The Forward Together Moral Movement, Led by the NC NAACP, Brings Upwards of 80,000 People to Raleigh for a Moral March to Advance a Progressive Agenda

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February 12, 2014

Estimates of upwards of 80,000 people participated in the 8th annual gathering of the People's Coalition to fight for a progressive agenda for all people of North Carolina. We called it the "Moral March on Raleigh" this year in honor of the 945 people who were arrested at Moral Mondays last summer, and the tens of thousands of people who were awakened by this moral movement.

Historians tell us it was the largest and most focused multi-racial gathering ever held in the South. Those that were there will never forget singing "We Shall Overcome" and the sun coming out for the first time as we finished singing "we are not afraid." 

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Latest Attack by Extremists Is More Smoke and Mirrors to Distort the Facts, and Deflect from the Extreme Policies They Cannot Defend

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February 10, 2014 

It is ridiculous, but typical, that the primary Republican response to Saturday's Moral March on Raleigh has been to once again deflect from the issues and to distort the Forward Together Moral Movement. Rather than debating us on their regressive public policies - policies that activated upwards of 80,000 North Carolinians to unite at the state capitol last weekend in continued mass protest - extremists in the legislature are instead trying to divert attention by misrepresenting a standard event flyer.

Throughout the North Carolina NAACP's long history of peaceful, nonviolent direct action, people who are opposed to our principles have often challenged our demonstrations with violence and other disruptions. To prepare participants, we have always recommended various security measures, including looking out for the elderly, remaining calm in the face of any altercation and bringing a photo ID for safety reasons. Photo ID is not required to participate in marches or other direct actions, and event officials have never checked for ID. To suggest otherwise is more of the same smoke and mirrors from lawmakers who pass vicious, unconstitutional policies that they simply cannot defend.

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Moral March on Raleigh News Release

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February 7, 2014 

The Forward Together Moral Movement and the NC NAACP Prepare to March-Rain or Shine-for Their Five-Point Moral Agenda and Against Extremist Policies that Hurt North Carolina's Most Vulnerable 

RALEIGH - With less than 24 hours left between the Forward Together Moral Movement and its historic demonstration in Raleigh, the NC NAACP and its more than 170 coalition partners are gearing up for a full day of demonstration and fellowship in the state capitol. 

Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on Raleigh tomorrow morning to protest the cruel policies passed by Speaker Tom Tillis, Senate Leader Phil Berger, Budget Director Art Pope and their followers and then signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory.

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Moral March on Raleigh Mobilization Conference Call

All HKonJ Coalition Partners, NC NAACP State Executive Committee Members, Local Branch Presidents & Executive Committee Members, and Movement Supporters are invited to join the

7 Days Out!  Mobilizing for the Moral March Conference Call 

This important conference call is scheduled for

Saturday, February 1st at 9:00 PM 

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NC NAACP to Implement Five New Initiatives to Fight for Fair Representation and Democratic Participation in North Carolina

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January 22, 2014 

RALEIGH - 

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II opened the NC NAACP's annual winter conference on Jan. 25 by declaring that its members were prepared to oppose any attempt by government officials to deny an equal voice and fair representation to the people of North Carolina - whether that involves tens of thousands of feet marching in protest through Raleigh on Feb. 8 or legal challenges in the courts.

"We are continuously witnessing last-ditch efforts by those who are in power to block the will of the people," Dr. Barber said. "The North Carolina NAACP, the people of North Carolina, say today that we will never stand by as justice is delayed. Because justice delayed is justice denied."

 

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