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Dec 3, 2010 9:27 PM by Alison Haynes

National Urban League brings 2012 convention to NO

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - National Urban League president Marc Morial says the group will hold its 2012 national conference in his hometown.
Morial, a former mayor of New Orleans, says he expects the event to attract more than 10,000 visitors and have an economic impact of about $10 million. This year's conference in Washington, D.C., attracted more than 5,000 registrants and 7,000 guests.
The Times Picayune reported Friday that the annual meeting typically held in late July draws widespread media coverage and in 2012 more attention is expected if President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger accept invitations to address the group.
Morial says the exact dates will be hammered out once the two national parties schedule their presidential nominating conventions.

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