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Hillary Clinton to return to Ohio for NAACP Convention

Posted: 6:19 PM, Jul 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-11 17:01:58Z

CINCINNATI — Three weeks to the day after her campaign stop under the packed rotunda of Union Terminal, Hillary Clinton will return to the Queen City July 18 to speak before attendees at the 107th Annual NAACP Convention at the Duke Energy Center.

“In every presidential election, we invite each of the candidates to address our convention, and we are delighted to have Secretary Clinton join us,” said NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock in a news release. “Secretary Clinton will have the opportunity to address a gathering of dedicated activists and advocates from across the nation.”

ABC News digital journalist Liz Kreutz , who has followed Clinton throughout her campaign, broke the news in the late afternoon July 6, but later retracted that report.

“In these violent and horrifying times, when a new generation is waking to call for police accountability, economic and educational equality and protecting the right to vote for all people, this election marks a significant moral moment for America,” said NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks in a news release. “We look forward to hearing Secretary Clinton’s priorities and plan to advance our issues of social justice.”

At the convention, members from the organization’s 2,200 branches and conferences will hold sessions on local activism, debate and adopt new policy for the organization, and welcome new youth and college leaders joining the movement.

The rumors of Clinton's return to Cincinnati came little more than a week after Clinton visited Union Terminal for a campaign event, accompanied by Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Clinton delivered that speech a day after a private fundraising event at the home of Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, a longtime, vocal Clinton supporter.

 

The organization tapped the Queen City for this year’s convention in late 2014, which will take place at the same time as Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where Clinton’s rival and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is expected to accept the party’s nomination for president.

Cincinnati also hosted the NAACP gathering in 2008, when then-presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain both visited to address attendees.

For more information and a full schedule of events for the 107th NAACP Convention in Cincinnati, please visit their website here .