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No woman wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg.

Anonymous

I’d like to sit down with you and discuss two things. I’d like to tell you, in person, how your bringing out cookies followed by your staff bringing out cake followed by your response through your spokesperson made me feel. I would also like to discuss the part of H589 that deals with the ability of 16-17 year-olds to pre-register to vote. I don’t wish to debate you, I just want you to hear what I have to say and I want to hear what you have to say.

Burlington girl petitions for sit-down with governor McCrory

Here is her petition and a blog post she wrote to explain it. Wow, this girl is quite the writer for a 12 year old. My 12 year old son could keep up. 

What a day: Moral Monday  in review

Thousands marched from Halifax Mall to Fayetteville Street to hear a fiery speech delivered by N.C. NAACP President William Barber II during the final Moral Monday demonstration of the N.C. legislative session. See a highlight video by N&O staff photojournalist Travis Long who covered the majority of Moral Monday and related demonstrations for the The News & Observer.

It really caught on like in the old days. We’ve been waiting for a renewal of the civil rights movement, and this is it. We’re having to fight for the same things we fought for fifty years ago. Jobs and justice.

Bob Zellner, a former field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, who lives in the city of Wilson, NC.

The protests are building something unique in North Carolina—a multiracial, multi-issue movement centered around social justice. It’s the kind of thing the South hasn’t seen much of since the 1960s, when students at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro jump-started the modern civil rights movement by refusing to leave the lunch counter at Woolworth’s.

North Carolina’s Moral Mondays | The Nation

Voting Rights supporters at Moral Monday. Pictured @inthematinee and @maslaks
From Moral Monday 13, rally at Halifax Mall behind the North Carolina State Legislature building in Raleigh, NC. 

Voting Rights supporters at Moral Monday. Pictured @inthematinee and @maslaks

From Moral Monday 13, rally at Halifax Mall behind the North Carolina State Legislature building in Raleigh, NC. 

Voices of Moral Mondays

Adrienne Taylor: 

Moral Mondays is an ongoing series of nonviolent protests at the North Carolina General Assembly lead by the North Carolina NAACP. I have attended these protests to show my support as an involved North Carolinian and to document as a photographer. But I don’t want to just take photographs, I want to engage the subject and viewers. I hope to connect you, the viewer, to the emotions of the people affected by an injustice happening in our beautiful state. Thank you for taking the time to hear our voices.

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.

MLK