Monday, May 13, 2013

NC NAACP Announces New Moral Monday With Focus on Economic Justice and the Rights of Poor and Working People


13 May 2013

For More Information:           Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, President, 919-394-8137

                                                Mrs. Amina J. Turner, Executive Director, 919-682-4700

For Media Assistance:            Rob Stephens, Field Secretary, 336-577-9335


RALEIGH - The North Carolina NAACP will host a news conference on Monday afternoon prior to a new "Moral Monday" action to protest an avalanche of Old South policies being promoted and passed at the NC General Assembly. Continuing to utilize the moral tradition and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience and peaceful protest, this Moral Monday will focus heavily on economic issues, worker's rights, tax reform and how their policies will impact poor and working people.

            The news conference will take place on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm at Davie Street Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Davie Street, Raleigh, NC. The group will then travel to Bicentennial Mall before crossing the street and entering the NC General Assembly, 16 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC.

            "The leadership of the NC General Assembly and the Governor ran on a platform of jobs and economic growth, but are now governing directly against those goals," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President of the NC NAACP. "Rich right-wing entities and people fund and feed the ultra-conservative social issues agenda on one hand, while they use a bait and switch maneuver to pass economic and tax policies that will transfer more wealth to them and hurt the same poor and working class people they need to get elected. This must be exposed as not only morally indefensible but constitutionally inconsistent and economically insane."


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. 


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