Sunday, December 15, 2013

Week 3 of Statewide Art Pope Informational Picket Campaign Kicks Off With 9 Simultaneous Pickets


December 15, 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

Week 3 of Statewide Art Pope Informational Picket Campaign

Kicks Off With 9 Simultaneous Pickets

Monday, December 16, 2013

4:00 PM

Since December 2nd, the NC NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement have been holding statewide informational pickets outside of Budget Director Art Pope-owned stores. This campaign has shined a light on NC Budget Director Art Pope's support and influence on the extremist and regressive direction of North Carolina public policy. These policies hurt the very people who shop and work at the stores he owns. 

On Monday, December 16th, the informational picket campaign will continue with eight simultaneous pickets beginning at 4:00 PM in Burlington, Carolina Beach, Wilmington, Dunn, Elizabeth City, Greenville, Rocky Mount, and Wilson. Information about the location of these pickets can be found below. Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and others will join the Rocky Mount picket and respond to Budget Director Art Pope's December 9th letter.

The informational picket campaign is a statewide effort to raise awareness and demand that Budget Director Pope call for a reversal of extremist laws and policies passed in the 2013 Legislative Session and support the request for a Special Redemption Session of the North Carolina General Assembly to reverse course on two extremist policies, the denial of Medicaid and emergency unemployment benefits that will harm the most vulnerable members of our state. This effort has already spread across the state and pickets have been held in cities including Belmont, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, and Weaverville. 

Burlington Maxway

508 N. Church St. (HW 70)

Burlington, NC

**Meet at 3:30 at Eva Barker Park, 175 N Main St., to park and walk together to Maxway

Carolina Beach Maxway

Federal Point Shopping Center,

Carolina Beach, NC

Wilmington Roses

2638 Carolina Beach Rd. 

Wilmington, NC

Dunn Roses

1915 W. Cumberland St. 

Dunn NC 28334

**Meet outside of Roses at 3:45 pm

Elizabeth City Roses

830 Halstead Blvd.

Elizabeth City, NC

Greenville Maxway

2400 S. Memorial Dr. 

Greenville, NC 27834

Rocky Mount Roses

Edgecombe Park Shopping Plaza

1129 Fairview Rd.

Rocky Mount, NC

Wilson Roses

3401 Raleigh Rd. Pkwy W.

Wilson, NC



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