FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2014
FAYETTEVILLE - Carrying on the momentum of last weekend's Moral March on Raleigh HKonJ People's Assembly, the Forward Together Movement continues to stand up for its five-point moral agenda around North Carolina--this time by holding a MoralMonday rally in Fayetteville.
The Fayetteville/Cumberland Co., Harnett Co., Hoke Co. and Unified Robeson Co. branches of the NAACP, alongside the NAACP College Chapter at Fayetteville State University and a number of coalition partner organizations, are organizing the demonstration to protest against the cruel policies pushed onto struggling North Carolinians by extremists in the General Assembly in 2013.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the NC NAACP, will speak at the rally along with local community leaders.
"In 2014, we are continuing to take the Moral Mondays movement on the road, continuing to show lawmakers that their communities won't stand for these morally indefensible, constitutionally inconsistent and economically insane policies," Dr. Barber said. "In Cumberland and Robeson Counties, in Hoke and in Harnett, people are fed up and fired up, and they are going to make sure that their voices are heard on issues ranging from unemployment benefits to Medicaid expansion to racial injustice to the attacks on public education."
Fayetteville's Moral Monday rally will be held this Monday, Feb. 17 at 4:30 pm in Festival Park, located at 225 Ray Ave. All NC NAACP members, Forward Together Movement supporters and people interested in returning North Carolina to a progressive and moral path are encouraged to attend.
Aside from the local NAACP branches, the Moral Monday demonstration will benefit from the support of many community organizations, including the Black Leadership Caucus of Cumberland County, Cumberland County Progressives, the Pastor's Coalition, Democracy NC, Planned Parenthood and Quaker House.
"Last year, the extremists had their chance to vote and pass unjust laws in the General Assembly," Dr. Barber said. "This year we will make our voices heard in the streets and at the ballot box."