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"

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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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NC NAACP Responds to Gov. McCrory Rejecting the Call for a Special Legislative Session

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November 4, 2013

RALEIGH - Last week, Governor McCrory rejected the call for a special legislative session."Our moral obligation does not end when our elected officials dismiss us. Our call to justice does not stop when the Governor tells the media he's made up his mind,"said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, NC NAACP President. "We will press on with the petition and on November 27th, after we have collected signatures of clergy and other North Carolinians of good will across the state, we will deliver the open letter."

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Protesters "stand strong" in Alamance County Moral Monday (Times-News)

By Molly McGowan / Times-News
Published: Monday, October 28, 2013 at 21:33 PM.
Hundreds of people packed downtown Burlington’s amphitheater Monday night, spilling out into the Historic Depot and along the Front Street sidewalk to get an earful of Alamance County’s first Moral Monday rally.

Local and state officials charged an amped-up, sign-waving crowd to continue registering their discontent with the current North Carolina leadership, regarding the state’s failure to accept Medicaid expansion money, the rejection of federal unemployment insurance funds, cuts to teachers and educators, and legislation NAACP leaders say suppresses voting rights.

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19 Young Activists Changing America, including Dr. Barber (Moyers & Company)

A vibrant grass-roots progressive movement is winning victories, raising awareness and changing lives in every part of the country, but you might not know that if your main source of information is mainstream media. In the midst of a widening economic divide, a corporate assault on working families’ living standards and the right-wing tea party grip on the Republican Party, millions of Americans are fighting back in their neighborhoods, workplaces and voting booths to challenge the plutocracy and restore democracy.

Many of these efforts have been led by baby boomer veterans of the civil rights, anti-war, women’s rights, consumer safety and environmental movements. But in the past decade, a new generation of activists – born after 1960 – has stepped into leadership. Like the change makers who came before them, these activists know that the radical ideas of one generation are often the common-sense ideas of the next: They are practical idealists.

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