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.