Sunday, August 14, 2011



For Immediate Release

August 14, 2011

Contact:    Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, 919-394-8137

                   Mrs. Amina J. Turner, Executive Director, 919-682-4700

                   Atty. Jennifer W. Marsh, Legal Redress Coordinator, 919-682-4700

NAACP Grassroots Leaders to Challenge Discriminatory Redistricting

DURHAM, NC - State NAACP leaders will join representatives from the 40 North Carolina counties under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act for a press conference challenging the discriminatory redistricting maps passed by the NC General Assembly. The news conference will take place on Monday, August 15  at 10:00 AM at St. Paul's AME Church in Raleigh, NC .

Grassroots NAACP leadership will travel to Raleigh from the Section 5 counties because their communities are some of most vulnerable to the fundamental violations of national and state constitutions present in these maps. If implemented, these maps will serve to foster racial discrimination and inequality. The maps are designed to isolate, suppress and segregate the power and potential of the minority vote.

Monday, August 15, 2011

10:00 AM 

St. Paul's AME Church

402 West Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-1718