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Social Action

NBLSA is committed to grassroots advocacy and engagement. NBLSA's social action initiatives for the 2013-2014 year include: working to end the school-to-prison pipeline, voter protection, and greater access to higher and professional education, including the issue of student loan debt. Throughout this year, NBLSA members will engage in grassroots and advocacy initiatives that focus on our core initiative. NBLSA members will partner with other advocacy organizations to bring consciousness, and give context to this year's social advocacy initiatives.

School-to-Prison Pipeline
NBLSA members will work to end the school-to-prison pipeline through mentorship. The 3-6-9 Mentoring Initiative is a national NBLSA advocacy mentorship program. NBLSA members will serve as mentors to youth in grades 3, 6, and 9. NBLSA mentors work will work to assist youth with reading comprehension and literacy, conflict resolution, and college preparation.

Voter Protection
NBLSA members will work with other national advocacy organizations in an effort to ensure voter protection. NBLSA members will work to ensure voter protection and education by bringing awareness to state laws that seek to suppress voters, including: the suspension of same day voting, voter identification laws, redistricting issues, and restrictive voter registration requirements. NBLSA members are encouraged to work to enhance relationships with state legislators in their respective regions, and work to promote voter protection.

Access to Higher Education and Student Loan Issues
NBSLA members will advocate for greater access to higher education and lower student loan rates. NBLSA members will advocate for lower student loan interest rates, and expanded financial aid opportunities for students at both collegiate and graduate levels.

For more information regarding social action initiatives, please email socialaction@nblsa.org.

IMAN FREEMAN
Mid-Atlantic Region Social Action Chair
mablsa.socialaction@nblsa.org

CANDACE MOORE
Midwest Region Social Action Chair
mwblsa.socialaction@nblsa.org

VACANT
Northeast Region Social Action Chair
neblsa.socialaction@nblsa.org

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JARED GAITHER
Rocky Mountain Region Social Action Chair
rmblsa.socialaction@nblsa.org

JAYDE COLEMAN
Southern Region
srblsa.socialaction@nblsa.org

VACANT
Western Region Social Action Chair
wrblsa.socialaction@nblsa.org

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Social Action Awards

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