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NEW YORK  – Candidates for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election will participate in the National Urban League Conference later this month, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

The candidates will share their visions for saving our cities on Friday, July 31, during a session entitled “Off To The Races:  The 2016 Presidential Candidates’ Plenary.”

“As we convene in Florida to deliberate solutions to the economic and social challenges our cities are facing, it’s vital that those contending for the highest office in the land be part of that conversation,” National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial said.

The candidates’ plenary will take place on the second full day of the Conference themed “Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs + Justice.”

“Our focus was inspired was by a year that saw little accountability for law enforcement responsible for killing unarmed Black men, teenagers and children; a continual assault on voting rights; widening economic inequality gaps; and an increasingly partisan education debate far more rooted in political agendas than in putting our children first,” Morial said.

The four-day event at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center features empowering sessions and workshops presented by political, business, and entertainment leaders and influencers on topics including education, business, the economy, health, and justice.  The N.U.L. Experience Expo Hall includes exhibits, entertainment, a Volunteer Zone, Health Zone, and chances to win exciting prizes.  The Conference also will present a Career & Networking Fair, a One-Day Entrepreneurship Summit and a Young Professionals Summit.

The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. Today, the National Urban League has 95 affiliates serving 300 communities, in 35 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide.

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