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Youth and College Division Takes Action to Prevent Gun Violence

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP Youth & College Division will declare a national state of emergency in an effort to bring attention to the alarming numbers of young African American victims of gun violence; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the NAACP Washington Bureau will develop a campaign toolkit and action alert that mobilizes youth units to advocate on the local, state, and federal levels for increased funding for youth workforce development programs, out-of-school time activities, mental health services; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the NAACP direct its youth units to host social media conversations and other programs to educate, empower and mobilize young people to advocate for sensible gun and community safety policies; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the NAACP adamantly oppose any proposals which have the potential to increase gun violence or may unnecessarily and disproportionately, criminalize African American youth or other youth of color.