Advisory: NAACP Sends Delegation to the 21st Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Delegation will address the United Nations Human Rights Council on issues of felony disenfranchisement affecting nearly six million citizens in the United States.

Delegates will be available for interviews and other press requests from September 24-28, 2012.


Who:  
Lorraine Miller, Chair of the Advocacy and policy Committee of the National Board of Directors at the NAACP; Hilary Shelton, Vice President for Advocacy at the NAACP and Director to the NAACP Washington Bureau; Jotaka L. Eaddy, Special Assistant to the President & CEO and Senior Director for the Voting Rights Initiative at the NAACP; Kemba Smith Pradia, Founder and Executive Director at the Kemba Smith Foundation; Dennis Gaddy, Criminal Justice Chair for the North Carolina NAACP and Executive Director at the Community Success Initiative

What:
A seven-member delegation will address the United Nations Human Rights Council on issues of felony disenfranchisement currently affecting nearly six million citizens in the United States. In February, the NAACP sent its first delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council in the face of a mounting attack on voting rights in the United States. In the 21st Session the delegation, including two persons formally convicted of felonies who are still disenfranchised, will speak on several panels and address several members in leadership to gain support for voting rights and the re-enfranchisement of felony offenders in the United States.

For any press inquiries please call or email Jessica Neal at 202-559-9618 and jneal@naapnet.org.

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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