The Peoria Branch of the NAACP will be hosting its 54th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on October 15, 2016 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel Conference Center. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a social hour and dinner will begin at 7 p.m. The speaker for this year’s event is William McNary, Co-Director for Citizens Action Illinois. Tickets are $60.00 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.com or by calling 637-1010 or 692-1477.
William McNary has been called one of the most electrifying and inspirational speakers of our time. He is the Co-Director for Citizen Action/ Illinois, the state’s largest public interest organization working on an ambitious agenda that includes the fight for workers’ rights, advancing public education funding, utility rate and insurance rate reform, environmental safety and protecting consumers from unfair predatory loan practices.
One of the nation’s leading advocates for health care reform, McNary was one of the founding members of Health Care for America Now!, the largest national grass-roots health care coalition which led to the successful passage of the national Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Obama.