NAACP leader: GOP lawmakers offended public with policies

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A chief critic of North Carolina Republican policies on everything from voting and LGBT rights to health care and the minimum wage says GOP legislators have offended the public and their laws must be overturned.

State NAACP president the Rev. William Barber led a lobbying effort Tuesday at the Legislative Building for his organization and allied groups with the “Forward Together” movement. Clergy and other activists went door-to-door to House and Senate members’ offices to push their policy agenda.

A couple of hundred people joined Barber for an afternoon news conference, where he complained about the inaction of GOP legislative leaders, especially after court rulings on voting laws and redistricting.

In 2013, Barber began leading peaceful “Moral Monday” demonstrations at the Legislative Building that ultimately resulted in over 1,000 arrests.