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Call for NABJ Constitutional Amendments Deadline
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When: Thursday, Feb. 1, 2108
Contact: Veronique Dodson

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Call for NABJ Constitutional Amendments

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dear NABJ Members:

Proposed amendments to the NABJ Constitution, the association's chief governing document, must be submitted no later than Thursday, February 1, 2018. This period covers six months prior to the start of the 2018 national convention in Detroit on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

In accordance with Chapter 6, Article 1, of the NABJ Constitution, amendments may be proposed by affiliated chapters, regions, the Board of Directors or any lifetime, professional, emerging, alumni, and academicmember in good standing.

Proposed constitutional amendments must be submitted in writing. Proposals may be sent via email to, faxed to 301-314-1714 or sent by mail to:

Constitutional Amendments
National Association of Black Journalists
1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3100
College Park, MD 20742.

Proposals should specify the Article and Section that would be amended, the rationale for the change, and any fiscal impact in writing to Veronique Dodson in the NABJ national office by 5 p.m. (EST), Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Proposals must be reviewed by the Constitution and Operating Procedures Committee and approved by a majority of the Board of Directors before they are submitted to the membership.

The membership will be informed of any proposed amendments up for consideration in June 2018.

Lifetime, professional, emerging, alumni, or academic members may vote on the proposed amendments during the election cycle set by the Board of Directors.

For questions regarding amendment proposals, please call the national office at 301-405-0248 or contact NABJ Parliamentarian Dave Jordan at


NABJ Constitution & Bylaws Committee

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