Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Statement from the North Carolina NAACP


18 September 2013 


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

Atty. Jamie Phillips Cole, Public Policy Coordinator, 919-682-4700 

For Media Assistance:          Laurel Ashton, Field Secretary, 828-713-3864 


A Statement from the North Carolina NAACP


North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Claude Pope held a news conference on Tuesday, in which he criticized the Forward Together Movement and the continuing Moral Monday rallies. The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President of the North Carolina NAACP, issued the following statement.


"We pray for Mr. Pope, his family and his Party. It is difficult, when you find yourself on the wrong side of history, to face truth.  


But let us be clear: the North Carolina NAACP's dispute and critique is not with Mr. Claude Pope. We are highly critical of Gov. McCrory, Mr. Tillis and Mr. Berger and other elected officials, who put their hands on the Holy Bible, and swore to uphold the Constitutions of North Carolina and the United States, to govern for the good of the whole.  


They have not done so. Until they do, the broad, deep diversity of the Forward Together Movement will continue to challenge their immoral, unconstitutional policies."  




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. The NC Conference of NAACP Branches is 70 years old this year and is made up of over 100 Adult, Youth and College NAACP units across the state, convenes the more the 150 members of the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) Peoples Assembly Coalition, and is the architect of the Moral Monday & Forward Together Movement.   


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