2018 NAACP Resolutions


It is once again that time for us to begin thinking about the resolutions process which culminates at our annual convention in July, where resolutions are considered by the full body of Delegates prior to final ratification by the National Board of Directors at its October 2018 meeting.  Attached, for your information, is the Instructions Guide for Units on how to submit a resolution.  Please take a few minutes to review this guide, as it also contains a sample resolution and guidelines as to what is required to ensure that your resolution will be received by the Resolutions committee prior to being submitted to our convention delegates for consideration.


Please note that hard copies (not fax copies nor electronic copies) of all resolutions must be received by the President and CEO in his office in the National Headquarters Building of the NAACP in Baltimore, Maryland, no later than close of business, 5:30 p.m. eastern time, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.      The specific address to mail the resolution(s) to is:

President Derrick Johnson
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD  21215

Although it is not required, I would strongly recommend that all resolutions be sent via Certified Mail or some other process in which you can receive a return receipt with the signature of the individual who received the resolution (s).

Download the Guide here

I hope that this instruction guide is helpful.  Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Hilary O. Shelton
Director, NAACP Washington Bureau & Senior VP for Policy and Advocacy
(202) 463-2940