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REV. AL SHARPTON TO BE JOINED BY THE SISTER & DOMESTIC PARTNER / MOTHER OF AKAI KAREEM GURLEY’S DAUGHTER

Posted 11/21/2014

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** REV. AL SHARPTON TO BE JOINED BY THE SISTER & DOMESTIC PARTNER / MOTHER OF AKAI KAREEM GURLEY’S DAUGHTER—THE 28 YEAR OLD UNARMED MAN FATALLY SHOT BY POLICE IN EAST NEW YORK—AT TOMORROW’S NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) SATURDAY RALLY WHO: Rev. Al Sharpton, President, National Action Network Kimberly Michelle Ballinger, Domestic partner/Mother of…

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A MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK’S GENERAL COUNSEL & EVP, MICHAEL A. HARDY ON TAX ALLEGATIONS REGARDING REV. SHARPTON & NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK

Posted 11/21/2014

REV SHARPTON DOES NOT OWE ANY NEW TAXES.  ALL OF THE TAX LIENS RELATED TO SHARPTON’S FEDERAL & STATE INCOME TAXES ARE FOR MONIES OWED PRIOR TO 2009.  THERE ARE NO NEW TAXES.  SINCE 2009, REV. SHARPTON HAS BEEN CURRENT IN HIS STATE AND FEDERAL TAX FILINGS AND PAYMENTS.  REV. SHARPTON HAS AGREEMENTS WITH BOTH THE…

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STATEMENT FROM REV. AL SHARPTON & NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTION TO ADDRESS IMMIGRATION REFORM

Posted 11/20/2014

STATEMENT FROM REV. AL SHARPTON & NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTION TO ADDRESS IMMIGRATION REFORM   November 20, 2014 (Washington, D.C.)–National Action Network applauds President Obama’s swift executive action to address immigration reform within his legal authority. Our nation’s immigration system is broken and it is imperative to fix it in order to…

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REV. AL SHARPTON MET WITH SENATOR RAND PAUL THIS MORNING IN WASHINGTON, D.C. WHERE THEY DISCUSSED CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUES & MORE

Posted 11/20/2014

November 20, 2014 REV. AL SHARPTON MET WITH SENATOR RAND PAUL THIS MORNING IN WASHINGTON, D.C. WHERE THEY DISCUSSED CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUES & MORE  “We talked about his position on dealing with some criminal justice issues that I am concerned about. We also discussed mandatory sentencing that he and Senator Cory Booker are proposing. We…

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OVER 2/3rds OF BLACKS SAY REV. SHARPTON MOST IMPORTANT BLACK LEADER IN NEW YORK CITY

Posted 11/18/2014

OVER TWO-THIRDS OF BLACKS SAY REV. AL SHARPTON IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BLACK LEADER IN NEW YORK CITY & SUPPORT HIS INFLUENCE DESPITE OLD ATTACKS; SHARPTON FOCUSED ON FERGUSON & STATEN ISLAND   November 18, 2014 (New York, NY)–On the same day various reporters tried to mislead the public on criticisms based on issues that have…

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STATEMENT FROM REV. AL SHARPTON ON MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON’S PRESS CONFERENCE IN ST. LOUIS TODAY

Posted 11/11/2014

NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK Rev. Al Sharpton, President   November 11, 2014— STATEMENT FROM REV. AL SHARPTON ON MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON’S PRESS CONFERENCE IN ST. LOUIS TODAY  “The statements made today by Governor Nixon were disappointing, incomplete, and evasive, and omitted the central underlying issues in the case of Michael Brown. As I stated in…

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STATEMENT FROM REV. AL SHARPTON ON NEW MARIJUANA OFFENSE POLICIES IN NEW YORK CITY

Posted 11/10/2014

NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK Reverend Al Sharpton, President Monday, November 10, 2014 STATEMENT FROM REV. AL SHARPTON ON NEW MARIJUANA OFFENSE POLICIES IN NEW YORK CITY   “I support the announcement by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio regarding marijuana offense policies that will go in to effect on November 19, 2014.  In light of the…

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STATEMENT FROM REV. AL SHARPTON ON THE NOMINATION OF LORETTA LYNCH AS ATTORNEY GENERAL

Posted 11/7/2014

NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK Reverend Al Sharpton, President   Friday, November 7, 2014   STATEMENT FROM REV. AL SHARPTON ON THE NOMINATION OF LORETTA LYNCH AS ATTORNEY GENERAL   “The nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the new Attorney General of the United States is applaudable and deserving. She is an excellent and worthy choice to…

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Statement from Kirsten John Foy on D.A. Johnson Not Pursuing Charges in Javier Payne Case

Posted 11/7/2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014 STATEMENT FROM KIRSTEN JOHN FOY, NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK’S (NAN) NORTHEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR ON DISTRICT ATTORNEY JOHNSON’S DECISION TO NOT PURSUE CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST THE OFFICER WHO ALLEGEDLY TOSSED 14-YEAR-OLD JAVIER PAYNE THROUGH A WINDOW “We are very disappointed in the District Attorney’s decision not to pursue criminal charges against the officer responsible…

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STATEMENT FROM REV. AL SHARPTON ON THE APPOINTMENT OF BENJAMIN TUCKER AS NYPD FIRST DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

Posted 11/6/2014

NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK Reverend Al Sharpton, President Wednesday, November 5, 2014 STATEMENT FROM REV. AL SHARPTON ON THE APPOINTMENT OF BENJAMIN TUCKER AS NYPD FIRST DEPUTY COMMISSIONER “Today I met for an hour with President Obama along with four other civil rights leaders on his plans for his fourth quarter, which began today.  While entering the…

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