Tuesday, March 18, 2014

News Conference Wednesday Morning to Announce Moral Monday Protest


March 18, 2014


For more information: William Jones, Statesville NAACP President, (925) 989-8619


For media assistance: Gay Shaver, (704) 876-6784



The Statesville and the South Iredell NAACP Branches and Their Partners Will Hold a News Conference Wednesday Morning to Announce Moral Monday Protest


Wed., March 19, 2014

11:00 am

Steps of Statesville City Hall

227 South Center St,

Statesville, NC 28687


STATESVILLE - The Statesville and South Iredell NAACP branches and their Iredell County partners will hold a news conference Wednesday to announce the Forward Together Movement's Moral Monday demonstration on Monday, March 24 in Statesville to protest Gov. Pat McCrory's and our local legislators' policies, which are hurting our state's most vulnerable people.


Gov. McCrory is slated to speak at the Iredell County Chamber of Commerce's annual awards dinner at the Statesville Civic Center on March 24. The event is sponsored in part by Duke Energy, which employed the Governor for 29 years before he took office last year. Duke Energy is responsible for the toxic coal ash spill in the Dan River last month.


In front of the Civic Center, where the Chamber Awards Banquet will be held, the NC NAACP and Forward Together Movement has called together North Carolinians of all colors, classes, creeds, sexual identities, ages and political parties to protest the deluge of extremist policies that Gov. McCrory, Speaker Thom Tillis, Senate Leader Phil Berger and their extremist colleagues have promoted in the past 14 months. In particular, the demonstration will examine the records of the Iredell County legislators to make the people aware of how their elected representatives are voting on these destructive bills.


On Wednesday, March 19, leaders from the NC NAACP along with the South Iredell and Statesville branches will meet with news media at 11 a.m. on the Statesville City Hall steps to describe the purpose and plan of this Moral Monday protest.


WHO:             The Statesville NAACP, South Iredell NAACP and coalition partners


WHAT:          News conference


WHEN:          Wednesday, March 19 at 11 am


WHERE:       Steps of the Statesville City Hall

                       227 South Center St

                       Statesville, NC 28687





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