The North Carolina NAACP, building on four weeks of Moral Monday demonstrations, has launched a 25-city statewide tour reaching from Elizabeth City to Hendersonville.
The Forward Together Movement Local Organizing Tour began May 28 in Raleigh and ends June 7 in Durham. It is intended to mobilize local communities against the direction the General Assembly is taking the state on issues important to people committed to social justice, including public education, access to voting, tax justice, adequate funding for state programs, support of vulnerable people, and the death penalty, among others.
The Rev. Dr. William Barber, the state NAACP President, said that legislators in Raleigh could pretend not to hear Moral Monday protestors at the General Assembly but the tour meant their constituents “will hear the bad news of their decisions to govern for the good of the few and wealthy at the expense of the majority of North Carolinians.”
At each stop on the tour, legal and policy experts will join grassroots leaders, Moral Monday arrestees, clergy and other organizers.
–Aleta Payne, Development and Communications