July 15 ADVISORY: NAACP to Host Panel on Voting Rights with Local and State Government Officials

The NAACP Voting Rights Workshop will Focus on Voting Rights Moving Forward with NAACP LDF, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, and State Elected Officials
Voting Rights Workshop, July 15th, W 108, Orange County Convention Center

WHO: Clayola Brown, National President of the A. Philip Randolph Institute and NAACP Board Member; Jotaka Eaddy, NAACP Senior Director of Voting Rights and Senior Advisor to the President and CEO; Ryan Haygood, Director of the Political Participation Group of NAACP LDF; Honorable Helene Keeley, Delaware House of Representatives; Honorable Steve Benjamin, Mayor, City of Columbia South Carolina; Desmond Meade, President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

WHAT:  This session will focus on the proactive agenda needed to advance the right to vote in our nation. We know that in order to pass measures and reforms such as gun reform, education reform and others; we must elect into office candidates of our choice who share our priorities on key policy issues of importance to the NAACP. Key issues highlighted will include the continued attack on voting rights, it’s impact on our ability to affect policy changes, and movement to advance and expand democracy. 


WHERE: W 108, Orange County Convention Center

WHEN:   July 15, 2012
                2:30-5:30pm

For media credentials, please click here: http://www.naacp.org/page/s/press-registration-orlando

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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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