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National Action Network to Convene Members of Congress, Administration Officials and Civil Rights Leaders for Legislative & Policy Conference on Capitol Hill
September 5, 2016 - September 7, 2016

National Action Network (NAN) will host its annual Legislative and Policy Conference on Capitol Hill this Tuesday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 7, which will lay out the organization’s policy agenda for 2017. Rev. Al Sharpton, President and Founder of National Action Network, said: “By taking the fight for our issues directly to the halls of Congress we are sending a clear message in this election year and into the future: we will not let voting rights be trampled on, we stand for equal protection under the law for everyone, and that the future of the Supreme Court matters. NAN has a long and proud history of taking the fight for justice from the streets across the country to the powers that-be in our nation’s capital – and we look forward to meeting with congressional leaders to convey our message.”

Who: Rev. Al Sharpton, President and Founder of National Action Network, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY); Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL); Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the incoming Democratic Leader; Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-CA); Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC); Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Chair, Congressional Black Caucus; Rep. André Carson (D-IN); Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Assistant Democratic Leader; Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY); Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY); Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL); Principal Deputy Assistant General Vanita Gupta, U.S. Department of Justice; Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser; Elroy Sailor, co-Founder of INSIGHT America; Nicole Austin-Hillery, Director and Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice; Dara Baldwin, Senior Policy Advisor, National Disability Rights Network (NDRN); Kirsten Clarke, President and Executive Director, The Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights; Dr. Nicol Lee Turner, Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC); and other NAN leaders.

What: National Action Network Legislative & Policy Conference



Tuesday, September 6:

Rayburn House Office Building

Gold Room 2168

Washington, DC 20515


Wednesday, September 7:

Russell Senate Building

Kennedy Caucus Room

Washington, DC 20002



Tuesday, September 6

9:00–9:15 am – Opening Remarks

9:15–9:25 am – Criminal Justice Briefing

9:30–9:40 am – Voting Rights Briefing

9:50–11:00 am – Policy Forum: Criminal Justice and Community Policing

2:00–3:00 pm – Policy Forum: The Gun Control Debate

Wednesday, September 7

9:00– 9:10 am – Opening Remarks

9:10–11:00 am – Policy Forum: What’s at Stake: Legislative Policy and Beyond

For more information, call NAN’s Washington DC Bureau at (202)293-3232


September 5, 2016
September 7, 2016


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