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Kaine addresses National Urban League conference in Baltimore

Posted at 7:11 AM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 11:06:39-04

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine addressed the National Urban League Thursday morning at the group's "Save Our Cities" summit in Baltimore.

"As an attorney, I know the legal system is stacked against those who have the least power," Kaine said in his address.

The Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns were invited to speak at the conference. Republican Donald Trump's campaign declined an invitation to speak.

The National Urban League is among the leading national advocacy organizations for African Americans. The conference has been focusing on issues such as poverty, housing, education and strategies to combat joblessness.

The four-day conference includes workshops presented by political, business, civic and academic leaders. It also includes sessions with experts on topics such as the economy, justice voting rights, education, business and health.

WMAR Staff Contributed to this report.

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