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Thank North Carolina's Moral Monday Protesters for Standing Up for Justice

Thank North Carolina's Moral Monday Protesters for Standing Up for Justice

This year, the GOP took power in the North Carolina state house and governor's mansion for the first time since Reconstruction. Once in office, Republicans didn't lose any time implementing a radical right-wing agenda. In the past two months, they have declined the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, ended unemployment benefits for 71,000 people, repealed a law that allowed death-row inmates to challenge sentences based on racial bias and pushed for a host of voting restrictions that threaten to disenfranchise college students and people of color. 

Legislators even attempted to impose draconian restrictions on abortion rights by attaching them first to so-called "anti-Sharia" legislation and then to a motorcycle safety bill. 

In the face of all of this, the people of North Carolina are fighting back. Beginning on April 29, a coalition lead by the North Carolina NAACP has been staging inspiring weekly nonviolent protests at their statehouse, called Moral Mondays. So far, more than 900 activists have been arrested. 

Join The Nation in thanking the Moral Monday protesters and telling them we've got their back. Then, if you can, head to the North Carolina NAACP and give a donation to keep Moral Mondays going strong. 

Moral Monday protesters
Moral Monday activists, including the original 17 protesters. (Eric Etheridge) 

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2410 4 weeks ago Sarah Apfel New York, NY
2409 1 month ago robert moore azusa, CA we must pay for our freedom with blood. AGAIN!
2408 2 months ago Cynthia Blake Foresthill, CA We STAND with you!!
2407 2 months ago Julia Dahl SACRAMENTO, CA Thank you for standing up for all of us. Pray for strength to keep going.
2406 2 months ago Deanna Baker I am so proud of you. I am a history person and know that the masses winning on ANY level is a rarity. I am very anxious that your engagement does not end, but grows and spreads to other poor southe...
2405 3 months ago Tekla Broz Covelo, CA I would like to join you in your work in North Carolina. I have a month in the summer 2014 that I can help register voters, march, and help your organization in any way I can. I am an elementary s...
2404 4 months ago Kathryn Uster AZ Wonderful speech! I watched it in its entirety on Free Speech TV. I'm on board in the red state AZ. We have to all be the change and grassroots is the start in every state. The OCCUPY Movement could...
2403 4 months ago Fred Hurtado Tucson, AZ Please send me an email and tell me where I can donate money to the cause. Thank you.
2402 4 months ago Betsy L Angert FL
2401 4 months ago James Holpp NC I would greatly encourage the "Moral Monday" movement to take up the Republican Mantra and use it against them in the 2014 mid-term elections and the 2016 Presidential elections. Their mantra from t...
2400 5 months ago Caroline Darst Somerville, MA Thank you for the example you are providing for our country!
2399 5 months ago Caroline Darst Somerville, MA
2398 5 months ago Caroline Darst Somerville, MA THANK YOU!
2397 5 months ago Dolores Voorhees Cedar, MN
2396 5 months ago Portia A. Boulger Chillicothe, OH Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with you from Chillicothe, Ohio. We The People WILL overcome.
2395 5 months ago amy Widmeyer lebanon, MO Keep up the good work!
2394 5 months ago Cynthia Justice Asheville, NC Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! We came down for the huge HK on J February 8th. Powerful stuff, power to the people!
2393 5 months ago Mike Phillips Greensboro, NC I at the march on Saturday. I stand with Reverend Barber !!
2392 5 months ago Gina Martini Sacramento, CA We love you guys! Do not give up the good fight.
2391 5 months ago Linda DiPalma Bristol, RI Your courage and determination is inspiring. Keep up your amazing work!
2390 5 months ago CYNTHIA MALESKY CORNELIUS, NC
2389 5 months ago Samantha Overmyer Sea, WA I am a former North Carolina resident and my heart is still there. A great many protesters are friends of mine. I fully support your hard work and am inspired to make changes in my own community.
2388 5 months ago s cullity CA
2387 5 months ago Allen Levy Orange, CA Keep on keepin' on! We have to keep pushing that rock up the hill.
2386 5 months ago Willard & Carolyn Doric Harrisburg, PA This could become what Occupy did not.
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