Emergency Resolutions

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I. CIVIL RIGHTS

1. Denouncing Racist Mexican Stamps

...THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NAACP calls on the Mexican Government to immediately cease and desist from printing and distributing any further stamps; and,

...THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the NAACP will encourage Latino and Hispanic groups to encourage Mexican government officials to use discretion and sensitivity in their official business; and,

...THEREFORE BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the NAACP denounces the Mexican stamp and any other remnants of degrading images of buffoonery against African Americans or any other minority groups.

2. NAACP Resolution Supporting Continued Sovereignty and Federal Recognition of the Schaghticoke and Eastern Pequot Tribal Nations

...THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NAACP will continue to support all legitimate claims for Native American federal recognition in general, including the Schaghticokes and Eastern Pequot's Tribal Nations. The NAACP will vigorously oppose, through legislation, public rallies and court action, any and all attempts to discriminate against Native Americans in the federal recognition process; and

...BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the NAACP reaffirms its support of the federal recognition for Native Americans given at the 1993 and 2003 Conventions and urge the State of Connecticut to honor the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation's and the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation's sovereignty and federal recognition; and

...BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that all NAACP units continue to work with Native American tribes as they seek federal recognition through administrative and legal processes.

II. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

1. Defending Affirmative Action

...THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NAACP affirms its support for the work of the Michigan State Conference and its units to reject any and all attempts to amend the Michigan Constitution to end Affirmative Action; and

...THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the NAACP supports the efforts of civil rights groups and progressive organizations in Michigan to mobilize supporters to attend the July 19 hearing and urges representatives of the Michigan State Conference and all affected Michigan units and their members to present testimony at said hearing and sign affidavits if they signed a petition for MCRI obtained through fraudulent and deceptive means; and

...BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the NAACP will work to identify resources in Michigan and all state conferences to defend Affirmative Action and to defeat such deceitful and fraudulent proposals like MCRI wherever and whenever they occur in our nation.

III. FOREIGN AFFAIRS

1. Calling Upon President Bush to Strengthen the United States Involvement in Haiti

...THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NAACP calls on President Bush to take a stronger leadership role in helping to stabilize Haiti by sending U.S. troops of Haitian descent to support the Haitian National Police; and

...BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the NAACP calls on national, racial and ethnic minority, legal and law enforcement associations to provide technical, legal and law enforcement services and training to assist in strengthening and improving the Haitian Justice System; and

...BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the NAACP calls on President Bush to provide adequate funding to empower and train the Haitian National Police, to support the Haitian Judiciary and to support economic development, while supporting Haitian sovereignty; and

...BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the NAACP calls on the United States to improve its Haitian Immigration policy by passing the Haitian Compassion Act, introduced by Congressman Alcee Hastings, which would provide Temporary Protected Status against deportation for Haitian citizens living in the United States.

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