FOLLOWING DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY ON DEMOCRACY, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS TO MEET WITH PRESIDENT BIDEN Gathering is in Keeping with President Biden’s Commitment to Consult with Racial Justice Community Media Briefing Immediately to Follow

Sep 02, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the face of American democracy’s most precarious moment since the Jim Crow era, an alarming rollback of civil rights, and persistent gaps in economic opportunity, the leaders of the nation’s most prominent civil rights organizations will meet with President Biden on Friday, September 2.

The meeting falls days after the civil rights leaders declared a state of emergency over the erosion of voting rights and the undermining of democracy in the United States.

Scheduled to attend are the leaders of the National Urban League, National Action Network (NAN), the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, NAACP, Legal Defense Fund, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Leadership Conference on Civil and HumanRights, and National Council of Negro Women (NCNW).

The meeting is scheduled to take place from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. The leaders will gather for a media briefing immediately following the meeting, just outside the West Wing’s north entrance.

WHAT: ​​Media briefing following Civil Rights Leaders’ meeting with President Biden

WHO:​​Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League
​​Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President, National Action Network
​​Melanie Campbell, President and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, ​​​and convener, Black Women’s Roundtable
​​Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP
​​Damon Hewitt, President and Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights ​​​Under Law
​​Janai Nelson, President and Director-Counsel, Legal Defense Fund
​​Maya Wiley, President and CEO, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
​​Dr. Thelma Thomas Daley, Chair, National Council of Negro Women

WHEN:​​Friday, September 2, 2:45pm (immediately following the meeting)

WHERE:​West Wing North Entrance