71st annual Georgia NAACP conference begins in Columbus - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

71st annual Georgia NAACP conference begins in Columbus

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • LaGrange murder suspect sought in Columbus, motive unclear

    LaGrange murder suspect sought in Columbus, motive unclear

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:25:09 GMT
    Residents in The Grove neighborhood called 911 after Hardnett, who is known to his friends as D.J., collapsed in the middle of Bailey's Way on Sunday.  He was the victim of a stabbing wound.More >>
    Residents in The Grove neighborhood called 911 after Hardnett, who is known to his friends as D.J., collapsed in the middle of Bailey's Way on Sunday.  He was the victim of a stabbing wound.More >>
  • Tree falls on Booker T. Washington apartments

    Tree falls on Booker T. Washington apartments

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:25:00 GMT
    Residents in the Booker T. Washington apartments were startled by a booming sound they described as sounding like thunder and feeling like an earthquake.More >>
    Residents in the Booker T. Washington apartments were startled by a booming sound they described as sounding like thunder and feeling like an earthquake.More >>
  • United Way campaign kicks off

    United Way campaign kicks off

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:23:06 GMT
    Anyone can be a hero!  That's the theme of this year's United Way campaign for the Chattahoochee Valley. Thursday was the kickoff for the annual fundraising campaign. Hundreds of people packed
    More >>
    Anyone can be a hero!  That's the theme of this year's United Way campaign for the Chattahoochee Valley. Thursday was the kickoff for the annual fundraising campaign. Hundreds of people packed the Trade Center for the kickoff luncheon, including a crew from News Leader 9.More >>
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The NAACP's 71st Annual Georgia State Convention and Civil Rights Conference began today, October 3, here in Columbus.

This year's theme is "We shall not be moved."

The organization is focusing on five initiatives: Economic sustainability, education, public safety and criminal justice, voting rights and political representation, and health.

 Ed Dubose, president of the Georgia NAACP, says, "We want to make sure, as we bring out delegates together, that we empower them with information and the tools they need to go back out to their community, to make sure that we are communicating the right message to all Georgians that the Affordable Care Act is here, and it's here to stay."

The convention will continue until Sunday, October 6, 2013.

Copyright 2013 WTVM. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.