All Roads Lead to Raleigh Moral Day of Action
Start: November 27, 2018•10:00 AM
End: November 27, 2018• 5:00 PM
We invite the full force of the Moral Monday spirit to turn out in Raleigh on Tuesday, November 27th at 10:00 AM! Join Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman for this All Roads Lead to Raleigh Moral Day of Action!
1 E Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601
November 27th, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
When we organized Moral Mondays in 2013, we organized together because it was time for a new day in our state. The unconstitutionally elected supermajorities took power in both houses in our General Assembly and immediately set out to suppress our votes through their Monster Voter Suppression Law. 5 years ago, we sang, "We Shall Not Be Moved" in our path toward justice. We vowed as a coalition and a #MoralMovement to not be silenced in the face of voter suppression. We stood together then, we must stand together now.
In 2016 we claimed victory over the extremist takeover of our state when we won in the courts and their monster voter suppression law was struck down for targeting black voters "with almost surgical precision." The Usurper General Assembly responded with a 2016 Special Session, disguised as Hurricane Matthew Relief, intending to usurp the powers of a newly elected Governor. Once again the Moral Mondays coalition stood firm in a week-long protest demanding justice for hurricane victims and an end to the partisan takeover of our state government. We stood together then, we must stand together now!
Now, five years after Moral Mondays took a stand against these extremists, and we voted as a movement to break their supermajorities in both the House and Senate on Election Day, these usurper lawmakers are holding a “lame duck” session on November 27, the week after Thanksgiving, to pass a voter ID law while they still have the power to do so. This is undemocratic, and we reject another last minute attempt to use power gained illegally through voter suppression in order to suppress the right to vote of people of color, the poor, those living with disabilities, veterans, women and students. We demand that any action taken in this special session should be aimed solely at alleviating the suffering of those still seeking a Just Recovery in the aftermath of Florence, our friends and neighbors and family members in the East who are fighting to overcome the devastation wrought by the storm. That is what is morally and legally authorized and should be our sole and only focus.
We have stood together for five years in this fight to save our voting rights in North Carolina. Now, more than ever we need you to join us at the General Assembly on November 27th, 2018 at 10:00 AM! We will start the day with a press conference on Bicentennial Mall. Details of our day to be announced at the Press Conference.
This event is co-sponsored by NC NAACP, NC Poor People's Campaign, Repairers of the Breach, NC Voters for Clean Elections, Democracy NC, Just Florence Recovery, Progress NC, Spirit House, and Moral Monday Coalition Partners across the state.