Chapel Hill News

NAACP, Moral March groups will deliver key legislative demands

David Price
David Price

Social justice and civil rights activists plan to travel Monday to the local offices of all 15 North Carolina members of Congress, including U.S. Rep. David Price, to deliver letters requesting their support for six “key demands.”

Groups including the Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Northern Orange branches of the NAACP and other groups who participated in this month’s Moral March demonstration also plan to ask Price, a Chapel Hill Democrat, to hold a public town hall by the end of March.

The 4 p.m. visit to 1777 Fordham Blvd., Suite 204, in Chapel Hill will be one of 15 simultaneous news conferences and letter deliveries, a news release stated.

The groups are demanding that federal lawmakers:

▪ Vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act.

▪ Oppose any executive orders or legislation “that will deport our immigrant brothers and sisters.”

▪ Restore full protections of the Voting Rights Act.

▪ Oppose any executive orders or legislation that will “ban or attack refugees or Muslims.”

▪ Publicly renounce “the lies about voter fraud and oppose the widespread voter suppression spreading across the country.”

▪ Support living wages and union rights.

“This visit is part of our ongoing efforts to hold our elected officials accountable at every level,” said Anna Richards, president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP. “We encourage everyone who joined us in Raleigh for the Moral March on Raleigh, to join us in Chapel Hill as we continue to build this movement together.”

Tammy Grubb: 919-829-8926, @TammyGrubb