Civil Rights Briefings for Presidential Candidates Begin Tuesday with Hillary Clinton
A series of briefings by historic civil rights organizations for presidential candidates begins on Tuesday, when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with the groups’ chief executives and millennial representatives at National Urban League headquarters.
All of the candidates have been invited, and future briefings will be announced in the coming weeks.
We will discuss on voting rights, urban poverty, unemployment, educational inequity and other topics addressed in the 21st Century Agenda for Jobs and Freedom, issued jointly by National Urban League, National Action Network, NAACP and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.
Joining me for this historic briefing will be:
Cornell Brooks, President and CEO, NAACP
Melanie Campbell, President and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
The Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President, National Action Network
Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Wade Henderson, President and CEO, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Benjamin L. Crump, President, National Bar Association