President Obama Meets Civil Rights and Faith Leaders

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Feb. 18, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Feb. 18, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

The U.S. President Barack Obama met with African American civil rights and faith leaders Thursday to provide an update on the Administration’s priorities as described in the State of the Union.

The meeting, according to a White House statement, was also an opportunity to have a dialogue with the leaders about the issues facing their communities, including criminal justice, education, health care and economic development.

The President highlighted the upcoming release of the report by the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, and emphasized the work of the Task Force leading to the report’s creation.

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He also spoke about his efforts to work with a broad bipartisan coalition to continue to reform the criminal justice system and the significance of doing so for the country.

The President and leaders also agreed to work together to find ways to strengthen voting laws and reduce any barriers that prevent Americans from voting.

The leaders in attendance agreed to continue their outreach to their communities and to work with the Administration on its efforts to implement its initiatives.

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