NC NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement to Hold Moral Monday Accountability Organizing Meeting In Harnett County at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015
DUNN, NC: The NC NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement are holding their fourth and final Moral Monday accountability organizing meeting at Dunn Chapel Free Will Baptist Church on Monday, March 30, 2015. They will discuss key pieces of legislation sponsored and voted for and against by Rep. David Lewis, who serves Harnett County.
Rep. Lewis has 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. 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, 51% of ballots in Harnett County were cast during the early voting period. 1,386 new voters used same-day-registration, and 4,031 registered voters did not have a North Carolina photo ID. As of 2012, 22,425 people in Harnett County live in poverty. This 18.9% poverty rate is higher than the state average. In 2012, 42.8% of Harnett County residents were designated low-income.
The NC NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement will discuss the implications of these statistics and more at the organizing meeting and news conference, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Dunn Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
WHO: NC NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement
WHAT: News Conference and Organizing Meeting
WHEN: 7 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015
WHERE: Dunn Chapel Free Will Baptist Church
607 E. Edgerton St., Dunn