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The A. Philip Randolph Institute hosts Town Hall Meeting and Live Broadcast on Sirius XM Satellite Radio Addressing Importance of the Black Vote

August 1, 2012

Speakers include: Clayola Brown, Julian Bond, Randi Weingarten, Bill Duke, Danny Glover, Joe “Black Eagle” Madison, Roland Martin and U.S. Reps. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), Corinne Brown (D-FL), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The A. Philip Randolph Institute will host a reception and town hall meeting on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at the Capital Hilton Hotel, to kick-off the National Education Conference of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI), one of the foremost national organizations of African American trade unionists. Over 500 activists from across the country will convene in the nation’s capital for the “Feel the Power…Fight for the Power…VOTE!” conference which will take on the growing, coordinated effort to suppress voting in communities of color; plans to increase black voter turnout; strategies to narrow health care disparities, and expansion of social and economic justice in the African American community. The Conference will conclude on Sunday, August 5(th).

All events are open to the press.

What: Reception Commemorating 100(th) birthday of APRI co-founder Bayard Rustin
Town Hall Meeting on Importance of the Black Vote, broadcast live by Sirius XM Satellite Radio

Where: Howard Theater, 620 T Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

When: Wednesday, August 1

TIME: 6:00 p.m. (Reception) and 7:30 p.m. Town Hall Meeting

Who: Chairman Emeritus NAACP, Julian Bond; President APRI, Clayola Brown; Actor/Humanitarian, Bill Duke; U.S. Reps. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), Corinne Brown (D-FL), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS); Actor/Activist Danny Glover; Sirius/XM Radio Talk Show Host, Joe “Black Eagle” Madison; President, American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten; Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO, Arlene Holt Baker; Editor, Michael Long; Executive and Archivist, Bayard Rustin Estate, Walter Naegle; Journalist, National Syndicated Columnist, TVOne Commentator and CNN Analyst, Roland Martin and other social justice leaders.

SOURCE A. Philip Randolph Institute

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