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

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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"

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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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