Minorities
6:51 am
Tue May 27, 2014

NC NAACP Leads Protesters to Legislative Offices

The North Carolina NAACP and its "Moral Monday" legislative protest movement is going door-to-door with its message.

North Carolina Legislative Building in Raleigh
North Carolina Legislative Building in Raleigh
Credit By Abbylabar (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The civil rights group says members plan to visit every state legislator's office Tuesday to lobby for the expansion of Medicaid, the restoration of the Earned Income Tax Credit, the extension of unemployment benefits, more money for teachers and public schools and stronger environmental regulation.   The group says they will gather behind the Legislative Building to listen to a policy briefing then break into teams to visit offices.  They will then have lunch in solidarity with the working poor.
 
Last week about 1,500 people attended the "Moral Monday" kickoff with a silent march through the Legislative Building.

No Monday evening protest was scheduled this week because of Memorial Day.
 

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