Purpose of The National Convention
The Annual Convention of the Association shall establish policies and programs of action for the ensuing year. all actions of the Convention on questions of policy and programs, which are not contrary to the Constitution, shall be binding on the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the Officers and all Units, except as hereinafter provided. No resolution for change of policy or program of action shall be in order unless it shall have been favorably voted upon at regular legislative meetings of a Unit in good standing, or has been submitted by the President and CEO. The resolutions for policy or program change must be certified by the President and Secretary of the Unit, and received by the President and CEO in the National Office by May 1st annually. The Convention shall act on all such proposed program or policy changes during its Legislative Sessions.
The organization has confirmed that republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will address the annual NAACP convention on July 1 . Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP’s Washington Bureau and senior vice president for policy and advocacy, told The Huffington Post the NAACP is “delighted” that Romney has accepted its invitation to speak before the group’s full body of delegates.