We are quickly approaching our 74th NAACP State Convention. Our theme for this year's convention is "Forward Together Not One Step Back: For Justice We NEVER Sound Retreat! The deadline for early bird registration is September 8, 2017 for Adults and September 15 for Youth. If you have any questions and or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SPEAK UP FOR HEALTH CARE!
Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 6 pm
Sen. Richard Burr's Office
2000 West 1st St #508, Winston-Salem NC
Join us in Winston Salem for a Health Care Moral Monday! Sen. Burr has said NO to two black women being on Federal Courts in Eastern NC.Sen. Burr has said NO to restoring the VRA.Now Sen. Burr is saying NO to health care and trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act.Join us on Monday as we continue to proclaim that health care is a human right, and a moral requirement. Let your voice be heard as we call on Sen. Burr to STAND AGAINST TRUMPCARE! Our elected officials receive the best health care. Once they are elected, they deny the people who elected them the same health care to which they have access.
Rev Dr. William J. Barber II
Statement from the National Poor Peoples Leadership:
Rev. Dr. William Barber and the North Carolina NAACP are in a battle for voting rights and the very life of our democracy in North Carolina and across this country. This battle is not separate from the need for a Poor People’s Campaign today. Indeed, as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King said in 1963, five years before he launched the Poor People’s Campaign, “Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy.” As a leader alongside Rev. Barber in a new Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, I believe that it is important to continue to connect the fight for voting rights, democracy and equal protection under the law with the call for the abolition of poverty, racism and war. I endorse Rev. Barber staying on as President of the NC NAACP until October in light of the new court rulings and the possibilities of challenging racial gerrymandering. What the movement does in North Carolina will be vital to a moral revolution of values across the country. I look forward to growing the Poor People’s Campaign alongside Rev. Barber as he continues to help lead the NC NAACP and Forward Together Moral Mondays Fusion Movement.
North Carolina NAACP & Forward Together Moral Movement to hold a News Conference to discuss recent voting rights victories at the North Carolina Central University Law School.
In the past few weeks, the United States Supreme Court has handed down four straight voting rights victories for the NC NAACP, Forward Together Moral Movement, and the Fusion Electorate of North Carolina, affirming that the laws of our land will not tolerate the improper racial motives and discriminatory impacts of the voter suppression tactics employed by the Berger-Tillis-Moore extremist leadership of the North Carolina General Assembly.
“These egregious injuries to the efforts of the NAACP and its co-plaintiffs to eliminate racial discrimination from the voting rolls and practices of North Carolina call for tough, well-crafted remedies. For over 7 years we have had an unconstitutionally constituted legislature passing unconstitutional laws. It’s time for this to stop,” said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President of NC NAACP and Convener of the Forward Together Moral Movement. The NC NAACP, allies, and their lawyers will hold a press conference to discuss the recent Supreme Court victories and lay out next steps and issue demands.
WHO: NC NAACP & Forward Together Moral Movement
WHAT: News Conference to discuss recent Supreme Court voting rights victories
WHEN: Thursday June 8th, 2017 at 10:00 am
WHERE: Great Hall at North Carolina Central School of Law
640 Nelson Street, Durham, NC
For more information please contact Tyler Swanson.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED
DURHAM- Today, for the fourth time in the past few weeks, the highest court in the land has found racial motives and impacts in the actions of the Berger-Tillis-Moore leadership of the NC General Assembly. In a case based on evidence developed in the NC NAACP’s ground breaking racial gerrymandering case challenging the Berger-Tillis maps, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the August 2016 US District Court decision which detailed the conscious racial gerrymandering tactics of the Berger-Tillis leadership. These challenged maps consciously minimized the opportunities for the growing fusion electorate, while maximizing white voting power.
“These egregious injuries to the NAACP’s and its co-plaintiffs efforts to eliminate racial discrimination from the voting rolls and practices of North Carolina call for tough, well-crafted remedies” said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President of the NC NAACP. “The U.S. District Court's three judge panel, which reviewed the strong evidence of racial discrimination and racial impact which was presented in this case, had ordered the State to redraw its legislative districts and to hold new elections by November 2017. That order represented a tough, well-crafted remedy which is now necessary in order to immediately remove the present illegally constituted General Assembly" said Irv Joyner, Legal Redress Chair of the NC NAACP. The NC NAACP has been demanding for four years new Districts that are constitutional, and other injunctive relief including ruling on all the bills passed by the illegally constituted General Assembly.
The NC NAACP, Forward Together Moral Movement and coalition partners will conduct a News Conference at North Carolina Central University School of Law at 10 A.M. on Thursday Morning, June 8, 2017 with its attorneys, to discuss the four straight victories, and the remedies the NAACP seeks in the Federal and State Courts, now that the Supreme Court has upheld its claims of racial discrimination in every case it has helped to litigate.