Project 2025 and Why America Should Be Worried

Voting is a fundamental right and a powerful tool for enacting change. By participating in the electoral process, you can influence policies and leadership at all levels of government, addressing issues such as racial equality, civil rights, economic justice, and access to quality education and healthcare. More than any other election in recent history, the 2024 election is one that will make or break democracy in the United States. EVERY vote counts! The NAACP urges each and every voter to recognize their power and responsibility in shaping the future of the country.

Right now, our nation should be on high alert to an organization called Project 2025. Former President Donald Trump, along with top Republicans and conservative figures and organizations, have outlined a plan to redesign the federal government in their image via an ultra-conservative plan called Project 2025. If Trump wins the November election, the Project 2025 agenda that he is a part of, will vastly remake the federal government to carry out an extremist far-right agenda.

What Is Project 2025?

The Project 2025 website states, “It is not enough for conservatives to win elections. If we are going to rescue the country from the grip of the radical Left, we need both a governing agenda and the right people in place, ready to carry this agenda out on day one of the next conservative administration. This is the goal of the 2025 Presidential Transition Project.”

Project 2025 is a huge 920-page playbook that outlines exactly what the next Trump presidency would look like. The document paints a picture of the America that conservatives hope to implement in the next Republican administration, whether it is Trump or someone else. The document is a detailed blueprint on how to carry out such a vision, through recommendations for key White House staff, cabinet positions, Congress, federal agencies, commissions and boards. The plan goes so far as to outline a vetting process for appointing and hiring the right people in every level of government to carry out this vision.

Heritage Project President Kevin D. Roberts states that the goal of Project 2025 is a promise to make America a conservative nation. The document emphasizes how the next Republican administration can execute their goals, including comprehensive outlines on what the White House and what every federal agency should do to overhaul its goals and day-to-day operations.

The New Republic magazine notes that Project 2025 is “a remarkably detailed guide to turning the United States into a fascist’s paradise.” The magazine states that the primary document of Project 2025 lays out what is essentially a “Christian nationalist vision of the United States, one in which married heterosexuality is the only valid form of sexual expression and identity; all pregnancies would be carried to term, even if that requires coercion or death; and transgender and gender-nonconforming people do not exist.” Among the many disturbing suggestions outlined in the playbook is a detailed plan to significantly eliminate the federal workforce of tens of thousands of workers in favor of hiring ones who will abide by the conservative principles of Project 2025.

Who’s behind Project 2025?

Project 2025 is the brainchild of The Heritage Foundation, the 50-year-old conservative think tank that’s among the most influential right-wing organizations in the country. The Heritage Foundation has used its resources, influence and money to push its conservative agenda in just about every facet of American life: anti-abortion advocacy, voter suppression, anti-climate policies and anti-LGBTQ advocacy. Project 2025 consists of more than 100 right-wing groups, which include America First Legal, the Public Interest Legal Foundation, and Moms for Liberty.

Purportedly, more than 400 scholars and policy experts from across the conservative movement and around the country wrote chapters in the Project 2025 plan and the 180-Day Playbook, including former Trump administration officials.

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Ben Davis Watch Him Fly – A Stage Play

Written and Performed by J. Leon Pridgen, II

Directed by Karen Abercrombie

Ben Davis – Watch Him Fly

is a one-man stage play that chronicles the fascinating life of General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., the first commander of the Tuskegee Airmen Red Tails. This is a theatrical experience that is inspirational and part of the fabric of our American history.

Show Times & Places:

July 11, 12 and 13, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m.

July 14, 2024 @ 3:00 p.m.

Iredell Arts Council

203 South Meeting Street, Statesville, NC 28677

July 17-20, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m.

Mooresville Performing Arts Center

161 South Magnolia Street, Mooresville, NC 28115

     The 14th Amendment: The Definition

        of Citizenship in the United States

The Fourteenth Amendment, approved by the Senate on June 8, 1866, and ratified on July 9, 1868, granted citizenship to all individuals "born or naturalized in the United States," including formerly enslaved people. It ensured all citizens received "equal protection under the laws," extending the Bill of Rights' provisions to the states. The amendment allowed the government to penalize states that restricted citizens' voting rights by reducing their representation in Congress accordingly. It barred those involved in insurrection against the United States from holding any civil, military, or elected office without a two-thirds majority approval from both the House and Senate. Additionally, it forbade former Confederate states from repaying war debts or compensating former slave owners for freed enslaved people. The amendment empowered Congress to enforce its provisions, leading to significant legislation like the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment was a requirement for former Confederate states to regain federal representation.

Mooresville-South Iredell NAACP

Passionately committed to advancing the cause of racial equity and social justice.

Ensure equality and help eliminate racial discrimination now and in the future.

History of the

Mooresville-South Iredell NAACP

The Mooresville-South Iredell Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was established in the late 1930s, with thirty members. Mrs. Odessa Carr was the organization’s first president.

After her tenure, Theodore Thomas and Oates Campbell served as head of the chapter. Rev. Curtis E. Johnson is the current president.

The chapter has constantly worked quietly for the advancement of black people as well as the entire community. The members of the chapter were thankful that the Mooresville community was one of the first to open its doors to everyone without any negative outcomes.

Under the successful leadership of President Norris Graham, the branch made great strides and satisfactory achievements in recreation, housing, and other areas that came about through a united community effort. The NAACP was acknowledged as the most effective organization in working for political and social equality.

The Mooresville-South Iredell Branch of the NAACP expressed its utmost gratitude to the late Rev. John E. McKenzie, who served as the organization’s “Rock of Gibraltar”, with his vibrant personality and leadership skills.

The objectives of all levels and all units of the NAACP are:

  • · To eliminate racial discrimination and segregation from all aspects of public life in America.

  • · To secure a free ballot for every qualified American citizen.

  • · To seek justice in the courts.

  • · To secure legislation banning discrimination and segregation.

  • · To secure equal job opportunities based upon individual merits without regard to race, religion, or national origin.

  • · To end mob violence and police brutality.

Lift Every Voice and Sing is the official song of the NAACP.

NAACP spells out the trials of black Americans and the triumphs they have known, largely through the efforts of the NAACP.

The Mooresville-South Iredell branch of the NAACP is worthy of far more than a passing glance. The branch was and is a source of pride and inspiration under the leadership of its officers then and now.

Mrs. Odessa Carr

Rev. John E. McKenzie

Rev. Curtis Johnson

Our Mission

The mission of the Mooresville/South Iredell branch of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens and to eliminate racial discrimination. We work tirelessly to empower individuals, advocate for change, and foster a more inclusive society.

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"We Just Knew Our Place"

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Regular Meetings

In-person meetings start April 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at 1020 Briarhill Road, Mooresville (W.H. Bryant Funeral Home)

Executive Board members are

asked to meet at 6:30 p.m.

Executive Board Members

Curtis Johnson, President

Randy Cherry, 1st Vice President

Tina Bolar, Secretary

Eva Johnson, Assistant Secretary

Pam Bryant, Treasurer

Brittany Westmoreland, Assistant Treasurer

Adele Harrison, Membership Chairperson

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