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Members, allies and friends of the NAACP are invited to the Indiana State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Annual Legislative Day at the Capitol that will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, starting at 10 a.m. in the South Atrium of the Indiana Statehouse.

NAACP leaders will be advocating on behalf of legislation such as a Bias Crime Bill (Hate Crime) and Anti-Racial Profiling Bill. The event will feature remarks by Mr. Hilary O. Shelton, senior vice president of the NAACP Advocacy Committee and Policy and Director of the NAACP Washington Bureau. In this capacity, Shelton is responsible for advocating the federal public policy issue agenda of the oldest, largest and most widely recognized civil rights organization in the United States to the U.S. government. His government affairs portfolio includes crucial issues such as affirmative action, equal employment protection, access to quality education, stopping gun violence, ending racial profiling, abolition of the death penalty, access to comprehensive health care, voting rights protection, federal sentencing reform and a host of civil rights enforcement, expansion and protection issues. He will also update attendees on the first 100 days of the Congress.

Throughout the day, participants will be greeted by various state representatives. During the noon hour, lunch will be available at a nominal fee. This is the perfect opportunity to bring young people and teach them about making their voices heard.

For more information, visit the NAACP state website at IndianaSCNAACP.org or RSVP by calling (219) 614-4889.


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