NC NAACP PRESIDENT BARBER LEAVES IN JUNE TO JOIN NAT’L POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN – Wilmington Journal

The Watch Dog response: Several folk have asked me why was Dr. Barber stepping down was it because of health issues? I said oh no he is moving on to work on the national level. But what has tickled me the hell out of me the most is a couple of people white and black asked me was I going to seek that post. Really? I am glad to know such a man and was in Greensboro at the NC NAACP State Convention in October 2005 when myself and some others had to fight to get him elected. I have enjoyed all he has done over the years and just excited about what he is going to do on his new post. Get ready, get ready!

Though he insists that he’s “really not leaving,” Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the State Conference of the North Carolina NAACP, says he will be “transitioning” from the state presidency next month to join a national “poor people’s” campaign to address issues of poverty and social inequality.

“I’m not going to run for another term [as president ] of the North Carolina NAACP, and I will step down in June,” the civil rights leader said Wednesday during a teleconference.

Maintaining that the NC NAACP is “…strong in our legal victories; strong in our organizational structure; strong financially and strong in the clarity of agenda…,” the civil rights leader expressed confidence that the next state president, coming from among the organization’s four vice presidents, will be up to the task.

Barber has been president of the North Carolina chapter, the largest in the South, since 2005. He led the once troubled conference into national prominence with weekly Moral Monday demonstrations at the North Carolina state legislature since 2013, and challenging the state on controversial cases of alleged racial injustice. (Read more)

Edgecombe County Democratic Party Will Convene To Recommend Names To The NC Democratic Party For Consideration Of Appointment To Edgecombe County Board of Elections

Attention To All Registered Democratic Of Edgecombe County: The Executive Committee Of Edgecombe County Democratic Party Will Convene On Tuesday May 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm ..@ The Edgecombe County Administrative Building Auditorium 201 St Andrews Street Tarboro, North Carolina ….. The purpose of this meeting is to nominate and recommend the names of the three eligible Edgecombe County residents.. To The North Carolina Democratic Party to be considered for the Edgecombe County Board of Elections …..This meeting is being called pursuant to N.C.General Statutes 163-30, 163-41, 163-42 …And Section 11.02 of the North Carolina Democratic Party Plan of Organization …..

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