Voters from around the Lake Norman area will be on the road to Raleigh on Monday afternoon, where they plan to join others from around the state in a statehouse rally against Republican Gov. Pat McCrory the Republican-led legislature.
The North Carolina NAACP has been organizing the so-called “Moral Mondays” protests for the past few months. The group has called for a march and Mass Social Justice Interfaith Rally for Monday, beginning at 5pm on Raleigh’s Halifax Mall.
The area caravan will include Democratic activists and busloads from local churches. Local participants were planning to meet at various locations around 1pm to drive to Raleigh.
Many who are going today have participated in previous Moral Monday rallies in recent weeks, and in last Friday’s rally during McCrory’s visit to Cornelius Town Hall. They have included members of Davidson College Presbyterian and St. Alban’s Episcopal churches, local Democratic party activists and residents from the Pines at Davidson.
DCPC also hosted a recent program about the Moral Mondays protests with the Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler. He’s a professor at Union Presbyterian Seminary and a leader of the Moral Mondays. He talked about the theology and impact of the protests, which are aimed at highlighting how “the poor and the powerless are hurt” by laws adopted this session by the state legislature.
July 28, 2013, Raleigh News & Observer, “NC lawmakers go home, but ‘Moral Monday’ protesters will return”
North Carolina NAACP website, NAACPNC.org with information about Monday’s march and service.
July 26, 2013, DavidsonNews.net, “Protest greets Gov. McCrory as he arrives to sign revaluation bill”
July 27, 2013, DavidsonNews.net, “Gallery: Gov. McCrory visits Cornelius.”