Friday, August 29, 2014

This Labor Day a Moral Monday with a Three-City Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 29, 2014

 

Contact: Sarah Bufkin, NC NAACP - smbufkin@gmail.com or 404.285.3413

 


 

The NC NAACP and the Forward Together Movement Join the NC AFL-CIO and Workers to Make This Labor Day a Moral Monday with a Three-City Tour

 

 

Moral Monday - Labor Day

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

 

Raleigh Stop

9 am - Press conference

Nash Square

201 S. Dawson St., Raleigh

 

Greensboro Stop

11 am - Press conference

Beloved Community Center

417 Arlington St, Greensboro

 

Charlotte Stop

5:30 pm - Moral Monday Rally

Marshall Park

800 E. Third St, Charlotte

 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The North Carolina NAACP and Clergy Members Representative of the Broader Forward Together Movement Clergy Deliver Letter to State Political Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 20, 2014

Contact: Sarah Bufkin, NC NAACP - smbufkin@gmail.com or 404.285.3413


A promotional video for the upcoming Moral Week of Action was also released

Moral Week of Action Promo | Forward Together Movement

Moral Week of Action Promo | Forward Together Movement

RALEIGH - After speaking about the moral urgency of acting now at the state legislature to turn North Carolina away from a regressive public policy agenda, the North Carolina NAACP and clergy members representing the broader Forward Together Moral Movement coalition delivered a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate Leader Phil Berger today.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Moral Week of Action at NC Capitol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 19, 2014

 

Contact: Sarah Bufkin, NC NAACP - smbufkin@gmail.com or 404.285.3413

 


 

The North Carolina NAACP and the Forward Together Movement to Announce Moral Week of Action at NC Capitol Wednesday before Clergy Deliver Letter to State Leadership

 

 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 20

2 pm

North Carolina State Capitol - Front steps

1 E. Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 

 


 

RALEIGH - Standing alongside justice-loving coalitions across the South and the nation, the North Carolina NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement are mobilizing for a Moral Week of Action at the end of August to challenge the regressive policies coming out of the General Assembly. Instead of using its short session to repeal and remedy the devastating laws passed last summer, the state legislative leadership made the situation worse this session.


Monday, August 18, 2014

#NCGA Senate Calendar August 20, 2014 (updated)

The Updated Senate Calendar has been posted on the N.C. General Assembly's website.

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2013 SESSION

SENATE CALENDAR
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Senate Convenes - 4:00 p.m.
Legislative Day 163



CALL TO ORDER
Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest, President
PRAYER
The Reverend Peter Milner, Senate Chaplain
JOURNAL APPROVAL
RATIFICATION OF BILLS ORDERED ENROLLED
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
REPORTS OF SELECT COMMITTEES
INTRODUCTIONS
MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
VETO MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
SPECIAL ORDERS
GENERAL ORDERS

#NCGA House Calendar Aug. 19, 2014


The House Calendar has been posted to the NCGA website.
 
HOUSE CALENDAR
161st Legislative Day
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
House Convenes at 11:00 A.M.
Thom Tillis, Speaker
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
PUBLIC FOR CONCURRENCE
HJR 182 Senate Committee Substitute - Blackwell and Collins (Primary Sponsors)
ADJOURNMENT RESOLUTION. (Senate Committee Substitute) (3rd Edition)
HB 718 Senate Committee Substitute - Holloway
ENSURE ADEQUATE FUNDS FOR TEACHER ASSISTANTS/REVENUES ALLOCATION. (Senate Committee Substitute) (3rd Edition)
HJR 901 Senate Committee Substitute - Stevens
ADJOURNMENT RESOLUTION. (Senate Committee Substitute) (2nd Edition)
HJR 1276 Senate Committee Substitute - T. Moore
ADJOURNMENT. (Senate Committee Substitute) (3rd Edition)


Saturday, August 16, 2014

News from The Hill Ferguson fuels 'kill switch' debate

By Kate Tummarello

Tech and civil liberties groups are pushing back on a California "kill switch" bill that they warn could be used to silence protests like the ones seen this week in Ferguson, Mo.

Critics say a California bill passed on Monday contains a dangerous carve-out that could give law enforcement the power to shut down cellphones during emergency situations, possibly including public demonstrations.

The California bill is aimed at curbing cellphone theft by requiring all smartphones sold in the state — home to 37 million people — to come equipped with a feature that allows users to remotely wipe their personal data and make the devices inoperable.

Read the story here.

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