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2 Aug 2019

NAACP president to Donald Trump — ‘We are more American than you ever could be,’ says politicians need to earn Black vote

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August 2, 2019 Category: Stateside Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: Nancy Pelosi delivering her speech to the NAACP Convention.

NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson delivered a galvanizing speech to members, delegates and supporters of the NAACP at the opening plenary session of the 110th National Convention. Focusing on the state of politics in the U.S., President Johnson reminded the crowd that Black Americans have always been at the forefront of social justice policy in this country.

Taking the stage just minutes after Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib — who alongside Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, and Ilhan Omar — was the subject of racist language from President Trump, Johnson said, “[They] are more American than he ever could be. No one can be more American than us.”

Johnson established that the NAACP Convention would be the place to set the Black agenda for the upcoming 2020 election. Ahead of a forum featuring ten 2020 presidential candidates, he remarked that the Black community would not respect those who pander for their vote, but rather those who worked for it and put forth equitable policies that are steeped in civil rights.

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Representative Rashida Tlaib in an interview with Mark Thompson (Photo credit: NAACP official website)

“This is where we set the Black agenda; this is where the voice of Black America will be heard,” he said. ” “Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, if you take the Black vote for granted,  we won’t vote for you.”

Prior to his remarks, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House addressed the delegation.

President Johnson’s speech also mentioned the strength of Black women, the commemoration of 400 years since the trans-Atlantic slave trade — for which the NAACP will journey to Ghana — and the new direction for the NAACP.

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