RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina NAACP held a rally at the N.C. legislative building on Wednesday to discuss some of the organization's concerns with legislators.
The Rev. William Barber of the state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People spoke at a news conference prior to meeting one-on-one with legislators.
Barber discussed key concerns addressed by the organizations “14-point- agenda”.
“We are here because we have seen the effects of budget cuts on the faces of disabled veterans, the poor, the unemployment, and children," said Barber.
Barber said the group wants to meet with leaders to be heard on all issues that could affect minority groups -- including the voter I.D. Bill which would require voters to present identification at the polls.
“Anything else is nothing but a voter suppression scheme and 21st century poll tax and we will fight it with everything we have, ” said Barber.