**MEDIA ALERT**     1 P.M. ? Sept. 13     NAACP ISSUES ANNUAL CORPORATE REPORT CARDS

MARKING HOW BIG BUSINESS RELATES TO AFRICAN AMERICAN CONSUMERS

 

NAACP National Board of Directors Chairman Julian Bond; NAACP Interim President & CEO Dennis Courtland Hayes

WHAT:           Announcement of annual ‘business report card’ results; release of 2007 edition of the NAACP Consumer Choice Guide and the new Diversity Best Practices Guide, part of the Association’s Economic Reciprocity Initiative (ERI). In 1996, the NAACP launched the ERI as a sustained consumer movement to measure corporate America’s financial relationship with the African American community. Since then, the ERI has expanded its scope and has continued to annually highlight diversity efforts made in lodging, telecommunications, financial services, general merchandising and automotive industries.

 WHERE:      National Press Club --Lisagor Room; 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20045

WHEN:          Thursday, Sept. 13 - 1 p.m.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization.  Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

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