NAACP Convention Starts In Houston Saturday

The NAACP’s 103rd annual convention will start in my beloved hometown at the George R. Brown Convention center on Saturday and run through July 12. 

It will have the theme of NAACP; Your Power, Your decision- VOTE in light of all the GOP sponsored voter suppression laws that have popped up like kudzu all over the country in advance of this critical .election. 

Mitt version 2012 will behere to speak to the assembled convention delegates along with Mayor Annise Parker, and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.  I presume President Obama will be in the house to speak as well, but it hasn’t been announced yet whether he will be here in person or through satellite link.  .

One of the things I’m also interested in observing as this 103rd convention takes place in Houston is if another NAACP LGBT town hall meeting happens during this event.   If it does, will Julian Bond keep his promise to ensure that a transperson would be part of the panel they assemble for it in the wake of the trans community’s erasure from last year’s Los Angeles NAACP convention’s LG(bt) panel discussion. .

We’ll see what transpires at the George R. Brown Convention Center starting July 7.

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