TODAY: Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson & Martin Luther King III to Speak at NAACP’s National Convention

Speakers to address topics including March on Washington, Voting Rights, and Racial Profiling

Rev. Al Sharpton; Martin Luther King, III; Jesse Jackson, Sr.; The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Shultz, Chair of the Democratic National Committee; Hilary Shelton; NAACP Sr. Vice President for Advocacy & Policy; Barbara Arnwine; President & Executive Director of the national Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Wade Henderson, President of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Elaine Jones, former NAACP LDF Director-Counsel and President; Derrick Johnson, NAACP Mississippi State Conference President

In the final plenary session of the NAACP 104th National Convention, national leaders will provide comment on key civil rights issues facing our nation.

In a panel, Jesse Jackson, Sr., Barbara Arnwine, Elaine Jones and Wade Henderson will discuss the Voting Rights Act and ways to ensure all voters remain protected after the Shelby decision.

Additionally, Martin Luther King, III and Rev. Al Sharpton will offer remarks about the upcoming March on Washington.

Attendees will also here from DNC Chairman and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz.

Wednesday July 17th 9:30am
W A4, Orange County Convention Center

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Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities.  You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our five “Game Changer” issue areas here

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