National NAACP president to visit Hampton Roads for ‘Get Out the Vote’ weekend event

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — National NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson will be visiting Hampton Roads to encourage local residents to “Get Out the Vote.”

The “Get Out the Vote Weekend of Action” event will be held at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk Saturday. 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.

The president’s visit comes at a critical time as the NAACP completes its 6-month, $750k campaign to mobilize Black voters in the Commonwealth’s November 2nd elections.

Other local officials will be in attendance including:

  • Robert N. Barnette, Jr. – President, Virginia State Conference NAACP
  • Da’Quan Marcell Love – Executive Director, Virginia State Conference NAACP
  • Gaylene Kanoyton – Political Action Chair, Virginia State Conference NAACP
  • Robert C. “Bobby Scott” – Chair of House Education and Labor Committee, Member of Congress
  • James E. “Jim” Clyburn – House Majority Whip, Member of Congress
  • Dr. Janice Underwood, Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer for the Commonwealth of VA

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