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Dubuque NAACP looking for new members

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

There's a shortage of members for one Dubuque organization. The NAACP is in need of some new faces to meet the 50 member requirement. Right now, they have 30 members.

Tuesday the group met at the Multicultural Family Center to talk about a membership drive. For 23 years the branch has promoted social justice and racial harmony. They sponsor an annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., an essay competition, and education opportunities. Unless the group adds more members is will be shutdown by the national organization.

"It's people of all colors. And we just fight for the rights of justice of people. And so we want to keep discrimination out of our community," Treasurer Kathy Sutton said.

Membership is $30 for adults, $15 for youth. All you have to do is send the money to P.O box 1012 Dubuque, Iowa. 52004.

The group hopes to eventually attract businesses and individuals to sponsor scholarships for people who can't afford annual dues.

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