WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the NAACP for all Units to follow NAACP policies and procedures; and
WHEREAS, on occasion, there are units and officers who violate the Bylaws for Units of the NAACP by filing lawsuits without written authorization from the President and CEO and the General Counsel; and
WHEREAS, on occasion, there are units and officers who have rallies, marches, demonstrations, and protests without written authorization from the President and CEO; and
WHEREAS, on occasion, there are members who file lawsuits, or sign on to amicus briefs against the National Office, units, unit officers, and members without pursuing remedies within the framework of the Association thereby frustrating the NAACP's mission, diverting NAACP resources, and tarnishing the reputation of the NAACP.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Article VI, Section 1 of the Bylaws for Units shall be amended to add the following clause:
(d) All Unit Officers, Executive Committee members, and Executive Directors must attend annual mandatory training conducted by the National Office. The training sessions shall include but not limited to legal redress training, financial training, Unit elections training, and other necessary training. Failure to attend annual mandatory training may result in disciplinary action under Article X of the Bylaws for Units of the NAACP.