Wednesday, June 5, 2013

NC NAACP Holds News Conference to Announce Next Stages for Moral Mondays and the Forward Together Movement


5 June 2013

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

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

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


DURHAM - The North Carolina NAACP will host a news conference on Thursday morning to announce the next stages of the Forward Together Movement, the Sixth Wave of Moral Mondays on June 10 and a Wednesday Witness on June 12 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of NAACP martyr Medgar Evers. At the Wednesday Witness, there will be an announcement of the Forward Together Voter Registration Summer Campaign June 12 through August 28, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

            The news conference will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 10:00 am at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2620 Weaver Street, Durham, NC.

            On Monday, 151 moral witnesses entered the NC General Assembly, with the backing of several thousand supporters on Halifax Mall, and exercised their constitutional right to petition their government for redress of grievances. Many more North Carolinians have attended meetings during the 26-stop Forward Together Movement Local Organizing Tour to empower grassroots efforts to empower everyday community members.

            "On Monday, June 10, an ecumenical group of faith leaders will encourage North Carolinians and congregants to join the growing North Carolina Forward Together Movement," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President of the NC NAACP. "The moral leaders will lend their prophetic voices and witnesses to this movement for a more democratic and just society."

            Speakers at the news conference will also announce a NAACP Wednesday Witness on June 12, 2013 to honor the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers, a field secretary for the NAACP in Mississippi.


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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