- Rev. William Barber: Before Gov. Patrick McCrory leaves office Republicans are trying to strip power from Governor-elect Roy Cooper
- Seeing that they were failing at the ballot box, ultraconservatives passed legislation to strip the executive and courts of key powers, William Barber writes
The Rev. William J. Barber II, a Protestant minister, is president of the North Carolina NAACP, president of Repairers of the Breach, a progressive ecumenical organization, and founder of Moral Mondays, a grass-roots movement for racial and economic justice. He is the author of "The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)On Wednesday, December 14, an all-white caucus of the North Carolina General Assembly called the legislature into a second special session, giving their fellow legislators only two hours' notice.