First lady Michelle Obama will address the NAACP's yearly meeting next month, the group announced Tuesday.
Mrs. Obama will trek to Kansas City for a July 12 address to the organization's 101st annual convention.
Her speech will focus on childhood obesity, which she has made her signature issue since President Barack Obama took office.
“It is my honor to welcome First Lady Michelle Obama to our annual convention to discuss her views on ways to tackle an epidemic that is plaguing our nation’s young people,” NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock said in a statement. “She is a commanding figure who will ensure that this issue is at the forefront of our nation’s health agenda.”
NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous said the NAACP was equally committed to Mrs. Obama's cause.
“We are elated to have First Lady Michele [sic] Obama joining us to celebrate
our 101st year,” he said.
affordable health care coverage and ensuring the well-being of all
Americans is a priority for both the NAACP and the Obama
Administration. Michele [sic] Obama’s visionary leadership in confronting
the problem of child hood [sic] obesity is to be applauded. At our
convention, we will unveil health care and advocacy solutions to help
solve the critical health problems that are plaguing our communities."