Tune In To The NAACP’s ‘State Of Our Union’ Event Tonight At 7:30pm

Via NAACP press release

As President Donald Trump prepares to make his first State of the Union Speech on Tuesday, many in the advocacy community – fueled by the President’s racism, detachment and disinterest – are using the customary Presidential address as an opportunity to host a separate event focused on having a real conversation on the politics of his first-year.

“We know what a racist nationalist agenda and president look like – we’ve had them before,” said Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO. “It’s clear from his tax giveaways to the wealthy and subsequent 13-million-dollar takeaway from healthcare to his failure to protect the vote and civil rights, that this President’s agenda represents nothing but pain and suffering for communities of color, the poor, women and immigrants. Most importantly, we know that what we do now on issues like protecting the vote and mobilizing for midterm elections will play a major role in what next year’s State of the Union will look like for us.”

“While Donald Trump touts the stock market as an example of America prospering, all is not well with our Union. Our discussion aims to put a spotlight on a variety of issues that are vital to our community, and that we are sure will be overlooked in his State of the Union address on Tuesday,” said event moderator Roland Martin.

Rather than bemoan the expected proliferation of half-truths and unfiltered rhetoric that President Trump’s State of the Union address is sure to project, President Johnson will join:

Melanie Campbell, President and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network
Dr. Greg Carr, Professor of Africana Studies, Howard University
Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director, National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Liz Copeland, President and Founder, Urban Conservative Project, Inc.
Joseline Garcia, President, United States Student Association
Tiffany Loftin, Senior Program Specialist in Community Advocacy and Partnership Engagement, National Education Association
Dr. William Spriggs, Professor of Economics, Howard University

The panelists will lead a heart-felt and real discussion on issues ranging from voter suppression, economics and jobs, judicial appointments, local elections and ballot initiatives at the historic Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, DC. The event will also be live-streamed on social media.

WATCH THE LIVE FEED HERE.

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