Vice President Joe Biden to Address NAACP Convention
7/9/2012, 11:07 a.m.
Scheduled to Deliver Keynote Address Morning of Thursday, July 12
Vice President Joe Biden will address the 103rd NAACP Annual Convention in Houston, Texas, on Thursday, July 12.
Biden will keynote the convention's final plenary session, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CDT) at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
"We welcome Vice President Biden to address our membership in Houston next week," said NAACP Chairwoman Roslyn M. Brock. "The vice president is a longtime friend to the NAACP. He has been a strong advocate for justice and equality over his decades of service in the Senate and the White House."
This is the first time Biden will address the NAACP's convention as vice president. The NAACP values the opportunity to hear from elected officials and candidates for public office.
"We are honored to welcome Vice President Joe Biden to our convention," said NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. "This is an important election year and communities of color will play a huge role in deciding the outcome in any number of races across the country. As such, we are pleased that both major political parties will be represented at this year's convention."
This year's convention will run from July 7 - July 12 under the theme "Your Power, Your Decision - VOTE". The gathering will build on the association's voter engagement and empowerment initiatives, with advocacy workshops on a myriad of vital issues, including civic engagement, health care, criminal justice, and climate justice.
More information about the 103rd NAACP Annual Convention is available here: http://www.naacp.org/pages/convention.