Joint Statement to NCAA Opposing the Shameful HB2 Compromise

Today, the North Carolina NAACP, Freedom Center for Social Justice, Southerners on New Ground (SONG), Many Voices, Equality North Carolina, the Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issued a joint statement following North Carolina's shameful new legislation that is falsely being called a “repeal” of the discriminatory HB2 law. 

“We call on the NCAA to oppose this shameful HB 2.0 bill in North Carolina, and not to reward lawmakers who have passed this so-called ‘deal’ which is an affront to the values we all hold. This bill is still anti-worker and anti-LGBTQ. It violates all basic principles of diversity, inclusion and basic civil rights. Fundamentally, any moratorium on civil rights is not a compromise, it is a contradiction with the principle of equal protection under the law and our moral values.”

This statement was cosigned by: Dr. William Barber, North Carolina NAACP President; Bishop Tonyia Rawls, Freedom Center for Social Justice Co-Director, Paulina Hernandez, Southerners on New Ground Co-Director, Melissa McQueen, NC State Faith Organizer for Many Voices, Chris Sgro, Equality NC Executive Director; Amanda Barbee, Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice, Chair; Mara Keisling, NCTE Executive Director; and Chad Griffin, HRC President.   

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Compromised HB2 Repeal is an Insult to Civil Rights

Statement by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II
President, North Carolina NAACP
March 30, 2017

HB2 must be repealed in full. This bill is anti-worker, anti-access to the courts, and anti-LGBTQ. It is shameful for Tim Moore and Phil Berger to demand a discriminatory compromise on a bill that should have never been passed in the first place. Setting a moratorium on local governments ability to pass anti-discrimination ordinances and to regulate private employment practices is another sweeping act of hubris by the legislature and takes power from officials elected by the people to serve the rights of the people. This is a bait and switch. We fought against this tactic when this same legislature sought to strip power from the Governor--disregarding their constitutional obligations in an effort to silence the voice of the voters. We will continue to fight against retaliatory voter suppression, anti-worker legislation, and any backroom efforts to enshrine discrimination in our laws. Above all, any moratorium on civil rights is not a compromise, it is a contradiction with the principle of equal protection under the law and our moral values.  We call on all those who stand for justice to vote no on compromise and pass a clean, full repeal of HB2.

NC NAACP Seeks Executive Director

The NC NAACP seeks a dynamic, energetic, well organized individual with strong leadership skills to serve as Executive Director of the North Carolina State Conference. The Executive Director position reports directly to the State Conference and its President in fulfilling the organization's Mission, Vision, and Annual Goals.

Essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to,

1. Program Management and Delivery,
2. Administrative Management and Branch Development Support,
3. Staff hiring, management, training with the advice of the State Personnel Committee.

With the State President's consent, the ED advocates at the local, state and federal level for health, education, housing, criminal justice, voting rights and public policy issues that affect the advancement of people of color. The ED oversees and supports program initiatives, assuring that the objectives are aligned with the State Conference's overall strategic plan.

The ED provides oversight and direction to any staff involved in Program Management and Delivery; ensures management and leadership of the State Conference in a manner consistent with the policies and mission of the constitutions of the state and national NAACP constitutions. The ED provides administrative management for volunteers and staff who are tasked with fundraising, marketing, communications, and fiscal responsibilities.

In addition to other duties as assigned, the ED serves as primary staff person for the President, Executive Committee, Finance Committee and other standing Committees.

Education and Experience:

At least a Master's Degree is required, or a combination of a Bachelor's Degree with concomitant experience of at least five years in administrating and managing a large organization in the Human Rights field. Salary negotiable to the extent allowed by budgetary constraints.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Avie Lester, NC NAACP Personnel Committee Chair at by April 6, 2017. 

NC NAACP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, persons with disabilities, and Spanish speakers are particularly urged to apply.

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2017 Winter Session and Mandatory Training

Dear North Carolina NAACP members:

We hope that you are gearing up to attend the 2017 Winter Session for mandatory training, which will be held on April 1, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the John D. Fuller, Sr. Recreational/Athletic Complex, 6627 Old Bunce Road, Fayetteville, NC. The Humanitarian Banquet, following the training at 7 p.m., will be held at the Embassy Suites at the 4760 Lake Valley Drive, Fayetteville NC. The honoree will be announced at a later date.

Participation by ALL officers of the NC NAACP local units in training is mandatory. It is imperative that all NAACP local leaders---elected and appointed---are properly trained in the policies, procedures and practices of the NAACP (the nation’s oldest civil rights organization) and are informed and properly equipped as “justice fighters and game changers” of the 21st Century civil rights and social justice movement. Enclosed is the Registration Form to be returned by March 15, 2017.  Our youth are key to the strength and sustainability of our organization and every civil rights movement. Please make sure that your Youth Council is prepared to be in attendance for the entire day.

Winter Session mandatory training is a requirement for all branch officers and executive committee members to attend. This year in particular your attendance is critical for our strategy of Moral Resistance. The NAACP Board of Directors recently announced a resolution calling for an international economic boycott of the state of North Carolina in response to actions of an all-white legislative caucus, which unconstitutionally designed racially-discriminatory gerrymandered districts, enacted a monster voter suppression law, passed Senate Bill 4 stripping the incoming Governor of power and passed House Bill 2. HB 2 is anti-LGBTQ, anti-worker and anti-access to the state court for employment discrimination. 

May God continue to guide, protect and sustain you in your work.  We are looking forward to seeing you at the training on April 1.

Yours in the spirit of justice and peace,        


Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II           

President, North Carolina NAACP   

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