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NC NAACP launches tour against state legislation

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is launching a 25-county tour targeting the policies of the Republican-led General Assembly.

The civil rights group heads Tuesday to Wake, Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe counties for public events featuring legal and policy experts, grassroots organizers and people arrested during weekly protests at the state legislature. They’ll visit Wilmington Friday.

The state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will also release a mid-session report card assessing each legislator’s votes for their effects on behalf of the state’s poorer residents.

The NAACP has criticized Republican action on economic policy, social programs, education and voting rights. More than 150 people have been arrested in the group’s protests at the General Assembly.

The next demonstration in the group’s Monday series comes June 3.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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