MEDIA ADVISORY: DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE HILLARY CLINTON TO ADDRESS 2016 NABJ/NAHJ CONVENTION
Monday, August 1, 2016
Posted by: Aprill Turner
Event: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will appear at the 2016 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) joint convention.
Date: Clinton will speak Friday, Aug. 5, 2016.
Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road, Washington, D.C.
“It is notable that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has recognized the 2016 NABJ-NAHJ Convention as a vital gathering to discuss her platform and the issues impacting black and Latino communities,” said NABJ President Sarah Glover. “Presidential nominees and U.S. presidents from both parties have attended NABJ annual conventions, including President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush, and presidential nominees Barack Obama, Bob Dole and Al Gore. We’re ecstatic to add the first woman nominee to our list.”
“Throughout her campaign, Hillary Clinton has placed an emphasis on inclusion and has shown support for communities of color. Her decision to support this event further shows her commitment to diversity, and we welcome her just as we’ve welcomed President George W. Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox to previous conventions,” said NAHJ President Mekahlo Medina.
Clinton's appearance is accessible to 2016 NABJ-NAHJ Convention attendees only and is not open to the public. Seating for this event is limited. Information regarding access to the event will be sent directly to registered convention attendees via email under separate cover.
Further coverage details and media logistics for Clinton’s remarks are forthcoming.
National Association of Black Journalists
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. www.nabj.org.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
National Association of Hispanic Journalists is the largest organization of Latino journalists in the United States. Our mission is to increase the number of Latinos in the newsrooms. We also work toward fair and accurate representation of Latinos in news media. www.nahj.org