NC NAACP to Call for Boycott of North Carolina

NC NAACP to Call for Boycott of North Carolina


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
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke