Friday, September 19, 2014

Moral Monday March to the Polls Rally To Be Held in Burnsville, NC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 19, 2014

Contact: Tom Wolf, NC NAACP - tiwolf13@gmail.com or 504-940-4441

Moral Monday March to the Polls Rally To Be Held in Burnsville, NC

Moral March to the Poll Rally

September 22, 2014

Burnsville, NC

Town Square

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Wake County D.A. Dismisses Moral Monday Protester Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 19, 2014

Contact: Tom Wolf, NC NAACP - tiwolf13@gmail.com or 504-940-4441

Wake County D.A. Dismisses Moral Monday Protester Charges

A Statement from the North Carolina NAACP

RALEIGH, NC - This morning, the Interim Wake County District Attorney dismissed charges against many of the Moral Monday protesters. The dismissals represent a victory for the "Rule of Law" in North Carolina and uphold the rights of citizens to protest and instruct their representatives in the North Carolina General Assembly, the People's House. The North Carolina NAACP released this statement:

They are Back: Return America will hold Rally at the #NCGA over Same Sex Marriage

    WebsiteBannerRally

  • Tuesday, September 30

    at 11:00am

  • Halifax Mall, 16 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC

Return America is calling on you once again to take a stand for our values!
One large, historic turnout to break all records is NEEDED to remind Roy Cooper, liberal judges, and others that we expect them to do their job and support our laws legally voted in by the people--our Marriage Amendment!
The Fourth Circuit Court has ruled against Virginia's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, and liberal activists now have our amendment as their target. North Carolina has the possibility of being affected by this ruling as we are a part of the Fourth Circuit. We MUST come out once again in a large number to unanimously show our support for our Judeo-Christian values that have made America great.
Take your stand NOW and join us for this historic event!
Attorney David Gibbs, III, of the National Center for Life and Liberty will be joining us.
Take a day of vacation--set your usual plans aside, grab a lawn chair, put on your patriotic attire, and let's show some good, old-fashioned patriotic spirit as we Rally in Raleigh for our Marriage Amendment!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NAACP slams Sen. Phil Berger on voting right

@Rob_Schofield: #NAACP rightfully slams Senator Phil Berger's new voter suppression efforts http://t.co/tCkoN9AHeh #ncga #ncpol #voterID #bluenc #consnc

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7th Circuit grants stay

LGBTQ Nation (@lgbtqnation)
#7thCircuit grants Wisconsin's request for stay in same-sex marriage ruling - http://t.co/D9c7nfFNcS #gay #LGBT

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

HKonJ Press Conference Summary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 16, 2014

 

Contact: Tom Wolf, NC NAACP - tiwolf13@gmail.com or 504-940-4441

 

RALEIGH, NC - The Historic Thousands on Jones St. Coalition gathered this morning to host a press conference in which Reverend Dr. William J. Barber, II, Professor Irving Joyner, Al McSurely, and Bob Hall both addressed the false and intimidating nature of Senator Phil Berger's televised ad, and explained their efforts to mobilize voters between now and the November elections. 

 

Rev. Dr. Barber opened the press conference by noting that nearly 800,000 North Carolinians still have not registered to vote. Reaching them in addition to the 250,000 African Americans and 400,000 white women who voted in 2008 and 2012 but not in 2010 will be a central to the NC NAACP's Get Out the Vote efforts leading up to the election. Rev. Dr. Barber said, "We are ensuring that all our branches are pushing everybody we know and say 'This is the time we must vote!'" 

 

To get out the vote, the NC NAACP established the Moral Freedom Summer program, in which almost forty young people knocked on the doors of and spoke to thousands of North Carolinians. It will also organize Freedom Sabbaths at churches, synagogues, and mosques throughout the state, as well as the March to the Polls rallies, over the next several weeks. Lastly, the NC NAACP will reach out to people across the state by telephone and social media. 

 

Rev. Dr. Barber also addressed the regressive voting laws implemented in North Carolina in July 2013, which, if not overturned, would curb voting access for people from all walks of life. "That is why," he said, "we've had veterans join the Moral Monday rallies. They have said they did not want to fight for freedom overseas only to see their freedom at home undermined." 

 

Irving Joyner, Professor of Law at NCCU, explained that our appeal against these voting laws is being expedited in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and is set to be heard startingon September 25th. Furthermore, Professor Joyner related the decision handed down by Judge Donald Stephens last week, which ruled the arrest of Leonard Beeghley unconstitutional. This decision, he said, has implications for the nearly thousand Moral Monday demonstrators who were arrested in the summer of 2013. 

 

Al McSurely also spoke at the news conference, condemning the deceptive ad endorsed by Senate Leader Phil Berger. The NC NAACP played the ad, after which Mr. McSurely said, "Senator Berger not only needs to take down this ad, but he also needs to get his backers to pay for an ad from now until election time saying that you do not need an I.D. to vote."  

 

The North Carolina NAACP has filed a complaint against Senator Berger with Kim Strach, Director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, and Doug Henderson, Guilford County District Attorney. The complaint states: "On August 29, 2014, North Carolina Senate Leader Phil Berger aired a 30-second ad on television in Guilford County and other areas which boasted that Sen. Berger had passed a law that required North Carolina voters to have a photo ID if they wanted to vote in North Carolina elections. On information and belief, Sen. Berger has spent $122,000 on this ad, and similar ones, in an effort to intimidate and discourage people who do not have a photo ID for the 2014 elections." 

 

The NC NAACP then showed its own fact-checked video, which provides specific information regarding what voters need to know before the November elections. 

 

Several members of the media were present, so if you would like more in-depth coverage, tune in to your local television or radio stations tonight for more information. 

 

 

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