Mega Moral Monday


Monday, June 3, 2013 - 5:00pm


North Carolina General Assembly, Jones Street, Raleigh

This will be the biggest Moral Monday yet, and is our unique opportunity to put our collective foot down against the corrupt, malfeasant Republican takeover of our state. There will be an especially strong Orange County contingent, including elected officials.

Please join us!


Education, Economic Justice and Voting Rights: 
Pillars of Democracy! 

Bicentennial Mall - Across from NC General Assembly

16 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC

Monday June 3, 2013 5:00 pm

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RISK ARREST TO ATTEND THE MORAL MONDAY MASS RALLY! The vast majority of people will be there only to attend the rally and serve as supporters. You can even go inside the NC General Assembly, but must leave when asked if you do not want to risk arrest.

For those who make the personal decision to petition the legislature through nonviolent civil disobedience, based on your own moral conscience, it is CRITICAL that you attend a briefing and information session beforehand:

Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Information Session
Martin Street Baptist Church
1001 E. Martin Street, Raleigh, NC
Monday, June 3, 3:00 pm

Facebook event:

Facebook group: 


While this latest chapter of corruption and self-interest has been largely driven by Republicans, let us not give Democrats any more credit than they deserve. The one vote that epitomizes to me the fix we are in (and the fix that is in), is the recent 112-4 State House of Representatives vote to affirm Chris Ayers, McCrory's choice to head the Public Staff. The Public Staff is charged with representing the citizenry in rate cases and other utility issues. Ayers has been a utility attorney all his working life. Needless to say, there were a lot of Democrats among those 112 who voted to let the fox guard the henhouse and missed a golden opportunity to stand up against the garden-variety, relentless corruption and cronyism that passes for state governance. In so voting, they revealed a failure of civic intelligence at best and are complicit in the corruption at worst. This is the type of vote that starkly reveals whether a leader has the integrity and intelligence to merit our support.The four who stood strong were Paul Luebke & Mickey Michaux of Durham, Pricey Harrison from Greensboro, and Verla Insko of Chapel Hill. Extremely disappointing was our new, supposedly progressive Rep. Valerie Foushee who voted for the interests of Duke and Progress Energy and against the citizens of North Carolina.Furthermore, the former head of the Public Staff, Democrat Robert Gruber, was in many ways the utilities' dream servant. Like the Washington Generals playing the Harlem Globetrotters, he always provided the simulation of a game and always lost. Then consider the machinations that Dem. Gov. Easley went through a few years back to make former CP&L attorney Finley the Chair of the Utilities Commission and it becomes pretty hard to make a convincing argument that the Democrats are the shining knights fighting for the people. 

No-one said anything about supporting Democrats, although it's true that we don't currently have much alternative after throwing the bums out.This isn't the NCDP's movement. In fact, far from it. as Thomas Mills said:

So, what are the protests accomplishing? They are filling a void by
providing the voice of opposition that Democrats, so far, have failed to
offer. They are waking up a sleeping and traditionally apathetic
population. And, finally, they are energizing a demoralized base who
took a whooping in the last election and have watched the GOP
systematically dismantle the progressive policies that made North
Carolina a destination for businesses, families and vacationers.
While informed people across the country are asking what’s happening to North Carolina,
too many of our own people are going about their lives and routinely
ignoring the destruction taking place in the legislature. The protests
shine a light on the policies that harm our public schools, deny health
care to our most needy and undermine the mission of our public
universities. While average North Carolinians may never love the
protests or the protesters, they will like the Republican policies even
less–as long as they know about them.
Until the protests began, Democrats and progressive activists were
reeling with little sense of direction. The protests have given them
focus and shared sense of outrage. The trick will be keeping them fired
up through the 2014 cycle, but the Republicans’ indifference is
motivating them, not discouraging them.-



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