Last updated: May 15. 2014 7:32PM - 860 Views
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Moral Monday activists often held rallies in Elkin during 2013. The Monday attention-grabbing protests resume on Monday.
Moral Monday activists often held rallies in Elkin during 2013. The Monday attention-grabbing protests resume on Monday.
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Local clergy and activists will resume with a Moral Monday rally on May 19 from 5 to 6 p.m.


“The issues are pretty much the same,” said organizer the Rev. W. Gaye Brown. “Education, health care, voter rights, unemployment, the environment are on the list.”


Moral Mondays are protests in North Carolina in response to several actions by the Republican government of North Carolina in 2013. The protests were originally characterized by engaging in civil disobedience by entering the state legislature building in Raleigh and then being peacefully arrested. The protests in North Carolina launched a grassroots social justice movement that, in 2014, spread to cities and towns throughout North Carolina, and Georgia and South Carolina.


According to Brown, each Monday while the legislature is in short session, the activists will make a statement.


“Last year, many of us took to the streets and held a bunch of signs addressing many issues. This year, we expect more focused topics. This Monday we’ll start with education,” said Brown.


Moral Monday activists meet on the corner of North Bridge Street and West Market Street in front of the Daniel Boone mile marker.


Anthony Gonzalez may be reached at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @newsgonz.

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