Reverend Al Sharpton to Receive NBCSL 2011 Humanitarian of the Year Award

    Dec. 7, 2011 22:18 UTC

    Reverend Al Sharpton to Receive NBCSL 2011 Humanitarian of the Year

    The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) will honor
    Reverend Al Sharpton with its annual Humanitarian of the Year Award. The
    award will be presented at the Opening Plenary Breakfast during NBCSL’s
    35th Annual Legislative Conference in Chicago December 8,

    ?It is only fitting that this year?s Humanitarian Award honoree is Rev.
    Al Sharpton. Rev. Sharpton has been fearless and unwavering in his stand
    for civil rights in this country. Wherever there is suffering or
    injustice, Rev. Sharpton is there to do battle on behalf of those who
    are disenfranchised and powerless. We are grateful for his lifelong
    devotion to the interests of those who cannot speak for themselves,?
    stated Rep. Barbara Ballard (KS), President of NBCSL.

    Throughout his career, Rev. Sharpton has challenged the American
    political establishment to include all people regardless of race,
    gender, socio-economic status, or beliefs. In fact, few political
    figures have been more visible than Rev. Sharpton in the last two
    decades. Rev. Sharpton is a champion for human rights and is passionate
    about confronting violations. Rev. Sharpton has also been at the
    vanguard of promoting equality and fair treatment of all people. He has
    held people accountable for perpetrating negative and racist
    stereotypes. In the business world, Rev. Sharpton has been successful in
    persuading the private sector to engage in billions of dollars in
    contracts with underserved communities and minority businesses. Over the
    years, he has led many protests for social justice and has run for
    national political office. He remains to this day a spirited and
    effective social and political activist.


    ? ? ? Reverend Al Sharpton

    Founder and President of the National Action Network, host of
    MSNBC?s PoliticsNation, and host of radio talk show, Keepin? It



    NBCSL 2011 Humanitarian of the Year Award & Opening Plenary Breakfast


    Thursday, December 8, 2011, 8:00am ? 10:00am CST



    Renaissance Hotel, One West Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, Grand
    Ballroom, Salon 4-6

    About the National Black Caucus of State

    The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) is a membership
    association representing over 600 African American state legislators
    hailing from 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin
    Islands. NBCSL members represent more than 50 million Americans of all
    racial backgrounds. NBCSL tracks legislation at all levels of government
    and actively monitors state and federal policy initiatives to provide
    its members with important information. Each year, NBCSL members pass
    resolutions that directly impact federal and state policy. The
    organization focuses on U.S. domestic policy and is committed to
    policies that positively affect all Americans. Learn more at


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    Source: National Black Caucus of State Legislators