A NOTE FROM PRESIDENT JOHNSON
This morning I tendered my resignation as President of the Georgia State Conference NAACP to Chairman Leon Russell and newly appointed President and CEO Derrick Johnson at the 108th NAACP National Convention in Baltimore.
Our nation is in crisis. This moment calls for every head, heart, and hand to engage the work of ensuring that all the promises of our democracy are fulfilled. The upcoming elections in 16 months carry consequences unlike any other mid-term in our lifetime. This election will either reinforce and sustain the path we’re on — or change it. I promise no one will work harder to turn this momentum for change into a reality.
In the coming days, I will make some announcements about our plans and ways we can work together to make Government of the people, for the people and by the people work for all Americans.
As I reflect over thirty (30) years of volunteer service as a Diamond Life Member, may the work I have done speak for me. It has been my honor to have served at every level from Youth Council; College Chapter; Adult Branch; the State Conference; and previously on the National Staff as the Southeast Regional Director. Membership is the life blood. Thank you to the delegates to 71st and 73rd State Conventions for the privilege of stewarding Georgia’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Special thanks to the cadre of freedom fighters, living and resting, who put their lives, fortunes, and honor on the line in service to call of justice.
Finally, by all measures, the Georgia State Conference NAACP is stronger, better positioned, and doing the hard work of confronting the realities of today’s volatile political, economic, and social climates. There is no substitute for doing the hard work. May God strengthen us all to love mercy, do justice and walk humbly.
P.S. - Now a much-needed vacation and then Meca, Thurgood, Langston and I will start on our next assignment!
Thank You for Your Leadership
Georgia NAACP President