NC NAACP convention photo blog

I've just returned from a day at the NC NAACP annual state convention in Rocky Mount. Though I had been to quite a few NAACP meetings in the past, I didn't make it official until joining in April of this year. Little did I know the wave of Moral Monday activism that would be ahead. This was my first time going to the state convention, and as I do with many political activities, I thought I'd share here on Blue NC to encourage folks to attend a local branch meeting for your area and see what you're missing out on if you're not at the state convention.

Of course we had a Democracy NC table set up to pass out our legislative reports, our 2013 get out the vote wallet cards, and other materials we've produced:

A luncheon with a lot of great speakers and singers:

A session on the state of voting rights in North Carolina:

Rev. Barber's message was don't get caught up on photo ID, that's not required until 2016, and there's work to be doing right now like get out the vote, like voter registration and education leading up to the 2014 elections, and finding witnesses for the legal challenges.

Yesterday there was a session focused on organizing the Moral Monday arrestees. Tomorrow is the final day of the convention, you can see the full schedule here.

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Not to leave the Deltas out

Not to leave my friends with Delta Sigma Theta out, they also had a sizable state convention just last Saturday, also in eastern NC, with a lot of get out the vote messaging & workshops, and some cool swag too!

Thank you Jake

I am indeed now encouraged to attend a local branch meeting.

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"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis

Democracy NC rocks

And so does Jake Gellar-Goad. :)

I know your work must be exhausting sometimes, but never allow yourself to doubt how much of a difference you are making. Just a handful of determined folks defied and then defeated a global empire. And you're carrying their torch.

What he said

+1 to scharrison's comment

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"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis