NAACP Connecticut convention to focus on voting

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Members of Connecticut branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People are set to gather in Waterbury for a state convention that will focus on efforts to ensure that everyone will have the right to vote in the Nov. 6 elections.

Mayor Neil O'Leary is scheduled to host a press conference Tuesday to welcome the convention to Waterbury. The 47th annual state convention is set for Oct. 27.

Organizers say the theme of the convention is "NAACP: Your Power, Your Decision - Vote." NAACP officials said their main priority this year is making sure that everyone, regardless of race, creed or economic status, will have the right to vote during this fall's elections.

The convention will include a meet-and-greet reception with Senatorial Candidates Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon.

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