1st Moral Monday of the 2014 Legislative Session

Our elected officials are returning to Raleigh and we are returning with them! Join us on May 19th. More information to come. RSVP on Facebook.

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Iredell County Moral Monday

March 24, 2014 at 5pm - 7pm
Outside the Statesville Civic Center
300 S Center St
Statesville, NC 28677

The concerned residents of Iredell county will hold a local Moral Monday rally outside of the Statesville Civic Center where Gov. McCrory will be giving the keynote address at the Annual Chamber Awards Dinner, to call our communities into action and hold our local legislators accountable for passing legislation that cuts funding to public education, restricts voting rights, hurts poor and working North Carolinians, denies medicaid to half a million people, and harms the environment. We will remind Gov. McCrory and all members of the NCGA that we are paying attention and we will be heard!

**Please do not park in the Civic Center parking lot. You will be directed where to park at the event.**

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Moral Monday Town Hall: the Dan River Spill & the Affects of Coal Ash in NC

**Important Announcement! The Moral Monday Town Hall has been rescheduled to March 31st due to bad weather predictions. Please spread the word.**

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 6:00 pm
United in Christ Ministries Church
211 N. Oakland Ave. Eden, NC 27288

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The NC NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement will join with health and environmental experts to discuss the dangerous consequences of the Dan River spill and of coal ash ponds on our economy, environment, and health. 

Are you concerned about the health risks of living and fishing near a coal ash pond? Do you have questions about Gov. McCrory and the NC Department of Environmental Resources' response to the spill? Do you believe Duke Energy needs to use this opportunity to create jobs and pay to clean up the spill with their own profits rather than hike our electricity bills? 

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Voting Rights Rally

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 4:00 pm
South side of the State Capitol
1 E. Edenton St. Raleigh, NC 27601

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The NC NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement will rally outside the state capitol building on Tuesday, March 11 to draw attention to the massive rollback of voting rights that extremist lawmakers pushed through the General Assembly last year and to call for renewed mobilization for voter protections at both the state and federal levels. 

Co-hosted by the Saving OurSelves (S.O.S.) Movement for Justice and Democracy as a part of its week-long tour through Southern state capitols, Tuesday’s demonstration will highlight the tremendous harm done by the US Supreme Court’s reckless decision to gut the Voting Rights Act last summer and will push for Congress to restore a full-strength version of Section IV under the act. Currently, congressional lawmakers have introduced a weaker reinstatement of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that would leave North Carolina, Alabama and Florida as uncovered jurisdictions under Section V. 

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Fayetteville Moral Monday

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 4:30 pm
Festival Park
225 Ray Ave. Fayetteville, NC

Coalition Partners: Fayetteville/Cumberland Co Branch of the NAACP, Fayetteville NOW, Fayettevile Residents, Black Leadership Caucus of Cumberland Co., Cumberland Co. Progressives, Pastors' Coalition, Cumberland Co. Association of Educators, FSU College Chapter of the NAACP, Democracy NC, Planned Parenthood, Quaker House, and Harnett Co, Hoke Co, & Unified Robeson Co Branches of the NAACP.

Speakers will include Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the NC NAACP, and other local residents and community activists. 

Over the past year, the North Carolina State Legislature, Gov. McCrory, Speaker Tillis, Senate Leader Berger, and Budget Director Art Pope have waged war on hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians through the passage of extreme and regressive laws – severe cuts in unemployment benefits for 170,000, the denial of Medicaid to nearly 500,000 people, increased taxes for working people, and the adoption of a budget that makes drastic cuts to public education. If that was not enough, these extremist politicians also passed the nation’s worst voter suppression bill

 

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Moral March on Raleigh HKonJ People's Assembly

Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 9:00 am
Gather at Shaw University
Wilmington St. between South St. and MLK Jr. Blvd.

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On February 8, 2014, tens of thousands of people will gather at Shaw University on Wilmington St. between South St. and MLK Jr. Blvd. at 9:00 a.m. in downtown Raleigh. The march to Fayetteville St. will begin around 10:30 a.m. after which we will begin the mass people's assembly on the doorstep of the State Capitol.

For the past seven years, a fusion movement has been growing in North Carolina. In 2006, the Historic Thousands on Jones St. (HKonJ) People's Assembly Coalition was formed under the leadership of Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and the North Carolina NAACP. It has grown to include over 150 coalition partners. Each year this fusion movement comes together on the second Saturday in February to hold a mass people's assembly to reaffirm its commitment to the 14 Point People's Agenda and to hold lawmakers accountable to the people of North Carolina. 

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Pre-Moral March Mass Meeting & Worship Service

On the night before the Moral March on Raleigh and HKonJ People's Assembly...

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 7:00 pm
Abundant Life Christian Center in Raleigh
4400 Old Poole Rd. Raleigh, NC

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The NC NAACP and HKonJ Coalition Partners invite you to join us as we prepare for the Moral March on Raleigh with a mass meeting and service on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

Traditionally during the Civil Rights Movement, mass meetings and worship services were held every evening during a struggle and especially on the night before marches. The mass meetings served to inspire the participants, emphasize the moral center of the Movement and give marchers the courage to continue the struggle.

The Pre-Moral March Mass Meeting and Worship Service is open to all people. This service is designed to prepare us for the Moral March on Raleigh by spiritually invoking enthusiasm, fellowship, confidence, strength, unity, love, peace, and a source of power beyond what can be seen with our eyes or calculated with our minds. This is a call for humility, prayer, redemption, solidarity, endurance, and spiritual connectivity as part of the moral civil/human rights tradition, and prophetic journey toward justice.

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Moral Monday Cost & Loss Policy Briefing

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

1001 E. Martin St. Raleigh, NC 

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After 39 Moral Mondays across the state, the 40th Moral Monday will be a Cost & Loss Policy Press Briefing. This event will set the stage and the factual argument for the Moral March on Raleigh HKonJ People's Assembly on February 8th, led by the NC NAACP and the HKonJ People's Coalition.

While Governor 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 Cover-up”. This event will feature scholars and policy experts from across the Triangle area who will share their knowledge on the damage (cost and loss) of last year's state legislative actions. This event will be open to questions from the audience and press.

You can watch the event live HERE and participate in the twitter Q&A from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm using the hashtag #Costandloss @ncnaacp.

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