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Resolution

NAACP Redistricting Plans

WHEREAS, one of the NAACP's major objectives is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of all citizens; and

 

WHEREAS, in December 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau will deliver population counts to President Obama for redistricting; and

 

WHEREAS, the U.S. Census Bureau will deliver redistricting data to states in March 2011; and

 

WHEREAS, there has been a national pattern of racial gerrymandering to dilute the voting strength of African-Americans and other protected groups; and

 

WHEREAS, this resolution reaffirms the NAACP's 1991 Redistricting Resolution.

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that all NAACP units work to influence and prepare the development of alternate redistricting plans for state, county, congressional, city, school board elections, districts and other municipalities; and

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the NAACP will seek resources to provide adequate staffing and funding in order to provide technical assistance to units in their redistricting efforts.

Derrick Lewis - Youth & College Hero

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