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Gov. Reynolds says she “admires the passion and vision” of NAACP


This news story was published on October 12, 2019.
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Kim Reynolds

DES MOINES –  Ultra-conservative Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said this week she “admires the passion and vision” of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and plans to attend one of their upcoming events.

Gov. Reynolds will make an announcement regarding criminal justice reform during her remarks at the NAACP’s 7th Annual Iowa Summit on Justice & Disparities in Ankeny on Tuesday, October 15th. Next week’s announcement will build on her efforts over the last year to reduce criminal behavior and afford individuals a second chance.

“I truly admire the passion and vision the NAACP brings to the table as we work to find solutions to long-term problems facing our state,” said Gov. Reynolds. “At this year’s Summit on Justice & Disparities, we will announce the next steps of our strategy to reform Iowa’s criminal justice system. What we do going forward will promote safe communities, address our skilled workforce needs, and establish a legacy of forgiveness and respect for all individuals.”

In her 2019 Condition of the State Address, she announced her support for a constitutional amendment to restore felons’ right to vote after they have completed their sentences and called on the Legislature to pass legislation protecting businesses that hire Iowans with criminal records. The Legislature passed and Governor Reynolds signed that legislation (H.F 650), and her constitutional amendment passed the House with overwhelming support 95-2.

Reynolds is also encouraging employers and human resources managers to attend two Employer and Reentry Breakfast Roundtable being held this year to learn about the employment opportunities available with formerly incarcerated individuals. The first one will take place at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville on Nov. 6 at 8:00 a.m.

Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend the event:

Tuesday October 15th, 2019
7th Annual Iowa Summit on Justice & Disparities
FFA Enrichment Center
1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy.
Ankeny, IA
12:15 p.m.

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7 Responses to Gov. Reynolds says she “admires the passion and vision” of NAACP

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 13, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    There is a American black film festival, why isn’t there an American White Film Festival? The blacks don’t want us in theirs, why should we want them in ours?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 14, 2019 at 8:13 pm

      ‘Across the 1,200 top films released in from 2007 to 2018 and the 1,335 directors behind them, only 80, or about 6 percent, were black or African American.’
      This is why and it is a good reason why. Live with it and shut up.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 14, 2019 at 8:33 pm

        OOOOOHH!! Sounds like I ruffled a few feathers, doesn’t it? Perhaps if they had some talent, the statistics might be different.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 14, 2019 at 10:00 pm

          Perhaps but more likely people with your small minds kept black filmmakers from getting a chance to show their talents.

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            Anonymous

            October 14, 2019 at 10:21 pm

            I enjoy seeing the personal attacks you people use when you have no facts or data to back up your ridiculous claims. It’s so much easier to claim that people don’t give them a chance rather than accept the fact that they have no talent in the first place. You remind me of the people who are losing in a game, and want to change the rules so they can win. It’s called life, accept it.

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            Anonymous

            October 15, 2019 at 8:54 am

            peele makes good films. not all black folks are nigs not all nigs are black. grow up.

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            Anonymous

            October 15, 2019 at 9:21 am

            When you grow up and quit playing with your Thomas the Train, maybe you’ll see the world as it really is, and just how wrong your concepts of black people really are.