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NABJ President Appoints 15 Members to Special Constitutional Commission

Monday, August 26, 2013   (0 Comments)
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NABJ President Appoints 15 Members to Special Constitutional Commission

WASHINGTON, DC (August 26, 2013) – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is proud to announce the creation of the Special Constitutional Commission that will examine NABJ’s primary governing document and recommend changes aimed at guiding the association into the future.

On Thursday, August 22, 2013, NABJ President Bob Butler appointed NABJ Founder Allison Davis and Past President Herbert Lowe to lead the commission. The appointed commission also includes three other members of the Founders Task Force: Joe Davidson, Paula Madison, and Bryan Monroe; five members of the Council of Presidents: Barbara Ciara, Duchesne Drew, Sarah Glover, Marvin Hurst, and Alexis Rogers; and five at-large members: NABJ Secretary Corey Dade, Cherri Gregg, Wesley Lowery, Doug Mitchell, and Kim Roberts-Hedgepeth. NABJ Parliamentarian Cindy George will serve as liaison to the NABJ Board of Directors.

The Commission was created by a motion passed at the 2013 Convention Business Meeting in Orlando, Florida. NABJ membership directed that the Commission’s members be selected within 30 days afterward and then release a report on Commission activities by the end of 2013. President Butler has pledged to seek out voices and input from all sectors of NABJ membership.

The Commission will also review the Board of Directors’ operating procedures in addition to the constitution. Any suggested constitutional changes are required to be adopted by membership via a special election at the 2014 Convention and Career Fair in Boston, MA.

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An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. For more information, please visit www.nabj.org.

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