NC Demonstrators Demand Lawmakers Back Agenda To Aid Poor
North Carolina demonstrators want state legislators to protect voting rights and implement a dozen other liberal policy prescriptions they say will lift up low-income residents. The North Carolina chapter of the Poor People’s Campaign held a news conference outside the Legislative Building on Monday to promote the group's agenda and later leave priority lists with legislators. The national campaign scheduled similar actions on Monday in about 30 other states and Washington. Goldsboro pastor the Rev. William Barber is a campaign co-chair. Campaign leaders are particularly worried about hundred of bills that they said would restrict voting in over 40 states.