(This post is a combination of the following 2 posts, with a bit of new information.)
From the Whirlpool employee Marcus Robinson's email which is circulating:
The State Commission of the NAACP and their national office has decided to undertake the reorganization [of] this chapter with a specific intention of revitaliz[ing] the leadership and membership body... contact Marcus Robinson, by cell 269.277.7711 or by inbox atwww.Facebook.com/4marcusrobinson
We urge any and all to contact Robinson with your views on this WP attempt to takeover the Benton Harbor NAACP and oust Rev. Pinkney from the position of president.
The Michigan NAACP has announced it will come to town on April 14 to hold a special election (to vote out Pinkney we suspect). Pinkney is currently president of the local BH chapter; elected by a very wide margin last August. Are you sitting down? Marcus Robinson is currently giving free NAACP memberships to those who promise to vote against Pinkney.
Pinkney has been involved in organizing a five day protest from May 23 to 27 when the PGA tournament will be held in Benton Harbor on land Whirlpool stole from the town's residents. It doesn't take an IQ of 200 to understand why there's an effort to oust him from NAACP-BH, and WP seems to be spearheading it.
Pinkney is initiating plans to file a lawsuit againt the NAACP and is looking for members to join the effort. He said the organization claims to fight for rights of voters, yet disenfranchises the voting rights of NAACP-BH members to please "the corporation."
He feels confident that there are many who will attest to the fact that the NAACP ignores many injustices against Blacks, and even encourages discrimination.
(Look this up: 2010 - NAACP V. Black Cigarettes smokers.)
Did Whirlpool and the PGA promise money to the NAACP to oust Pinkney? After many years of living in the shadow of this corporation and observing the racism and corruption, Pinkney believes the answer is "yes."
Rev. Martin Luther King refused to be involved with the NAACP; he was never a member.
Pinkney to Pinkney, blogtalkradio.com, 5-6pm EST
Please contact him to join the lawsuit.
occupythepga.wordpress.com, May 23-27 (big day - Sat. May 26)