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Tornado Disaster Site Visit
Press Statement March 31, 2023

NAACP Joins President Biden at Disaster Sites in Mississippi

Tornado Disaster Site Visit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 31, 2023

Contact: Jonah Bryson, jbryson@naacpnet.org

WASHINGTONNAACP President & CEO, Derrick Johnson released this statement in response to the disastrous tornado storms that ravaged through predominantly Black cities in Mississippi: 

"Citizens of Mississippi have faced insurmountable obstacles within the past year. The devastation felt as a result of loss of life and resources throughout the impacted areas of Mississippi is truly tragic. And in this most recent environmental disaster, it's more imperative than ever that residents get the support they need. 

We're grateful to President Biden, FEMA, and the entire Biden-Harris Administration for visiting Rolling Fork today. We must ensure that this community is built back better than before."

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