National convention

NAACP National Convention Held in Atlantic City

The NAACP is hosting its 113th national convention this summer in Atlantic City. The civil rights organization held a press conference alongside New Jersey leaders, including Governor Phil Murphy and Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr., as well as Larry Sieg, President and CEO management of Meet AC and the Atlantic City Convention and Visitor Bureau.

This year will mark the NAACP’s return to holding an in-person national convention, which will feature exciting events and opportunities to get a glimpse of the NAACP’s work for the year ahead.

“For the first time in two years, we are delighted to be able to stand alongside our leaders and celebrate our 113th National Convention in person once again. As we look back on a year of great progress for the black community, we must recognize and plan for the work ahead,” said Derrick Johnson, National President and CEO of the NAACP. “Despite huge victories for representation, our civil rights remain under attack. This year’s conference will bring together some of our brightest minds to chart the way forward.

The convention will take place from July 14 to July 20. The focus will be on the theme of #ThisIsPower and will bring together leaders of organizations to find workshop solutions to our community’s most pressing issues – voting and reproductive rights, student debt and police reform – and determine priorities for the NAACP’s political agenda for 2022-2023.

“It is an honor to join NAACP National President and CEO Derrick Johnson and his team, along with their partners here in New Jersey, in announcing that the NAACP’s 113th National Convention will be held at Atlantic City, New Jersey,” Murphy said. “New Jersey has a rich history in the fight for equality, and we are honored to build on our legacy and host this year’s convention. Together, we can create a stronger, fairer, and more equitable New Jersey, and a nation for all. »

Meet AC President and CEO Larry Sieg said the convention will contribute approximately $9.3 million to the local economy.

“We are honored to host the 113th National Convention of the NAACP here in Atlantic City in July, and we look forward to introducing our beautiful beach destination to its members,” said Sieg.

The convention comes at a pivotal time as the NAACP continues its fight to secure civil, electoral and reproductive rights in addition to leading the charge to cancel student debt and create generational wealth for Black families.