Reverend Al Sharpton to Call on Presidential Candidates to Lay Out their Vision on Increasing Economic Opportunities, Improving Education, Criminal Justice Reform & Voting Rights at the National Urban League Conference—
For Immediate Release
July 30, 2015
Contact: Liz Kenigsberg/Dominic Hawkins
Reverend Al Sharpton to Call on Presidential Candidates to Lay Out their Vision on Increasing Economic Opportunities, Improving Education, Criminal Justice Reform & Voting Rights at the National Urban League Conference
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – In the wake of heightening bias and racial ugliness in the Presidential race, Reverend Al Sharpton will appeal to presidential candidates at the NUL conference to deal with substantive issues and repudiate diversions of bigotry, bias and ugliness, whether it’s referring to Mexicans as criminals or likening the Iran deal to the Holocaust, this language needs to be taken off the political landscape. As a former Presidential candidate, Reverend Sharpton will urge candidates to stop using diversions and soundbite and focus on substantive issues like economic opportunity, criminal justice and voting rights in the 50th anniversary year of the Voting Rights Act.
National civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton, President and founder of National Action Network
Rev. Al Sharpton will call on the 2016 candidates to lay out policies to address issues most important to African-American voters this election – economic opportunity, education, criminal justice reform, and voting rights.
Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Thursday, July 30 – 4 p.m.