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Civil Rights Leaders Call on NCAA to Oppose Shameful HB2.0

Today, the North Carolina NAACP, HRC, Equality North Carolina, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), and the Freedom Center for Social Justice, issued a joint statement following North Carolina’s shameful new legislation that lawmakers and Governor Cooper falsely touted as a “repeal” of their discriminatory HB2 law.
 
“We call on the NCAA to oppose this shameful HB2.0 bill in North Carolina, and not to reward lawmakers who have passed this so-called ‘deal’ which is an affront to the values we all hold. This bill is anti-worker, anti-access to the courts, and anti-LGBTQ. It violates all basic principles of diversity, inclusion and basic civil rights. Fundamentally, any moratorium on civil rights is not a compromise, it is a contradiction with the principle of equal protection under the law and our moral values.”
 
This statement was cosigned by Dr. William Barber, North Carolina NAACP President; Chad Griffin, HRC President; Chris Sgro, Equality NC Executive Director; Mara Keisling, NCTE Executive Director; and Bishop Tonyia Rawls, Freedom Center for Social Justice Executive Director.