"RE CEASE AND DESIST"
PENNSYLVANIA STATE CONFERENCE PO Box 29740 Philadelphia, PA 19119 215-848-0200 CERTIFIED MAIL AND RETURN RECEIPT February 18, 2009 Michael Meachem 227 The Glen Tamiment, Pa 18371 RE: CEASE AND DESIST Dear Mr. Meachem: It has come to the attention of the NAACP Pennsylvania Statewide Conference that you have been falsely identifying yourself as a current member of the NAACP and the President of either the Northeastern Branch and/or the Pike County Branch. Also in this regard, you have been the subject of newspaper articles in your area, where you have been quoted as referring to your NAACP branch as an ‘Obama Branch’. Our investigation has revealed that you are not a current member of any NAACP unit in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and that your membership expired in 2006. Your previous membership was attached to unit 2275, which is the Monroe County NAACP unit. It is also my understanding that Ms. Bonita Crowe, Eastern Region Sectional Director, has communicated with you and informed you to discontinue your misrepresentation, that there is a Pike County NAACP branch under your leadership. Ylvonne Gonzalez is the President of the Monroe County NAACP unit, which is one of our most active NAACP units in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ms. Bonita Crowe, and I have been intimately involved in the community based programs instituted and designed by the Monroe County unit which have benefited an entire community. Pike County as the neighboring County to Monroe County does not have a chartered NAACP unit. Mr. Meachem, your unauthorized and knowingly false misrepresentation as a Pennsylvania NAACP unit has caused irreparable harm, therefore I am directing you to ‘CEASE AND DESIST’ any and all representation both private and public that you are a member of, or the President of, a duly chartered NAACP unit. I trust you understand that continuing misrepresentations, subjects the Pennsylvania Statewide Conference and the National NAACP to legal liability. There is a procedure you must follow in order to become a chartered NAACP unit and in the event that is your intent, you must proceed within the guidelines implemented by the NAACP. However, it is incumbent upon me to be as clear as possible. ‘CEASE AND DESIST’ ANY AND ALL ACTIVITIES IN THE NAME OF THE NAACP, ‘IMMEDIATELY’. If you need to contact me directly, my email address is LRWheeler3@aol.com and my business number is 484-461-8715. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Yours truly, Lacy R. Wheeler III, Esquire Legal Redress Pennsylvania Statewide Conference Cc: J. Whatt Mondesire, President Pennsylvania Statewide Conference Bonita Crowe, Eastern Regional Sectional Director Pennsylvania Statewide Conference Ylvonne Gonzalez, President Monroe County Membership Department National NAACP