Repairers of the Breach

Rev. William Barber speaks in front of a group of advocates

Advocates deliver “cease and desist” letter to NC legislative leaders

BY: - August 15, 2023

In the absence of a state budget, activists are demanding that the North Carolina legislature “cease and desist” from harmful policymaking. In a letter sent by email to the members of the General Assembly on Friday August 11 and delivered again in-person on Monday, representatives of Repairers of the Breach — a national advocacy coalition […]

Rev. Barber tests positive for COVID-19, encourages vaccines and boosters

BY: - January 6, 2022

Rev. William Barber has tested positive for COVID-19. Barber, the former president of the North Carolina NAACP and current president of Repairers of the Breach and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, announced his diagnosis in a statement early Thursday in which he praised vaccines and boosters and encouraged people to get them to protect […]

Rev. Barber leads day of action in DC for voting rights protections, promised reforms

BY: - November 18, 2021

‘The right time to do right is right now!’ Hundreds of people marched in Washington on Wednesday, singing songs of struggle and calling for the passage of a voting rights bill by the end of the year. Rev. William Barber II marched alongside other faith leaders, poor and working class Americans and allied elected officials, […]

Barber: Handling of Andrew Brown Jr. case ‘Inept, Incompetent, Incapable’ (video)

BY: - April 28, 2021

Pastors in the Elizabeth City area, along with the president of the North Carolina conference of the NAACP met Tuesday afternoon with attorneys for Andrew Brown Jr., the Elizabeth City man shot and killed last week by law enforcement, to declare a “moral emergency” in the country. Reverend William Barber, president of Repairers of the […]

More than one million North Carolinians have already cast their ballots

BY: - October 17, 2020

North Carolinians are wasting little time in making their voice heard in the 2020 election. As of Saturday morning, more than 1.2 million votes had been cast through early voting and mail-in ballots. That amounts to more than 17 percent of the state’s registered voters, according to the North Carolina State Board of Elections. “We’re […]

Rev. Barber takes moral movement to the White House

BY: - June 13, 2019

In case you missed it yesterday, North Carolina’s Rev. William Barber brought the moral movement that he helped make famous via protests at the General Assembly to the nation’s capital yesterday. Adrienne Masha Varkiani of Think Progress reports: Secret Service interferes with ‘Moral Witness Wednesday’ protest in front of White House “Love is radical, truth […]