Media Advisory

NAACP to Host Virtual Town Hall Featuring Senator Mitt Romney

July 23, 2020

Washington D.C. (July 23, 2020) – NAACP will host a Virtual Town Hall featuring Senator Mitt Romney and NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson on Wednesday, July 29 at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT.

They will discuss the global public health crisis and social justice uprisings which have brought awareness to the ongoing disparities and systemic racism present throughout our nation. The conversation will be moderated by Journalist April Ryan and will provide an opportunity for audience questions.

All can participate in the hour-long program via interactive toll-free conference call or watch the livestream on the NAACP’s website at https://naacp.org/call-to-action-program/. To join via phone, dial (866) 757-0756 and to join the conversation on social media follow @NAACP.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear remarks from Senator Mitt Romney and Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP.

Media interested in covering this event can register by visiting, RSVP NOW. Please direct any media inquires to commmunications@naacpnet.org.

 

WHAT: Virtual Town Hall

WHERE: Participant Dial-in: (866) 757 0756 / naacp.org

WHEN: Wednesday, July 29 at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT.

WHO:

Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP

Mitt Romney, Senator (R-UT)

April Ryan, Journalist

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Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

NOTE: The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but separated in 1957 to become a completely separate entity. It is recognized as the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization and shares our commitment to equal rights.