Friday, July 21, 2017

NAACP issues statement on Trump refusing invite to NAACP Convention

The NAACP issued the following statement after President Trump announced that he will not attend the NAACP’s 108th Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.

“It’s extremely unfortunate that during these pressing and urgent times, the President has chosen to turn his back on the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization – though I must admit, his refusal to attend our convention is not totally unexpected,” said Leon Russell, Board Chairman of the NAACP.

“As a nonpartisan civil rights organization, we’ve hosted President Obama, Clinton, Bush Jr., and Reagan, to name a few. This is a historic departure from past presidents’ engagements with the Association.

“During his campaign, President Trump asked us ‘what do you have to lose?’ This is the second time President Trump has refused an offer to speak at our annual convention. We get the message loud and clear. The President’s decision today underscores the harsh fact: we have lost – we’ve lost the will of the current Administration to listen to issues facing the Black community.

“The NAACP fights to make sure democracy is real for all communities. We fight to end racism, hatred and discrimination in the United States. Our branches fight for real issues like access to healthcare, a fair justice system, equal opportunity to education, an end to police brutality and the right to vote. When President Trump is ready to listen to us and the people we serve, we will be here. Until then, the NAACP will continue to strive for an America free from racism and continue to speak truth to power.”

Why Donald Trump refused to attend the NAACP Convention

5 comments:

Edith Peters said...

The NAACP is an honorable organization, #45 is not honorable! We're seeing this more and more every day! We need to take a stand and have him removed from this honorable position asap!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree, Predator In Chief

Anonymous said...

SORRY PRINTED NAACP. REWRITTING.

WHY IS THE NAACP NOT COMING TO GIVE SUPPORT TO PEOPLE HERE.
TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE BEINNING MURDERED AND IT SEEMS NO ONE CARES, ACCEPT THE LOVE ONE'S.

COPS MURDERING US,BLACKS MURDERING US.
WE NEED SOME SUPPORT FRO THE NAACP.
IT MIGHT GET THE TRUTH OUT AS TO WHAT'S BEINNING DONE AND WHAT'S NOT BEINNING DONE.
A WHITE LADY WAS MURDER ON THE DAN RYAN, MURDERER WAS FOUND.

BLACKS MURDERED ON THE STREETS IF CHUCAGO CAN'T FIND THE MURDERER.
SOUNDS STRANGE TO ME.

WITHOUT OUTSIDE HELP WE ARE DOOM TO MORE BLACJS BEUNNING MURDERED.

OPEN LETTER TO NAACP, WE NEED YIUR HELP TO FIND OUT WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON.

TO MANY MURDERS, ON ONE CAUGHT.

HELP NAACP CHICAGO'S BLACKS ARE WALKIBG AROUND WITH TARGETS ON US.

NO MORE NIGHT MURDERED' S DAY,AFTERNOON,NIHGT ANYTIME.

SEND SOMEONE TO FIND THE ANSWER WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR DECADES.

Anonymous said...

I would have never extended an invitation, he doesn't deserve a audience!

Marshall Hacker said...

History repeats. Reconstruction was working in favor of freed slaves and free people of color, but the reaction set in and reversed the process and it was like the entire Civil War was a total waste of time and lives.