‘Journey for Justice’ to focus on voting rights in NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP will talk about a march from Alabama to Washington, D.C., in support of voting rights.

NAACP chapter President the Rev. William Barber will talk about the 860-mile march that began Aug. 1 in Selma that’s called America’s Journey for Justice. NAACP members and its supporters will join the march and continue across the Virginia state line.

Barber says the march’s theme in North Carolina will be voting rights since North Carolina is at the center of litigation on the issue.

The march also is focusing on sustainable jobs with a livable wage, an equitable public education system and a fair criminal justice system.

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