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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Beatty Celebrates Black History Month, Salutes NAACP

Feb 4, 2016
Press Release

Beatty Celebrates Black History Month, Salutes NAACP

Nation’s leading civil rights organization recognizes Congresswoman’s commitment to America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) is one of an elite group of civil rights leaders to be chosen by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to attend the 47th NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, California. The Congresswoman was invited by the organization because of her decades-long work securing the rights of African Americans, her ongoing efforts to revive and strengthen the Voting Rights Act, and her calls for more research into the often unknown health effects of concussive injuries.

“The NAACP is our country’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, and I am working with them, and so many other like-minded organizations, to create an America not defined by color,” Beatty said. “Since its founding in 1909, the NAACP has been the leading voice in the fight for equality.” Beatty continued, “I will do everything in my power to advance this important work. We must ensure equality of opportunity for all Americans, and not just the privileged few. “

The NAACP also invited Congresswoman Beatty for introducing H.R. 1271, the Concussion Awareness and Education Act. The bill would provide for greater investment, research and improved monitoring of individuals with concussions or concussion-like symptoms.

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