WHEREAS, an escalation of fuel costs is having a devastating impact on African Americans thereby widening the economic gap between American Americans and others; and
WHEREAS, an escalation of fuel cost for motor vehicles is at an all-time high; and
WHEREAS, no significant relief or substantive solutions to the current crisis have been suggested or put into action; and
WHEREAS, those relying on oil as a source for fuel will be devastated and in some cases unable to meet the challenge of the increasing cost; now
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP calls upon the President of the United States to issue an Executive Order of the highest priority for the nation to roll back fuel costs to the lowest levels in the year 2005; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the NAACP calls on US Congress for emergency legislation to halt the escalation of gasoline cost within the United States.