BOSTON (WHDH) - The 114th annual National NAACP Convention continued Saturday at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and featured an address from Vice President Kamala Harris.

“We are in a moment when there is a full-on attempt to attack hard-fought rights and freedom and liberty,” Harris said while discussing the state of civil rights in the United States to a crowd of thousands.

More than 2,200 local branches will submit what they believe should be the priorities for the convention. Organizers say topics will include AI, the Hollywood writers’ strike, racism, white nationalism, education, reproductive rights for women, and recent Supreme Court rulings.

“The Supreme Court just demolished, just basically did away with affirmative action,” she said, “which was all about access to opportunity.”

She also discussed gun control and an increase is mass shootings across the country.

“It is about mass shootings and every day gun violence that is happening in America. Gun violence is now the number one cause of death for children in America,” she said.

The event, which runs through Tuesday, will include speeches from rapper Meek Mill, Pats owner Robert Kraft, US Rep. Ayanna Pressley, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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