Detroit Branch NAACP Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act

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The Detroit Branch NAACP held a press conference today, Thursday,
August 6, 2015, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).  Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP was joined by Congressman John Conyers, Jr; Duron Marshall, Chief of Staff, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence; Samia Hamid, Field Director, Arab American Civil Rights League; Mary Carmen Munoz, Operations Manager, La SED; Stephanie Lopez Gilmore, Consortium of Hispanic Agencies; Michael Steinberg, Legal Director, ACLU Michigan and Yvonne White, President, Michigan State Conference NAACP to champion the VRA.

Click the links below to read the joint press statement and the remarks given by Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Anthony during the commemoration.

VRA — FINAL STATEMENT

Official Statement_50th anniversary Voting Rights Act

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Detroit Branch NAACP to Host an Affordable Care Act Enrollment and Education Fair

 

Affortdable Care Act COPYThe Detroit Branch NAACP will host an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Education and Enrollment Fair on Tuesday. February 18, 2014 from 6:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Fellowship Chapel located at 7707 W. Outer Drive in Detroit. The fair will begin with a live broadcast by Radio One Detroit’s Mildred Gaddis. During the fair there will be an opportunity to speak to enrollment specialists, ask questions regarding current health care issues. Health care consultants will be available to sign up individuals for the Affordable Health Care program. Additionally there will be a health fair providing free health screenings, a panel discussion and workshops to provide the community with information on the ACA, Medicaid expansion in Michigan and a financial literacy workshop to answer questions on the tax implications of the ACA.

“The Detroit Branch NAACP is committed to providing access and opportunities to make sure all are able to get questions answered and sign up for the Affordable Care Act,” said Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP. “We know that access to quality, affordable health care will be a benefit to all in our community.”

The Affordable Care Act Education and Enrollment Fair is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and done in partnership with ACCESS, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Detroit Medical Center, James E. Wadsworth Jr. Community Center, LA SED, Michigan Chronicle, OFA, Radio One, and United Way of Southeastern Michigan.

This event is free and open to the public. Those who plan to attend should call (313) 664-2422 to RSVP.