Harris to offer keynote speech at NAACP Convention

By Chris Van Buskirk

Boston Herald

Published: 07-13-2023 8:03 PM

Vice President Kamala Harris plans to travel to Boston later this month to address the NAACP’s national convention scheduled to take place in the Seaport, the White House said Thursday morning.

The convention is “one of the few places” where Americans can engage with some of the nation’s most influential voices, said NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson. The week-long convention is scheduled to run from July 26 to Aug. 2 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

“I am confident that Vice President Harris’ presence at convention will further motivate our members and supporters’ continued fight for racial justice across all 50 states,” Johnson said in a statement. “We look forward to hearing from the Vice President on how the administration is enacting its commitment to addressing the issues that are top-of-mind for Black America.”

The White House said Harris plans to address the conference on July 29 as part of a multi-day “whirlwind” trip where she is scheduled to attend multiple conventions and conferences. Harris also plans stops in Chicago on July 16, July 24, and Aug. 1; in Indianapolis on July 20; and in Orlando on Aug. 1, according to the White House.

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