Hillary Clinton to speak at NAACP convention in Cincinnati

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event at the Royal Baptist Church Family Life Center in North Charleston, S.C., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

CINCINNATI (AP) – Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will speak to the NAACP national convention in Cincinnati as the Republican National Convention is getting underway in Cleveland.

The nation’s oldest civil rights organization has its convention July 16-20. Clinton will speak July 18.

The organization says presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has also been invited to speak. His campaign didn’t respond immediately Monday when asked whether he will.

Trump will be on the other side of Ohio for the July 18-21 party convention.

Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain each spoke in Cincinnati the last time the NAACP convened there in 2008, ahead of Obama’s general election presidential victory.

The organization expects thousands of members at its 107th annual convention, under the theme “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count.”

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