Moral Monday Movement Spreads Through the South

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By Sue Sturgis / The Institute for Southern Studies

Published January 10, 2014

After drawing thousands of protesters to the state legislature and inspiring the arrests of more than 900 people for  nonviolent civil disobedience, North Carolina's Moral Monday  movement challenging the extreme conservative agenda of  the state's Republican-controlled legislature and administration  is gearing up for more actions in 2014.

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NC NAACP Responds to Governor's Decision to Delay Special Election for 12th District

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10 January 2014 

RALEIGH - The North Carolina NAACP State Conference today spoke out against North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory's recent announcement of a Writ of Election that would postpone until November the special election for the state's now vacant 12th Congressional District, causing an undue delay in the election against state precedent. More than 700,000 North Carolinians live in the 'majority-minority' district.

"Under Governor McCrory's plan announced earlier this week, citizens of North Carolina will be forced to go more than 300 days without their constitutionally guaranteed right to representation. While the Congress debates the Farm Bill, budget issues, immigration reform, historic national security issues, and the future of Section 4 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act itself, the 12th District -- comprised of citizens of North Carolina from all walks of life: Black, Latino, White, poor and rich, hard-working democrats, republicans, and independents-- will be without a voice," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II. 

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NC NAACP Responds to Concerns About Durham Police Activity & the Death of Jesús Huerta

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January 9, 2014     

DURHAM - The NC NAACP, along with the Durham Branch of the NAACP, Spirithouse, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, and others will hold a news conference on Friday, January 10th at 3:00 p.m. The NC NAACP is concerned about police actions and willful police inaction including the failure to protect at risk persons from specific known dangers. Additionally, they are concerned about recent police encounters which have resulted in the injury, loss of freedom, or death of several Black and Latino Durham residents.
 
The news conference follows the public release of the Durham Police Internal Affairs report regarding the death of Jesús Huerta, a 17-year-old who died of a gunshot wound to the head while in the back seat of a police cruiser with his hands handcuffed behind his back.  
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Filmmakers To Go To Belhaven to Document the Discriminatory Closing of Vidant Pungo Hospital

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January 6, 2014

BELHAVEN - On Tuesday, 7 January 2014, the popular documentary web series Story of America, created by award-winning filmmakers Annabel Park and Eric Byler, will travel to Belhaven, North Carolina to document the discriminatory closing of Vidant Pungo Hospital, the only facility that provides emergency healthcare to 25,000 people in Beaufort and Hyde counties. 

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NC NAACP and HKonJ Coalition Announce the Moral March on Raleigh

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January 6, 2014  

RALEIGH - Wednesday, 8 January 2014, one month before the Massive Moral March on Raleigh, the NC NAACP-HKonJ Coalition will announce their mobilization plans. Thenews conference will be at 10:00 AM at Davie St. Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Davie St. Raleigh, NC. There will be a 30-day countdown to the Moral March on Raleigh set for Saturday morning, February 8th. This action will kick off the next stage of the Forward Together Moral movement. 

The NC NAACP has been re-building the multi-racial progressive movement that was fractured in the 1970's since Rev. Dr. Barber's election as President of the largest NAACP state conference in the South in 2005. The Historic Thousands on Jones St. (HKonJ) People's Assembly Coalition was formed in 2006, and it now has over 150 coalition partners, who make up the heart and soul of the nationally acclaimed "Moral Monday" protests that challenged the backward and cruel policies of the tea party extremists who took over the State Legislature a year ago.

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