Candidates for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election will participate in the National Urban League Conference later this month, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
The candidates will share their visions for saving our cities on Friday, July 31, during a session entitled “Off To The Races: The 2016 Presidential Candidates’ Plenary.”
“As we convene in Florida to deliberate solutions to the economic and social challenges our cities are facing, it’s vital that those contending for the highest office in the land be part of that conversation,” National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial said.
The candidates’ plenary will take place on the second full day of the Conference themed “Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs + Justice.”
“Our focus was inspired by a year that saw little accountability for law enforcement responsible for killing unarmed Black men, teenagers and children; a continual assault on voting rights; widening economic inequality gaps; and an increasingly partisan education debate far more rooted in political agendas than in putting our children first,” Morial said.
Other featured speakers and honorees include:
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Susan L. Taylor, Ambassador Andrew Young, Rev. Al Sharpton, attorney Benjamin Crump, and president and CEO of the National Urban League, Marc Morial. The conference also features numerous luncheons, receptions and the closing Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Gala with a special tribute to the cast of SELMA. In addition, the N.U.L. Experience Expo Hall includes exciting exhibits, celebrity entertainment, a Health Zone, College Fair and chances to win big prizes. The Conference also will present a Career & Networking Fair, a One-Day Entrepreneurship Summit and the Young Professionals Summit. You do not want to miss this momentous event!