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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

MAP initiative to be honored and featured at National Conference for Civil Rights

"At long last, after a decade and a half of advocacy by Asa Gordon and a majority of the Green Party to enforce "the right to vote" Mal-Apportionment Penalty (MAP) clause in Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (Amend. XIV§2), a clause that mandates proportional allocation of elected representatives based on the popular vote split, or for a state to suffer a "Reduction of Representation" pursuant to title 2 section 6 of the United States Code (2USC§6) for any abridgment of citizen voting rights , the MAP initiative (voting rights "Roots") will be honored and featured in a National Conference for Civil Rights activists.

I am honored to serve as a keynote speaker, to be granted two workshops and invited as a singular conference presenter at the 6th National Civil Rights Conference to present the full scope of the historical and contemporary context for the modern  application of the MAP initiative for voting rights..." 

 I would like to take this opportunity for a personal shout out to those whose support of my efforts in regards to the MAP initiative over the last decade and a half are inestimable: The Late Lawrence Jamison, esquire, Gary Michael Coutin, esquire, Garrine P. Laney, Scott Mclarty, Alexis Scott, Herb & Lenora Foerstel, Netfa Freeman, Diane F. White, Kimberly Wilder, C.R. Gibbs, Lawrence Jackson, Frank Hanrahan, Frank Gordon, Pat LaMarche, Cynthia McKinney, Jabari, Hugh Esco, Morgan Moss, Rick & Michele, John Antrony La Pieta, Herb Gonzales, Jr., George Martin, Paul Pumphrey, David Schwartzman, Dr. Keith D. Parker, Dr. Frank Smith, Brent McMillan, Perry Redd, William Powell Jones, Richard Kreiter, AH American History TV C-Span 3, Carol Gordon."

 - Asa Gordon

6th National Civil Rights Conference
Meridian/Philadelphia, Mississippi

June 19 – 22, 2016
Conference Theme
Rise, Advocate, Educate and Cooperate:
Honoring the Past and Embracing the Future
The National Education and Empowerment Coalition, Inc., the Cities of Philadelphia and Meridian (Mississippi), and the 2016 National Civil Rights Conference Planning Committee cordially invite you to attend the Sixth Annual National Civil Rights Conference.  This exciting and informative conference will be held in Meridian, Mississippi and promises to generate considerable intellectual dialogue and debate, as well as create opportunities to strengthen existing networks and forge new opportunities for professional development and personal growth - see  conference agenda highlights at the following web site (click on the information tab in upper right corner).
The National Civil Rights Conference will coincide with [1] the Annual Mississippi Civil Rights Memorial Services, an annual event remembering and honoring the three slain civil rights workers (James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner) and other Mississippi civil rights movement participants; [2] memorial activities on the grounds of the Historic Mt. Zion United Methodist Church - see attachment # 1; and [3] the Civil Rights and Social Justice Awards presentation - see attachment #2.

The planning committee is very please to share attachment #3 with you,  the keynote speakers and panel discussions.  Please share the attached information with family and friends.

Conference registration information and materials are posted on the above web site.  Contact the planning committee chair ( or visit the conference web site for additional conference information.

Keith D. Parker, Chair

2016 National Civil Rights Conference Planning Committee

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