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SAVE THE DATE – Manatee NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

Published June 28th

Please join the Manatee County NAACP in celebration of its Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, on Saturday, October 24th. Additional information will be forthcoming.

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Manatee County NAACP Executive Committee Received Mandatory Training

Published June 28th

The Manatee County NAACP Executive Committee received area XI  Executive Leadership  Training on Saturday, June 20th from 8 am to 4 pm,  at Gold Coast Eagle Distributors, Sarasota, FL  Facilitators of training were:  Trevor Harvey, President-Sarasota County/XI Area Director FST and Don Brown, 2nd VP, Florida State Conference.

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Manatee NAACP co-sponsors Manatee Community Health Fair

Published June 28th

Manatee County NAACP, St. Mary M.B. Church, and Omegas co-sponsored a community Health Fair on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm.

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Do You trust law enforcement?

Published April 22nd

As a result of all of the law enforcement killings of Blacks in America, do you trust ongoing investigations by law enforcement?

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Call our US Senators on confirmation of AG Candidate Loretta Lynch

Published April 22nd

Call our senators today to ask them to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next US Attorney General.  It’s time to stop procrastinating and confirm Ms. Lynch! Call Senators Bill Nelson (202)335-6375 and Marco Rubio at (202)224-3041

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Florida Capital on Tuesday – March 10, 2015

Published March 10th

Topics under discussion at the capital today (3/10/15) are: .  Senate Health Policy Committee – use of federal $ to extend health care insurance coverage to nearly 1 million poor. .House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee – Discuss Florida Department of Corrections Budget. .Senate Criminal Justice Committee  will require a unanimous vote of the jury to recommend death penalty (SB 664) .Senate Community Affairs Committee – Drone discussion .Discussion on moving presidential primary back to the 3rd Tuesday in March.

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GOPhers try to sabotage President’s Nuclear Plan with Iran

Published March 10th

NY Times front page accuses Mitch McConnel (R-Ky), Ted Cruz (R-Tx) Tom Cotton (R-Ark) Rand Pal (R-Ky), and their “Traitor” GOP colleagues of trying to “sabotage” President Obama’s nuclear talks with Iran.  These men and 46 other Republicans senators ignored protocol and sent an open letter to Iran’s leaders, warning that whatever agreement reached with the President would not be bound by the constitution. VP Biden punched bak with a stern statement condemning the insubordinate move saying “the decision to undercut OUR president and circumvent our constitutional system offends him as a matter of principal.    

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Ray Pilon presents HB 269

Published March 10th

Ray Pilon will present HB 269 in committee 3/10/15.  The bill will give access to drugs being tested by FDA but not yet approved for terminally ill patients where all else has failed.  There will not be any liability to doctors, hospitals or drug manufacturers.

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MLK Day of Service – Bridging the Gap Between Law Enforcement & Minority Community

Published January 19th

The Manatee County NAACP in partnership with Representative Daryl Rouson, State College of Florida, Mt. Carmel Resource Center, United Community Center, and Manatee Metro Action Plan held the MLK Day of Service Forum entitled Bridging the Gap Between Law Enforcement and Minority Community on Monday, January 19, 2015 at the 13th Ave. Dream Center.  Panelist included Chief Rick Wells (City of Palmetto), Chief Michael Radzilowski (City of Bradenton), Sheriff Brad Steube (Manatee Co. Sheriff), and Larry Eger (Public Defender).  Facilitator was Dr. Willie Holley. This was the 2nd forum held to bridge the divide between the law enforcement and minority […]

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World AIDS Breakfast – December 1, 2015

Published November 24th

Please join NAACP in recognition of World AIDS Breakfast on December 1, 2015 @ 8 AM, St. Mary M.B. Church, 1006 1st Street West, Bradenton, FL

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