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Kaine Highlights Civil Rights Work During Urban League Address

Kaine is still working to introduce himself to a wider American public

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    Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. speaks during a rally at the J Douglas Galyon Depot in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Aug. 3, 2016.

    Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine spoke about the racial “scar tissue” in Richmond, Virginia, on Thursday during a speech to the National Urban League Conference, NBC News reported. 

    During his speech, Kaine spoke about his early career as a civil rights attorney and his work as a politician. The senator also focused on his call for criminal justice reform and the need to "rebuild the bonds of trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve." 

    Kaine is still working to introduce himself to a wider American public unaware of many components of his background, told his audience that when he served as Virginia's governor he did something "no other governor had done." 

    The Urban League historically invites all major presidential candidates to speak to their conference but the Donald Trump campaign declined an invitation to join this year, Union League president Marc Morial said.

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