Youth take their concerns to the Governor

The second Witness Wednesday, a spin-off recurring bit of activism from the Moral Mondays, was led by North Carolina's youth and students. It started with a press conference and was followed by a march to the Governor's office to deliver their demands relating to civil rights, voting rights, education, the racial justice act, and other important issues.

As the legislative session draws closer to a close, more and more attention will be shifting to the Governor's desk as he decides what to sign into law. There were members of the Student Power Union, the NAACP, Democracy Summer interns, and others involved in today's actions. Here are some glimpses into the day.

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"NAACP, students challenge education changes"
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- The NAACP announced Wednesday it will join with a group of students who plan to challenge Governor Pat McCrory to veto any budget cuts for higher education.

"North Carolina could soon become the only state in the South that is actually cutting funds for higher education this year," said Tyler Swanson, student leader and member of the NC A&T State University chapter of the NAACP in a news release sent out by the civil rights organization.

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