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Rev. Sharpton & NAN to Convene Congressional Leaders, 2020 Presidential Candidates & National Civil Rights Advocates for Annual Legislative Conference

Nov 12, 2019

WASHINGTON — National Action Network (NAN), the civil rights organization founded by Rev. Al Sharpton, will hold its annual legislative conference next Thursday to discuss strategies for progress on the civil rights agenda going into an urgent election year. Speakers will include Sharpton, leading elected officials, civil rights advocates and prominent allies as NAN brings together some of the most committed advocates and change-makers to address the civil rights’ community’s most pressing policy challenges.


Thursday, November 14
9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.


902 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20002


9:30 amCongresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN)
9:40 amCongresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)
9:50 amCongresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)
10:00 amCongresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX)
10:10 amAction & Authority Awards Presentation
10:20 amCongressman Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)
10:30 amSenator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
10:40 amCongresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL)
11:00 amCongressman Hank Johnson (D-GA)
11:20 amCongressman Al Green (D-TX)
11:30 amSenator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
11:40 amSenator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
11:50 amDemocratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
12:10 pmSenator Gary Peters (D-MI)
12:20 pmCongresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
12:30 pmSenator Mark Warner (D-VA)
12:35 pmCongresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY)
12:40 pmSenator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
12:45 pmSenate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
12:50 pmSenator Mark Warner (D-VA)
1:00 pmCongressman Lacy Clay (D-MO)
1:05 pmHouse Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
1:20 pm2020 Census Panel
2:15 pmSenator Tim Scott (R-SC)