H.Con.Res. 35: Honoring and praising the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on the occasion of its 100th anniversary

H.Con.Res. 35

Honoring and praising the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on the occasion of its 100th anniversary

Sponsor
Rep. Al Green

Date
February 10, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

H.Con.Res. 35 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House under a motion to suspend the rules. This resolution was introduced by Representative Al Green (D-TX) on January 28, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 35 resolves that the House of Representatives

  • "Recognizes the 100th anniversary of the historic founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; and
  • "Honors and praises the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on the occasion of its anniversary for its work to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all persons."

Background

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is an influential civil rights organization in the United States whose mission states that they were created "to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination." Furthermore, their stated objectives are the following:

  • To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens;
  • To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States;
  • To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes;
  • To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights;
  • To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination;
  • To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP's Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.