- Associated Press - Friday, December 23, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina’s Democratic Gov.-elect Roy Cooper is opposing the state NAACP leader’s call for a national economic boycott to pressure state lawmakers into overturning a law limiting LGBT rights and other actions by Republicans.

Cooper said Friday in a release he shares others’ frustrations about Republican policies such as House Bill 2, but he said the better way is to bring companies and people to North Carolina to “join us in the fight for fairness.”

North Carolina NAACP leader the Rev. William Barber announced Thursday his organization would ask the national civil rights group to begin a boycott similar to one against South Carolina when the Confederate battle flag flew on the Statehouse grounds.

Barber is also unhappy with legislation addressing the appellate courts and elections and with redistricting.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide