NAACP President William J. Barber led a delegation to U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's Washington office today.
Barber was part of a lobbying effort by the NAACP, which says that 880,000 African-Americans have died over the last 10 years because of a lack of health insurance, Rob Christensen reports.
"This cause is one of the most important moral and civil rights issues of our day," Barber said in a statement.
Meanwhile, a coalition of groups supporting health care legislation is holding phone bank training sessions tonight in Asheville, Charlotte, the Triangle, and Wilimington to train people to call Hagan.
Planned Parenthood is planning to run phone banks every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from their offices.
On Wednesday, the Health Care Action Now Coalition will hold a news conference outside of Hagan's Greensboro office on Wednesday to highlight the need for a public option in the health care legislation.
With the Senate expected to take up a health care bill soon, Hagan has been the subject of a major lobbying effort. She supports in general Democratic proposals for health care, but has given herself wiggle room on some of the details.