With the State Capitol Police Refusing to Arrest and Speaker Thom Tillis Refusing to Meet with Fifteen Moral Witnesses, the North Carolina NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement Settle in for a Long Night at the NC General Assembly
RALEIGH, NC - After state capitol law enforcement cleared the hallway in front of Speaker Thom Tillis' office in the face of the North Carolina NAACP and the Forward Together Moral Movement's action, Chief Jeff Weaver announced that they did not plan to make any arrests and that the confirmed 15 moral witnesses currently sitting in the Speaker's office.
"Speaker Thom Tillis and his aides have refused to engage in a serious discussion over the deep and weighty issues, and now they are playing a waiting game in hopes that we will lose heart, pack up and go home," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the North Carolina NAACP. "But we are not here to play games. These are serious, life-and-death questions. Where can the unemployed go for help? Where can those hardworking North Carolinians without health care access? Where can those who have been disenfranchised? We shall not be moved. We are settling in for a long night at the General Assembly. "
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