The NC NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement Continues impacting, activism work in North Carolina.
Fifty college students and youth will gather at Bicentennial Mall at 3:30 pm today before undertaking a Jericho march around the NC state capitol. After the march, the youth will hold a press conference and rally to address social justice and policy issues that are impacting them and their families before holding voter registration and education canvases in Raleigh.
On Day 4 of the Moral Week of Action, young people from across North Carolina are leading a Moral Monday action today in Raleigh to demand that their lawmakers pass policies that support their futures rather than neglecting them and make decisions that protect their rights rather than suppressing them.
"Our young people have voices, and they will be here today to make themselves heard on these regressive policy choices in North Carolina - many of which are hurting them, their families and their futures already," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the NC NAACP. "Today, our youth are at risk of losing the educational and economic opportunities as well as the civil and social rights that earlier generations enjoyed.
This is the first generation that is expected not to live as long or to be as well off as their parents. But the youth in North Carolina are determined to buck that trend, and they are organizing to turn their anger against injustice, racial discrimination, violence and economic neglect into a movement for true change."
For this Moral Week of Action, North Carolinians stand in solidarity with justice-loving coalitions in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin as they raise a moral critique of the extreme Tea Party agenda and mobilize the people to make their voices heard.
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 more than 160 members of the “Historic Thousands on Jones Street” (HKonJ) People's Assembly Coalition, and is the architect of the Moral Monday & Forward Together Movement.
Contact: Sarah Bufkin, NC NAACP Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or (404).285.3413