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Protesters to picket state budget director’s stores

Art Pope 3The North Carolina NAACP and other activist groups will commence a series of informational pickets today to shine more light on the rather amazing breadth and depth of the influence of state budget director, Art Pope. The pickets will take place today at 4:00 p.m. outside two of the chain stores owned by Pope’s Variety Wholesalers, Maxway and Rose’s.

The Maxway event will take place at 1905 Poole Rd. in Raleigh. The Rose’s event will take place  at University Mall, 201-C36 Estes Dr. Chapel Hill.

According to an announcement:

“The informational picket campaign is a statewide effort to raise awareness and demand that Budget Director Pope call for a reversal of extremist laws and policies passed in the 2013 Legislative Session and support the request for a Special Redemption Session of the North Carolina General Assembly to reverse course on two extremist policies, the denial of Medicaid and emergency unemployment benefits that will harm the most vulnerable members of our state.”

Learn more at the event’s Facebook page by clicking here.

2 Comments


  1. Sally Smooth

    December 2, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I am interested in why the ACLU is not involved the subsidization of non-public schools with vouchers within North Carolina. This is discrimination at its worst in the year 2013.

  2. Skeptic

    December 2, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    I hope they BARBECUE his dumb a$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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