URGENT ACTION ALERT!
On November 18, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced the nomination of Senator Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions III (AL) to serve as U.S. Attorney General. On December 20, 2016, the NAACP Executive Committee of the National Board of Directors voted unanimously to oppose this nomination, based on the fact that throughout his careers as the Attorney General for the State of Alabama, the US Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, and the Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, Jeff Sessions was accused of demonstrating, through his words and his actions, a deeply concerning disregard for civil, human, and voting rights and the needs of the people he served and represented. Furthermore, as a U.S. Senator, he has consistently opposed many of the very crucial laws and programs for which he will be responsible for enforcing at the US Department of Justice. He has earned an average score of just over 10% out of 100% on the NAACP Civil Rights Federal Legislative Report Card throughout his 19 years as a US Senator.
THE ACTION WE NEED YOU TO TAKE:
Contact both your Senators and URGE THEM TO OPPOSE THE NOMINATION OF SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS TO SERVE AS ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES. To contact your Senators you may:Read more
NC NAACP to consider Economic Boycott based on the Repeal of Legislative Judicial and Election Procedure Overreach, Unconstitutional Race Based Districts and all of Provision of HB2
NC NAACP to consider Economic Boycott based on the Repeal
of Legislative Judicial and Election Procedure Overreach, Unconstitutional Race Based Districts and all of Provision of HB2
Speaker Tim Moore and Senate Leader Phil Berger committed to repealing House Bill 2 in its entirety, as promised to Governor-elect Cooper and as confirmed by Governor McCrory, during the special session held today. Instead, they spent nine hours at the NC General Assembly playing political games with the constitutional rights of North Carolinians.
The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is clear: equal protection for all is the law of the land. House Bill 2 undermines equal protection for workers who need a living wage, citizens in North Carolina who need access to state courts for employment discrimination complaints and the LGBTQ community who have the right to live free from fear of discrimination in schools and at work.Read more
Repeal HB2 Special Session
NC General Assembly
16 W. Jones St. Raleigh, NC
Today, Governor-elect Roy Cooper announced that the NC General Assembly will hold a 5th special session this week to repeal "Hate Bill 2," the anti-worker, anti-LGBTQ, anti-family legislation passed earlier this year. Governor McCrory has not released the official proclamation so we do not know the exact date or time but when it is announced, we will be ready to join our legislators in Raleigh. Their special session track record does not instill confidence that they will keep their word, so we will monitor the session to ensure that the bill is repealed in full and no other legislation is discussed. This is certainly a victory of the people but this is no reason to praise our legislators. "Hate Bill 2" should have never been passed and it has done massive damage to our state. All praise goes to the people of North Carolina who never gave up the fight and who declared that discrimination has no place in our legislation.
Pack the Court & Save the Belhaven Hospital
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
9:00 a.m. at the OLD Wake County Courthouse, 316 Fayetteville St. Raleigh, NC
Courtroom: 3B on the Third Floor
Click here to RSVP on Facebook
For the past three years, the NC NAACP and the people of Belhaven have been fighting to save their rural hospital. The fight continues as the hospital owners are now trying to demolish the building. Residents of Belhaven have filed for a restraining order to stop the demolition. We need to pack the courthouse!
Friday, December 16, 2016
NC General Assembly Press Room
16 W. Jones St. Raleigh, NC
Seventeen people were arrested yesterday. An estimated two dozen people have been arrested today and we are still here. Join Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II for an emergency press conference at 3:00 p.m. as we continue to let the world know that North Carolinians will not stand by while our democracy is under attack.