The ASA devises and distributes resolutions regarding ongoing issues outside of the association. Below is a description of and link to each ASA resolution in PDF format.
The Radford University Resolution an address made by former ASA President Carol Baugh, was given to the Radford University Appalachian Studies Department in March of 2008. This resolution expresses support for the RU Appalachian Studies Dept.in light of the University’s efforts to downsize its Appalachian Studies program.
The Memorandum of Understanding an agreement between the ASA and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), was entered into on 23 July 2009 for the purpose of “seek[ing] opportunities to collaborate in activities and take actions to benefit the Appalachian people, their region, and their communities.”
The Letter of Protest was written by former ASA President Gordon McKinney in February 2003, in response to CBS wanting to air a show called “The Real Beverly Hillbillies,” a series which the ASA felt would exploit people in the Appalachian region.
The Resolution in Support of ARC's Use of Funds was printed in issue 3.1 of Appalink in May 1979. It applauds the efforts of the Appalachian Regional Commission to use funding for the support of local grassroots organizations.