NC NAACP Responds to Gov. McCrory's Charlotte Radio Interview


27 November 2013  

RALEIGH--It is regrettable that Gov. McCrory's "I-don't-care, let-them-eat-cookies" attitude appears to extend even further to the families of North Carolina's hundreds of thousands of long-term unemployed. Gov. McCrory evidently intended his other comment--"I don't care, I felt like doing it. Who cares?"--as a response to critics who thought he was being dismissive and sarcastic to hand a plate of cookies to women who disagreed with his policies. More and more, however, "I don't care" seems to be his posture towards the poor, the unemployed, and those without healthcare.   

"The seemingly 'I don't care' attitude and doing what he feels has been the prevailing posture of his administration and the leadership of Speaker Thom Tillis, President Pro Tempore Phil Berger and Budget Director Art Pope that has led their extreme efforts in making policies that are morally indefensible, constitutionally inconsistent, economically insane," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, NC NAACP President.

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NC NAACP Files Amended Complaint Challenging Voter Suppression in Federal District Court


14 November 2013

DURHAM - On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, the North Carolina NAACP filed an amended version of its lawsuit against the voter suppression law that was rammed through the NC General Assembly just before it adjourned in July and approved by Governor Pat McCrory a week later.  The North Carolina NAACP significantly broadened the plaintiffs to the suit that seeks to enjoin the law, which many have called the "worst voter suppression law in the country."

Six historically African American churches and several individual civil rights veterans and students have now been added as plaintiffs to the 104-year old NAACP's lawsuit.  The six churches include:


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Moral Monday: The Next Steps

750 Attend Rev. Barber’s Speech At ASU’s Schaefer Center, Outlines Five Goals of Moral Monday Movement

By Mark S. Kenna / High Country Press

Published October 30, 2013

Seven hundred and fifty people from different demographics watched N.C. NAACP President and leader of the Moral Monday Movement Rev. William Barber II’s lecture at Schaefer Center Monday night, as he outlined the five ideals of the non-partisan Moral Monday Movement and its history in his lecture titled ”The Necessity of a Moral Movement in North Carolina and the Nation:”

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NC NAACP Supports NCAE & Public School Teacher "Walk-in"


November 4, 2013

DURHAM - The North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP supports our state's teachers and the      North Carolina Association of Teachers in their November 4, 2013 "walk in" protest. We applaud their  dedication to their students and to our school systems.  The patient and long-suffering goodwill of our  public school teachers strikes the highest note yet heard in the state's broader civic conversation  about public education. 

The NC NAACP joins Republicans, Democrats and independents from Cherokee County to Currituck  County who are trying to get the attention of the Tea Party extremist "super-majority" in the  General Assembly to express support for our public schools and hardworking teachers. We even join with the editors of American Conservative magazine whose recent article entitled "How Raleigh's Republicans Forgot the Working Class," rightly explains that in North Carolina "the right to a K-12 education is enshrined in the state constitution and public education is broadly seen as a public good." Among other things, the editors recommended higher pay for the state's public school teachers.

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