Advisory: NAACP, Gov. O’Malley & Civil Rights Groups to Make Announcement on Death Penalty Today

WHO:
National NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous; Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley;  U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings;  Maryland NAACP State Conference President Gerald Stansbury; Maryland clergy, legislators and activists.

WHAT:
NAACP leaders will join with Gov. Martin O'Malley, Rep. Elijah Cummings, leaders of other civil rights and human rights organizations, as well as Maryland clergy, legislators and activists, to call for ending the death penalty in the state of Maryland. A press conference will be held at Lawyer’s Mall outside the Maryland State House on Tuesday, January 15th at noon.

The NAACP has made abolishing capital punishment in Maryland a national priority and is working with several other organizations in the state.

WHEN/WHERE:
Tuesday, January 15, 12:00 noon

Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Room,
Miller Senate Building
Annapolis, MD 21401

To Listen in By Phone
Call in #: 866-508-2264 Passcode: 2127510

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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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