The Rev. Al Sharpton, president and founder of the National Action Network, and NAN leadership brought together members of Congress and the Obama administration, policy experts, civil rights leaders and partners for this year’s NAN Legislative and Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.
The two-day policy conference took place Wednesday and Thursday on Capitol Hill. Sharpton delivered remarks to the conference and was joined by Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Reps. G.K. Butterfield, and Sheila Jackson Lee and U.S. Sens. Charles E. “Chuck” Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Tim Scott.
Members of U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Health and Human Services, among others, also participated for a series of policy discussions and programs. Forum topics included criminal justice and community policing, voting rights, education, the economy and health. NAN chapter leaders also attended meetings at the Department of Justice and the White House.