Campaigning on the platform, “A New Beginning,” Shirley Ginwright was elected president of the Fairfax County Branch of the NAACP. Ginwright pledged to increase membership, membership participation, civic engagement, and community involvement.
“I look forward to working with county leaders, school officials, clergy, and civic leaders on issues involving the civil rights of Fairfax County citizens. I hope to build relationships where we can work as a team and be proactive in addressing issues and finding solutions. The NAACP is an organization that represents all citizens, regardless of their race, nationality, and religion. Membership is open to everyone who supports the mission, goals and objectives of the organization. We have programs that are mandated by National NAACP and our focus is to help implement these programs such as HIV/AIDS awareness in the Black community and prison reform. Our members need to know what is going on and we will make it a priority to improve communication and work with the community,” Ginwright said,
Ginwright is a long-time civil rights activist. She was instrumental in the revitalization of Fairfax County Women in the NAACP (WIN) and resides in Mason Neck, Va.
Elected executive committee officers include Ralph Cooper Jr., first vice-president; Cynthia Colton, second vice-president; Michael Everett, secretary; and Muriel Brown, assistant treasurer.