Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. The North Carolina Conference of NAACP Branches is 70 years old this year and is made up of over 100 Adult, Youth and College NAACP units across the state, convenes the more the 150 members of the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) Peoples Assembly Coalition, and is the architect of the Moral Monday & Forward Together Movement.   

NAACP Vision Statement

The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.

NAACP Mission Statement

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and discrimination.

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    Why we’re marching on McDonald’s

    Why we’re marching on McDonald’s by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Rev. Rodney Williams   In 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. said: “We must rapidly begin the shift from a ‘thing-oriented’ society to a ‘person-oriented’ society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” American business used to be about people. It used to be about quality products and investment in long-term growth for employees, consumers and shareholders. But when large, profitable corporations like McDonald’s, General Electric, ExxonMobil and General Motors put stock-rigging maneuvers that enrich already wealthy hedge funds and executives ahead of everything else, we’re left with a morally unjust economy that shortchanges everyone else. Read the full op-ed here at MSNBC.
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    Pitt County Moral Monday on May 18th

    The NC NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement called out state legislators from Pitt County for their positions on Medicaid expansion, economic justice, and voting rights in Greenville on Monday night. They focused, in particular, on the legislative records of state representatives Brian Brown and Susan Martin and state senator Louis Pate, and inducted them into the 'Hall of Shame'.Brown, Martin, and Pate all voted to cut the Earned Income Tax Credit, reduce unemployment assistance, and end same day registration, out-of-precinct voting, reduce the early voting period, and require a photo I.D. to vote in 2016 and after. They also voted to prohibit Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. The NC NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement believe that these policy positions -- and others -- are morally indefensible, constitutionally inconsistent, and economically insane. During the 2012 election, for example, 62% of ballots in Pitt County were cast during the early voting period. 2,675 new voters used same-day-registration, and 5,133 registered voters did not have a North Carolina photo ID. 
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