Title















Site Registration | Find a Copy | Event Calendar | Site Map
The Voice of the Black Community
My business story

We’re in the business of telling the Queen City story with an African-American perspective.www.thecharlottepost.com

Posted by The Charlotte Post on Monday, March 7, 2016

News

NAACP delivers message for governor-elect
State president challenges McCrory's politics
 
Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012 7:33 am
by Evelyn Howell, The Triangle Tribune

DURHAM – N.C. NAACP President William Barber has one question for Governor-elect Pat McCrory: “What kind of Republican will you be?”


Barber said the NAACP has deep concerns on whether McCrory will roll back voting rights, voter registration and repeal Obamacare. McCrory is the first Republican elected governor of North Carolina in 20 years.


“We are calling on Governor McCrory to resist that. We hope he won’t close his door to those who are poor. We will not go backwards for what is just and right and what is fair,” said Barber at a press conference last weekend in Durham to renew their request for McCrory to meet with the NAACP before he takes office in January.


Barber wants McCrory to speak to them at their next scheduled NAACP delegation meeting to discuss civil rights and issued a challenge to McCrory to “govern for the good of the whole.”


“The civil and human rights community is more than willing to work with Governor-elect McCrory and the N.C. General Assembly leadership in ways that will advance civil rights and justice,” he said. “We too believe in reform, equal rights for all people.


“We have always challenged our elected officials, be they Democrat or Republican, to lift our state from the bottom and govern as our state’s Constitution demands.”


Barber said he is deeply concerned about McCrory placing Art Pope, a Raleigh businessman and “ultra–conservative” in an advisory position for his transition team, citing Pope’s stance on Obamacare.


“He will be regressive to North Carolina,” he said.



 






Comments

Leave a Comment


Send this page to a friend

Upcoming Events

read all
2

Art & Music Workshops by Guerilla Poets

Art & Music Workshops by Guerilla Poets 11am

19

Hammonds House Museum Launches 30th Anniversary Season with Carrie Mae Weems Exhibition

Hammonds House Museum launches its 30th

20

The Suicide Journals - Written & Directed by Veronique LaShell MacRae

V.Lash Productions presents the award winning

Latest News

read all

CMS ensembles participate in 'A Musical Showcase'

April 23 program of choral, instrumental groups

The hardest part of season begins for Charlotte 49ers football

End of spring game opens preparation for summer

Jazz initiave at Aldersgate

Showcase reaches out at retirement community