On 2-26-2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H. J. Res 46, a resolution to reject and nullify President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency so he could shift as much as $6.7 billion of previously appropriated monies away from their intended recipients and used instead to build a wall along the southern border of the United States. The resolution passed by a margin of 245 yeas to 182 nays.
Then, on Thursday, 3-14-2019, the U.S. Senate passed the same resolution by a margin of 59 yeas to 41 nays. 25 hours after the Senate action, on 3-15-2019, President Trump vetoed the bill. The House will hold a vote on overriding the veto on March 26, 2019, and we need to work very hard between ow and then to see that this veto is overridden.
To review the concerns and actions of the NAACP on this matter, as well as to learn how you can advocate, please review the attached Action Alert and take Fast Action here.