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Rev. Al Sharpton and NAN Inspires National Civil Rights Leaders and Key Elected Officials at the Annual Legislative Policy Conference

Nov 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (November 19, 2019) – Rev. Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) hosted the 2019 Legislative Policy Conference to roll out a strategic agenda for change-makers across the nation. A range of prominent Congressional and Senate leaders empowered attendees just in time for the 2020 Election, including Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, who touted her newly-unveiled historic criminal justice bill that same day. The annual conference convenes leaders and civil rights activists to create policy that can further the social justice agenda of all communities of color.

During the conference, key elected officials including Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries and Congressman Jerry Nadler discussed their efforts for the collective advancement of the civil rights movement in the country.

“The Annual Legislative Conference comes at a time where the current administration is continuously attempting to reverse the progress of the civil rights movement. Communities of color across this country needs the activism of our leaders and elected officials, who will be the effective agents of change that they are seeking. Their activism is critical and is needed now more than ever,” said Rev. Al Sharpton.

Rev. Al Sharpton listens as Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) speaks. (Photo Credit: Aaron J. Thornton)

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass) addresses the crowd. (Photo Credit: Aaron J. Thornton)

WASHINGTON, DC Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) addresses the room. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton)

Photo by Aaron J. Thornton