The Collapse of the State's Case Against Moral Monday Protesters

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January 22, 2014 

RALEIGH - This morning, January 22nd, in Wake County District Court, after failing to get a conviction on any of the defendants it accused and tried, the District Attorney's office announced it was dismissing all charges against 57 protesters who were arrested and charged with three separate offenses on May 20, 2013, when they tried to petition the government and instruct their representatives about their grievances against the cruel and unconstitutional  policies that the NC General Assembly was putting in our state law books.

The volunteer lawyers representing the Moral Monday arrestees are working with the District Attorney's office this afternoon to be sure all 57 of those who were arrested will have their cases dismissed and their records expunged.

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#MoralMarch Video Release & Upcoming Events

 

What is the Moral March on Raleigh? Find Out HERE
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Ain't I a Woman?!

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"Ain't I a Woman?!" | 2014 Moral March on Raleigh Promo

UPCOMING EVENTS

Moral March Statewide Tour
For more details, click HERE
-- Upcoming tour locations --
Thursday, January 23rd
Winston-Salem @ 12:30 pm
Greensboro @ 3:00 pm
Burlington @ 7:00 pm
 
Moral Monday Cost & Loss Policy Media Briefing
For more details, click HERE
February 3, 2014
3:00 p.m

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NEED SOME INSPIRATION?

Check out Michelle Alexander's, author of
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, letter of support of the #MoralMarch.
Watch a 7 minute video of Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II talking about the moral lens of justice and the need for moral dissent.

Forward Together, Not One Step Back!


NC NAACP Responds to "The Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014"

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January 17, 2014

DURHAM - While the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP appreciates the fact that a bipartisan effort has been made to amend and update the 1965 Voting Rights Act, we have some serious concerns and objections to the proposal which has just been introduced in the U.S. Congress. On January 16, 2014, Congressmen John Conyers (D-MI), Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and other co-sponsors introduced legislation which is intended to replace Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. This provision was declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court in its recent Shelby County v. Holder decision. That decision had the effect of gutting the Section 5 pre-clearance mandate of the Voting Rights Act. Since 1965, the Section 5 mandate had been successfully used by the United States Department of Justice and Civil Rights organizations to prevent covered jurisdictions from enacting voting laws and regulations which had the effect of discriminating against racial minorities.

A preliminary examination of the proposed provisions of this legislation convinces us that it falls woefully short of what is needed to protect all people from race-based efforts to curtail the voting potential of people of color. We certainly see this proposal as a starting point, there is much work to be done before these provisions can be deemed to be equivalent to the protections which Section 5 provided over the years.

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NC NAACP Statement on the Death of Franklin McCain

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January 16, 2014

     We in the NC NAACP family honor Franklin McCain. We are all students of Brother McCain. We believe the question of morality--of the teachings of justice and love from the great scriptures--is always the primary question in our lives and our politics.
 
     On February 1st, 1960, McCain, along with three other NC A&T students, walked to the Woolworth's store about a mile from the A&T campus, bought some school supplies, put their receipts in their pockets to show they had paid money to the store, and then went to the lunch counter. The young men were not served.  And the rest is history. Sitting in with McCain was Ezell Blair Jr., who is now Jibreel Khazan, Joseph McNeil, and David Richmond.  Richmond died in 1990. 
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#MoralMarch Video Release - Honoring the Legacy of Dr. King with Action

From Selma to Raleigh!

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From Selma to Raleigh | 2014 Moral March on Raleigh Promo
 
Celebrate the life and legacy 
of Dr. King by joining the movement in NC!
Distribute the Flyer at MLK Day Events This Weekend   
Download the MLK-themed Flyer HERE 
 
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About Why You're Marching on Feb. 8th 
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"We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action."  

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.     

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