Advocates from the North Carolina NAACP, led by state President Rev. T. Anthony Spearman, have taken the extraordinary step of traveling to the nation’s capital today to take a public stand against President Trump’s attempt to install Raleigh lawyer Thomas Farr in the federal bench in the Eastern District of North Carolina. You can click here and here to read more about Farr’s background and controversial nomination. You can also watch a livestream of the NAACP event at 10:45 this morning.
Here are more details on today’s activities:
On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, the NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, will host a press conference in opposition to President Trump’s nomination of attorney, Thomas A. Farr, to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson; NAACP North Carolina State Conference President Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman; President of the Wendell Wake NAACP Charles Upchurch; President of the New Hanover County NAACP Deborah Maxwell; NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Policy Director Todd Cox; Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and other Members of Congress will be joined by about 50 members from the NAACP North Carolina State Conference at the press conference to speak out against the egregious nomination.
The NAACP strongly opposes this nomination. Throughout his career, Mr. Farr has consistently stood on the wrong side of civil rights issues and worked to intimidate, misinform, or otherwise disenfranchise African-American voters.
Following the press conference, NAACP leadership will take meetings with legislators on the Hill to continue to mobilize support against the nomination. The press conference will be livestreamed here.
WHAT: NAACP Press conference criticizing Thomas A. Farr’s nomination
WHERE: United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave, NE Washington, D.C. 20002
WHEN: February 28, 2018 at 10:45 a.m.
WHO: Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO, Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, NAACP North Carolina State Conference President, Charles Upchurch, President of Wendell Wake NAACP, Deborah Maxwell, President New Hanover County NAACP, Todd Cox, Director of Policy NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, (D-DC) and other members of Congress