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NC NAACP President calls latest compromise HB2 Repeal bill “an insult to civil rights”

As the state House and Senate prepare to take-up a compromise repeal of House Bill 2, the president of the North Carolina NAACP is making it clear this latest effort is shameful and unacceptable.  Here’s Reverend William Barber’s full statement:

HB2 must be repealed in full. This bill is anti-worker, anti-access to the courts, and anti-LGBTQ. It is shameful for Tim Moore and Phil Berger to demand a discriminatory compromise on a bill that should have never been passed in the first place. Setting a moratorium on local governments ability to pass anti-discrimination ordinances and to regulate private employment practices is another sweeping act of hubris by the legislature and takes power from officials elected by the people to serve the rights of the people. This is a bait and switch. We fought against this tactic when this same legislature sought to strip power from the Governor–disregarding their constitutional obligations in an effort to silence the voice of the voters. We will continue to fight against retaliatory voter suppression, anti-worker legislation, and any backroom efforts to enshrine discrimination in our laws. Above all, any moratorium on civil rights is not a compromise, it is a contradiction with the principle of equal protection under the law and our moral values.  We call on all those who stand for justice to vote no on compromise and pass a clean, full repeal of HB2.

The House and Senate convene at 11:00am to take up the repeal proposal that does not have the backing of the LGBT community.

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  1. […] William Barber, the president of the state’s NAACP, said in a statement that “any moratorium on civil rights is […]

  2. […] said in a statement before it was passed that “any moratorium on civil rights is not a compromise, it is a contradiction with the principle of equal protection under the law and our moral values.” […]

  3. […] said in a statement before it was passed that “any moratorium on civil rights is not a compromise, it is a contradiction with the principle of equal protection under the law and our moral values.” […]

  4. Alan

    March 30, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    I seriously hope you are listening Governor Cooper, this is no comprise, and your acceptance of this sham is a sell-out to those in the state who voted for you.

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