NC NAACP going to legislators’ districts to call them out

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s NAACP is singling out four Republican lawmakers for their opposition to Medicaid expansion and their support of elections changes by holding advocacy efforts in their home districts.

State conference president the Rev. William Barber held a news conference Wednesday at the Legislative Building to discuss what’s being called “accountability campaigns.” Barber said the first one is happening in the Cleveland County district of House Speaker Tim Moore and will be capped by a rally Thursday evening.

The NAACP supports Medicaid expansion and opposes the 2013 election overhaul law. The effort is also highlighting the minimum wage and education spending.

The group is planning efforts later this month targeting Rep. Michael Speciale of New Bern, Senate leader Phil Berger of Eden and House Rules Chairman David Lewis of Dunn.

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