BALTIMORE, MD — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will deliver the address at the NAACP’s 107th annual convention July 18 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The convention will take place from the 16th through the 20th under the theme “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count,” according to a release.
“In every presidential election, we invite each of the candidates to address our convention, and we are delighted to have Secretary Clinton join us,” said NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock in a prepared statement. “Secretary Clinton will have the opportunity to address a gathering of dedicated activists and advocates from across the nation, and we are proud to offer a chance for the candidates to speak about the major issues affecting civil rights today.”
At the convention, members from the organization’s 2,200 branches and conferences will hold sessions on local activism, debate and adopt new policy for the organization, and welcome new youth and college leaders joining the movement, the release noted.