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Action Speaks Louder: National Civil Rights Organization Sets Up Shop in Buffalo

Dec 03, 2012

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National Civil Rights Organization Sets Up Shop in Buffalo

BUFFALO, NEW YORK – Social Justice. Criminal Justice. Decency. Education. Anti-Violence. Voter Protection. These are the six pillars that fuel the organization that strives to hold America to its promise: that ALL men are created equal, and equality will reign from coast to coast. These are the pillars on which the National Action Network stands. With an influx of a slew of new politically conscious professional to the Western New York area, it only makes sense that the National Action Network find a home in the Queen City. Taking the charge of the National Action Network head-on, one of our newest Buffalonians has stepped up to the plate to ensure that NAN’s roots in Buffalo are set deeply. Enter: Rev. Gregory P. Nelson.

With Western New York identified as an area with a rich history in civil rights, the National Action Network has made its way to Buffalo to increase awareness of the modern civil rights agenda. “We are very excited to bring NAN to Buffalo,” said Rev. Gregory P. Nelson. “The fight for civil rights is an ongoing process, and Buffalo is full of the type of dedicated individuals that serve as the life source of NAN. We can’t wait to get started.” Rev. Nelson, a new resident of the city, formerly served as president of the Dover, Delaware chapter. He is currently the pastor of Delaine Waring AME Church.

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, the Buffalo Chapter of the National Action Network will host its first meeting to give an overview of the responsibilities of the organization in the community, and to identify those persons interested in membership. The meeting with be held at Delaine Waring AME Church, located at 680 Swan Street in Buffalo. The meeting is open to all those interested in learning more about the organization. Those interested in NAN are those who still believe in the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and membership is open to all persons and entities who want to continue to ensure that this nation lives up to its constitutional promises. With your help, the Dream can, and will, live on.

For more information on the Buffalo Chapter of the National Action Network, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Rev. Gregory P. Nelson at (716) 842-6747, or [email protected].


National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the nation, with chapters throughout the United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, National Action Network works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, national origin, and gender.