May 31, 2013
Defending the pillars of democracy: education, economic justice, and voting
Join the Forward Together Movement for a Moral Monday Mass Rally and Action on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm. The 5th Wave of Moral Mondays will lift up three pillars of democracy: Education, Economic Justice and Voting Rights.
Need some inspiration? Watch the video promo, “WAKE UP! June 3rd Moral Monday Mass Rally”.
Event organizers in the “Forward Together Movement” have called for June 3rd to be the biggest gathering yet, a “Mega Moral Monday”!
What: “Mega Moral Monday” – rally and action
When: Monday, June 3 at 5 PM
Where: North Carolina General Assembly, 16 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
The legislative building has been the site of a series of escalating nonviolent people’s assemblies at which police have arrested a total of 153 North Carolinians for taking part in civil disobedience.
You do NOT have to risk arrest to attend, and, in fact, more and more people are showing up to show solidarity with those who choose arrest and with each other.
People who attend Moral Mondays are North Carolina citizens and residents – doctors, teachers, pastors, students, workers – who are fed up by extremist laws – some pending and other passed – to restrict voting, to reject Medicaid expansion, to reduce unemployment benefits, to run roughshod over local governments, and to lower taxes on the rich by raising them on the rest – among others – and who have determined not to let North Carolina’s slide backward go unnoticed and unreported.
For those who do choose to petition the legislature through nonviolent civil disobedience, based on their own moral conscience, it is CRITICAL that you attend a briefing and information session beforehand.
What: Briefing session for civil disobedience protesters
When: Monday, June 3 at 3 PM
Where: Martin Street Baptist Church, 1001 East Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.