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NAACP Supports Myriad of Federal Legislative Initiatives to Fight the Emergency of Global Disease and Extreme Poverty
The NAACP supports improvements and reforms in America's trade rules, the US commodity programs and strengthening US international food aid so people in poor countries can have the chance to earn their way out of poverty. These changes can be made in the reauthorization of the Farm Bill. Specifically, the NAACP is calling for changes to current policy to provide a transition for American farmers to alternative forms of support that are more beneficial and equitable arid do not distort trade in ways that fuel hunger and poverty in other countries, strengthen international food aid in ways that encourage local food security and increase international food aid to ensure the first Millennium Development Goal of reducing hunger by one-half is achieved by 2015.
Resolution in Support of Veterans Transitioning From the War in Iraq Afghanistan back into our Communities
The NAACP reaffirm its 2004 resolution to organize workshops to educate its members about the issues pertaining to all veterans, especially Black veterans, at each NAACP National Convention and State Conference Convention.
All Units of the NAACP take up the action alert in support of HR 1227 which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2007 and needs to pass the Senate in order for the majority of those displaced to exercise their right to return to their homes in the Gulf Coast Region.
NAACP Supports the Severance of the United States' Government Relations with the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Until Such Time as the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Restores Full Tribal Citizenship to the Cherokee Freedmen
The NAACP offers to facilitate a fair resolution to the claims of disenfranchised Cherokee Freedmen by means of education and fact finding to address the history and current impact of Cherokee Nation membership/citizenship and promote understanding of tribal sovereignty and the "trust responsibility" of the United States to Native Americans, strongly supports H.R 2824, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Dianne Watson (CA) and 11 of her Congressional colleagues requiring that the United States government sever all ties and financial support with the Cherokee nation of Oklahoma until the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma reverses its decision and once again recognizes the full rights of the Cherokee Freedmen, or Black Cherokees, and gives them full rights as members of the tribe.
Branch prison support committees, and where applicable, state conference prison project committees, monitor and report annually on the progress of the Task Force on Long Term Prisoners in its year end unit activity report.
The NAACP calls upon the Congress of the United States of America to enact legislation to restore prisoners' Pell Grant eligibility.
The NAACP launch a national Empowerment Campaign focused on addressing and eradicating poverty. The Empowerment Campaign will focus on these target areas: Family and Community Financial Empowerment, Educational Empowerment, Health Empowerment, Civic Engagement and Empowerment.
The NAACP calls on federal, state, and local policymakers to devise means of rewarding schools for decreasing dropout rates and increasing graduation rates for minority students;
The NAACP calls on HBCU's and other colleges of education nationwide to work with NAACP state conferences to develop a range of appropriate cultural competency development opportunities for teacher education students prior to graduation.
All students and especially, African-American students, will be able to read in their school history texts an accurate account of the contributions of African-Americans (in all fields of endeavor) to the settlement, growth and development of this country.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will educate communities on the impact of global warming as well as advocate for legislative policies at the local, state and federal level, and urge its international affairs department to promote policy as non-governmental organization (NGO) that aims to meaningfully reduce climate change which impacts communities of color.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hereby demands that the Congress of the United States of America with cooperation from other legislative bodies move expeditiously to identify solutions, enact laws, appropriate funds and set policy that will eradicate the blight of environmental racism across the nation.