Thursday, May 23, 2013

NC NAACP Calls for June 3rd Mass Rally on Moral Monday


23 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

The NC NAACP Calls for June 3rd Mass Rally on Moral Monday for Education and Voting Rights; Introduces 57 More People Arrested Last Monday; Details Grassroots Forward Together Movement Local Organizing Tour; Challenges NC General Assembly's Rush to Restart Racially-Biased Death Penalty and Questions Mean-Spirited NC Senate Budget at News Conference on Friday

RALEIGH - Tomorrow, Friday, May 24, 2013 at 10:00 am at Martin Street Baptist Church, 1001 E. Martin Street, Raleigh, NC, the North Carolina NAACP will hold a news conference to:  1) Introduce a new wave of arrestees; 2) Discuss the NC General Assembly's unseemly rush to start killing people on Death Row, even though the courts found gross racial bias in the way the state conducts its business of death; 3) Question mean-spirited NC Senate budget; 4) Announce the launch of the Forward Together Movement Grassroots Organizing Tour next week; 5) Call for a mass rally on Monday, June 3.  

            The June 3 Rally will focus on the twin pillars of democracy: Voting Rights and Education.  In observance of Memorial Day, no protests will be held this Monday, May 27.

            "Last Monday, another courageous wave of North Carolinians, ranging from 18 to 92 years old, from all backgrounds and all parts of the state, made the difficult moral decision to place their bodies, souls, and minds into the regressive machine on Jones Street," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President of the NC NAACP.  "The machine is run by a group of selfish people, who promote private policies for the few, by the few, and of the few."

            "As North Carolina wakes up to the moral low ground taken by this group, the Forward Together Movement grows by leaps and bounds," Barber said. "Next week we take the fight to the home districts of the group of legislators passing out-of-state ALEC-written regressive bills."

            No "Moral Monday" protests are scheduled for Monday, May 27, 2013 in observance of Memorial Day. 


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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