Affirmative Action: Rev. Sharpton And Other Civil Rights Leaders Gather Outside U.S Supreme Court Wednesday

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National Action Network (NAN) and leaders will rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, December 9th for the oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.

Affirmative Action case comes at a defining moment for race relations as campuses around the country deal with major diversity protests; this decision could result in a severe reduction of the number of the people of color on campuses already dealing with racial insensitivity.

Press Conference Immediately Following Oral Arguments Outside of Supreme Court.

WHO: Reverend Al Sharpton, President & founder, National Action Network.

Brent A. Wilkes, Executive Director, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Dominique Sharpton, Board President, Education for a Better America (EBA)

Hilary O. Shelton, Director and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Washington Bureau (NAACP)

Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Janaye Ingram, National Executive Director of NAN

Janet Murguía, President, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

Dr. Marcus Bright, Executive Director, Education for a Better America (EBA)

Marisa Bono, Southwest Regional Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense (MALDEF)

Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

Shirley Wilcher, Executive Director, American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED)

Wade Henderson, President & CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCR)And More.

WHERE: Directly in front of the Supreme Court

First St NE, Washington, DC 20543

WHEN: Wednesday, December 9th

9 a.m. E.T. 

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