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Congressman Turner Meets With Dayton Chapter of NAACP
The Dayton Chapter of the NAACP came to Washington as part of the NAACP's 97th annual convention. The Dayton representatives met with Congressman Turner and discussed issues, including the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 (H.R. 9) which the House passed, with Congressman Turner's support while the NAACP convention was still in progress. After discussing issues, Congressman Turner personally led the group on a tour of the U.S. Capitol, which included a rare photo opportunity on the Speaker's Balcony (overlooking the Mall with the Washington Monument in the background.
(L-R) Colonel Tom Hofer (USMC) and Josh Elliott (Oakwood High School Class of 06). Josh was nominated for an appointment to the Naval Academy by Congressman Mike Turner. Photo was taken on Induction Day (June 28, 2006) at the United States Naval Academy. Colonel Hofer personally administered the induction oath to Josh. Colonel Hofer served on Congressman Turner’s academy appointment selection committee last year.
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Congress recently passed the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 (HR 9). I was pleased to join an overwhelming majority of my colleagues in support of this legislation.