President Joe Biden to Deliver Opening Remarks at NAN’s National Virtual Convention—
Plenary Addresses by Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi & United States Attorney General Merrick Garland to Immediately Follow President Biden’s Remarks
NEW YORK, NY (April 13, 2021) — Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton announced today that 46th President of the United States Joseph R. Biden will deliver opening remarks at this year’s National Action Network’s (NAN) National Convention on Wednesday, April 14th at 10:15 AM EST, joining the nation’s leading civil rights activists, elected officials, grassroots organizers, and other speakers examining the state of civil rights and racial equality in the United States. The President will commence the annual convention with a virtual address leading into a Plenary address by United States Attorney General Merrick Garland.
NAN’s Annual Convention is historically one of the largest civil rights conferences in the country and focuses on current pressing political issues facing Black and Brown communities. In the wake of one of the most challenging years in recent time because of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the racial climate, this year’s convention participants will address urgent issues, including the pandemic’s effect in communities of color, the rise of domestic terrorism across the nation, income inequality, voting rights, criminal justice reform, the education achievement gap, the impacts of climate change, and much more.”
President of the United States Joseph R. Biden
Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, Chuck Schumer
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi
United States Attorney General Merrick Garland
Reverend Al Sharpton, President and Founder, National Action Network
Wednesday, April 14th 10:15 AM EST
Members of the press can virtually attend the event here.
President Biden is currently serving as the 46th President of the United States after becoming the 47th Vice President of the United States under President Barack Obama and representing the state of Delaware for 36 years in the U.S. Senate. Merrick Garland is an American attorney and jurist serving as the 86th United States attorney general. He previously served as a United States circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.