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Economic Reciprocity and Self Determination Through Base Reuse Closure

WHEREAS, the military closures of those bases impacted the local economies in the cities where those bases were located; and

WHEREAS, African American are disproportionately impacted economically.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People use all of its influence to ensure that in the aftermath of base closures African Americans communities are included in any plans for the future use of properties in such base closures.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the NAACP will urge the National Office to set up a business structure that will help the NAACP units to work in collaboration with communities where military bases have been closed to support African American Citizens and other individual people's ethnic groups impacted economically by base closures in order for the aforementioned people to secure some of land to create, business opportunity ties using the federal goals for MBE's; DBE's and EBE's to promote greater economic self-sufficiency.