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Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton to share stage in Fort Lauderdale

Jeb Bush, left, and Hillary Clinton

Times wires

Jeb Bush, left, and Hillary Clinton

Jeb Bush will speak before the National Urban League Conference in Fort Lauderdale on July 31, illustrating his campaign's goal of broadening the GOP message.

Hillary Clinton is also addressing the group, as is Ben Carson and Martin O'Malley.

"The candidates will share their visions for saving our cities on Friday, July 31, during a session entitled 'Off To The Races: The 2016 Presidential Candidates’ Plenary,' " according to a release.
“As we convene in Florida to deliberate solutions to the economic and social challenges our cities are facing, it’s vital that those contending for the highest office in the land be part of that conversation,” National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial said.

The candidates’ plenary will take place on the second full day of the Conference themed “Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs + Justice.”

“Our focus was inspired by a year that saw little accountability for law enforcement responsible for killing unarmed Black men, teenagers and children; a continual assault on voting rights; widening economic inequality gaps; and an increasingly partisan education debate far more rooted in political agendas than in putting our children first,” Morial said.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 4:52pm]


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