NC NAACP to Call for Boycott of North Carolina

NC NAACP to Call for Boycott of North Carolina

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Led by North Carolina State Chapter President Dr. William Barber, the state chapter of the NC NAACP is calling for an economic boycott of North Carolina.

Plagued by a state Republicans elected in rigged districts that have been declared unconstitutional, the NC NAACP is using every tool in the activist playbook on lawmakers in a state that has fallen outside the definition of “democracy.”

After the Republican controlled North Carolina state legislature gutted the power of the newly elected Democratic Governor Roy Cooper on December 15, in effect nullifying the decision of voters on November 8, the NAACP chapter redoubled the pressure on lawmakers in the state continuing a powerful brand of fusion politics that many state parties could learn from.

The push by the North Carolina NAACP for an economic boycott is another example of their willingness to “go big” and bring attention to political issues with constant activism. Below is a video of Dr. William Barber explaining the political and racial history of North Carolina.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for NBCNews.com and TheRoot.com Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: LBurke007@gmail.com. Instagram: LVB325.

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