The Rev. William Barber is speaking out on the Wake County school board elections, but he doesn't want the media to hear what he'll be saying.
Barber, president of the state NAACP, has scheduled a "community mass meeting" for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Martin Street Baptist Church, 1001 E. Martin St. in Raleigh. The meeting is not open to the media.
During the meeting, Barber will give a presentation. The audience will also hear from "political action experts." Topics include early voting, voter education and mobilization.
Thank you to the Wake Community Network for a link to the flier.
"Unlike the last two years when they milked the media at every moment possible, they have prohibited the media from attending," says the conservative Wake Community Network in this post. "They don't want the media to see their hard core push to return to the old failed diversity busing system and the inflammatory rhetoric they will undoubtedly use to push for it.
They know Wake County voters still do not agree with the previous board's diversity assignment policy. Best to keep that hidden as much as possible."