August 15, 2017/Press

NCDP Statement on Confederate Monuments

Raleigh – North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Goodwin released the following statement after Governor Roy Cooper called for the removal of confederate statues in North Carolina:

“Our state cannot move forward together until we face our past. A growing chorus of civil rights and religious leaders, activists, and elected officials, including Governor Cooper, are right to do just that. Only through removing these monuments will our state begin to heal the sores of war. I ask that Republicans join with Democrats and concerned citizens in allowing communities to remove symbols of hate and racism. Morality and decency and respect, not politics, demand it.”