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NAACP president: Trump declines invitation to speak at this year's convention in Cincinnati

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has declined the NAACP's invitation to speak at the 107th Annual NAACP Convention in Cincinnati, according to the group's president Cornell Brooks. 

Brooks made the announcement on CNN's Situation Room that Trump declined their invitation for next weekend. 

The July 16-20 event will be held at the Duke Energy Center under the theme, “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count.”

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will speak to attendees on Monday, July 18.

Every presidential election year, the NAACP extends invitations to both the Republican and Democratic nominees for president to address the NAACP membership during their annual July convention.

Past speakers have included President Barack Obama, Governor Mitt Romney, Senator John McCain, Senator John Kerry, President George W. Bush, Vice President Al Gore and President Bill Clinton.

At the convention, members from the organization’s 2,200 branches and conferences will hold sessions on local activism, debate and adopt new policy for the organization, and welcome new youth and college leaders joining the movement.

This year’s convention will also set the stage for a massive voter engagement and registration initiative to ensure that voters are empowered and heard in the November 8 election.

For more information and a full schedule of events for the 107th NAACP Convention in Cincinnati, please visit naacpconvention.org.

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