 714-4414; cdomokur@tcsnc.org
Marty Griffin (D): P.O. Box 1023, Brevard, NC 28712; (828) 883-8707: martyg@tcsnc.org
Kimsey Jackson (R): 351 Windover Dr., Brevard, NC 28712
(828) 508-2540: kjackson@tcsnc.org

Brevard City Council:

Mayor Maureen Copelof: 828-862-5898:
Gary Daniel: Mayor Pro Tem:
Mac Morrow: 828-885-8444; mac.morrow@cityofbrevard.com
Maurice Jones: 828-883-3200; maurice.jones@cityofbrevard.com
Geraldine Dinkins: 828-884-2200
Aaron Baker: