Thursday, January 30, 2014

Forward Together Movement to Host a Moral Monday 'Cost and Loss'


January 30, 2014



For More Information: Laurel Ashton, Field Secretary, 828 713 3864

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


Forward Together Movement to Host a Moral Monday 'Cost and Loss' Policy Briefingon Feb. 3 to Explore Damages Inflicted on North Carolinians by the Extremist Policies Passed by the General Assembly and Signed by Gov. McCrory

RALEIGH - In order to better understand the damage inflicted on our state last year by extremists in the General Assembly, the Forward Together Moral Movement kicks off 2014 with its first Moral Monday event on Feb. 3 in Raleigh - the "Cost and Loss" Policy Briefing.


The briefing will bring together scholars, economists, business people and policy experts to explain how the laws and regulations passed by the General Assembly and supported by Gov. Pat McCrory have cost the average North Carolinian morally, economically, socially, politically and physically.


"While Gov. McCrory, supported by Speaker Tillis, Senate Leader Berger, Budget Director Art Pope and other extremists in the NC General Assembly, continues to tout that NC is on a "Carolina Comeback," we must expose the reality of a "Carolina Set-Back," said Reverend Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the North Carolina NAACP and convener of the Moral March HKonJ People's Assembly. "With these policies in place, North Carolina is moving backwards, not forward."


Using their expertise in fields ranging from criminal justice to the economy, the Cost and Loss speakers will do just that. Confirmed panelists include historian Tim Tyson, the NCAE's Jessica Holmes and political scientist Jarvis Hall. A list of participants is included below.


Starting at 3 pm on Monday, the event will take place at the Martin St Baptist Church Family Life Center, located at 1001 E Martin St, Raleigh, NC. For all those unable to attend in person, the NC NAACP will be live-streaming the event. (Access the live-stream here.) 


After Dr. Barber gives opening remarks, the scholars, experts and activists will present on their respective issues for an hour before the floor will be opened up to questions from audience members and the media. People watching the event over the live stream are invited to also submit their questions through Twitter by tweeting at @ncnaacp or using the hashtag #CostandLoss.


The 'Cost and Loss' Policy Briefing will pave the way for the Moral March HKonJ People's Assembly on Feb. 8 where thousands of people from around the state and across the country will gather in Raleigh to raise their voices against the morally-indefensible, constitutionally-inconsistent and economically-insane policies pushed by extremists in the NC General Assembly.


"On Feb. 8, thousands will say to Gov. McCrory, Speaker Tillis, Senate Leader Berger and Budget Director Art Pope that they will not tolerate a government that protects the privileges of a wealthy few, a government that kicks people when they are down," Dr. Barber said.


The HKonJ pre-march services will begin at 9 am at Shaw University on Wilmington Stbetween South St and MLK Jr Blvd. The formal Moral March program will open at 9:30 am in the same location. At 10:30 am, all those gathered will proceed to march through Raleigh to the state capitol building, and the People's Assembly will commence at 11 am on Fayetteville St directly in front of the capitol.


More information about the event, scheduling and transportation can be found here. If your organization is getting together a bus or van to get to the march, please fill out theregistration form.


Don't forget to RSVP your attendance at the Moral March!


Wondering why you should join us in Raleigh on Feb. 8? Want some help convincing your friends? Watch "We Are Not Going Back!" | Moral March on Raleigh Promotional video.


And join us at the Moral Monday Cost and Loss Policy Briefing at 3 pm on Feb. 3, either in person or online. RSVP to the event here. #ForwardTogether #MoralMarch


Moral Monday Cost and Loss Policy Confirmed Speakers:*


Irene Godinez, North Carolina & Virginia Director of Public Affairs with Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Inc.

Bob Hall, Executive Director of Democracy NC

Jarvis Hall, NCCU professor of Political Science and director of the Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change

Jessica Holmes, North Carolina Association of Educators attorney

Irv Joyner, NCCU law professor and criminal-justice expert


Gene Nichol, Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill

Rodney Sadler, Union Presbyterian Seminary professor

Alexandra Sirota, Director of the NC Budget and Tax Center

Tim Tyson, Duke professor and civil-rights historian

Charles Van der Horst, professor at the UNC School of Medicine-Infectious Diseases Division and HIV/AIDS expert


*This list is not yet final. 


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