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Ohio NAACP Unveils 2024 Legislative Priorities

(Columbus, OH)  – The Ohio State Conference of the NAACP hosted a Legislative Advocacy Day on Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the Ohio State Legislature.

The one-day event was held at the Ohio Statehouse and included members of the Ohio State Conference of the NAACP as well as other local voting rights advocates.

The group of roughly 50 Ohio NAACP members then participated in a photo unveiling of former Ohio Senate Minority Leader Rhine McLin, who also served as Mayor of Dayton.

“Today was a great day for the Ohio Conference of the NAACP,” said Tom Roberts- president of the Ohio State Conference of the NAACP. “We met with several legislators and their staff and shared our policy priorities.

“We also discussed the importance of increasing Black civic participation and engagement ahead of the 2024 election cycle.” 

Top policy priorities discussed during state legislative meetings included:Voting Rights, Economic Development, and Police Accountability

“It was important for our members to see and engage legislative leaders. It was a delight to see and celebrate the honorable Rhine McLin, who has given so much to our state and our fight for democracy,” Roberts continued.

The NAACP advocates, agitates, and litigates for civil rights due to Black America. Our legacy is built on the foundation of grassroots activism by the biggest civil rights pioneers of the 20th century and is sustained by 21st century activists. From classrooms and courtrooms to city halls and Congress, our network of members across the country works to secure the social and political power that will end race-based discrimination. That work is rooted in racial equity, civic engagement, and supportive policies and institutions for all marginalized people. We are committed to a world without racism where Black people enjoy equitable opportunities in thriving communities.

The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF - was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but now operates as a completely separa


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