Moral Monday Ten-Year Anniversary & Recommitment Rally
CJJ members have been invited to this community event by Poor People's Campaign. This event is not hosted by CJJ.
The soul of our democracy is at stake so we must continue the push for a moral revival. Because you believe in living wages, ending poverty, fully funded public education, universal health care, environmental justice, voting rights, women’s rights, immigrant rights, criminal justice reform, gun control, please put April 24 on your calendar and RSVP HERE!
Monday, April 24, 2023 @ 5:30pm NC State Capitol - 1 E. Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC Livestream at breachrepairers.org/livestream Spread the word!
We are calling all justice-loving North Carolinians to Raleigh on the last Monday in April for a Moral Monday Ten-Year Anniversary and Recommitment Rally! Ten years ago, seventeen North Carolinians walked into the NC General Assembly to bear witness to the immoral attacks on the most vulnerable residents of our state. Within a few weeks, thousands of us were coming together each Monday at our legislature and we informed a new vision for our state. The movement went on to see one of the largest direct action campaigns at a state legislature in US history, with over 1,000 people arrested while demanding North Carolina’s leaders do right by its people.
Ten years later, the leadership of the NC General Assembly is still hell-bent on scape-goating some of us to distract from their agenda to consolidate power and money in fewer and fewer hands. Already the NCGA has passed laws criminalizing protests and organizers, stripping protections from poor families who have resorted to hotels for shelter and making it easier to get a gun. And the attacks are only going to get worse as the session continues this spring. Some things are still bigger than Republican and Democrat or Left and Right. We are coming back to Raleigh to demand our leaders govern from the moral center and from our state constitution’s mandate for “the good of the whole.”
RSVP HERE and Join us for this rally of recommitment to restore and realize the promises of our democracy. Ten years ago, we stood together, withstood some of the most extreme attacks on democracy since Jim Crow, made significant change and helped bring North Carolina new leadership and moral vision. Let’s stand together again and continue to build a People’s Moral Fusion Movement in North Carolina for the years to come.
What we said a decade ago still speaks to our predicaments:
“We are calling together a coalition of goodwill, a nonviolent volunteer army of love, to oppose this legislature’s heartless, ideologically driven agenda. We call on all people of good will to join us, that we might build the bridges of understanding, not the walls of division. We call on all residents of North Carolina who believe in the common good to pray and partner with us as we use the tools of protest and the tactics of nonviolent moral suasion to illuminate for the nation the shameful acts taking place here. We are not alone. We shall speak and we shall act. We will become “the trumpet of conscience” and “the beloved community” that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called upon us to be, echoing the God of our mothers and fathers in the faith. Now is the time. Here is the place. We are the people. And we will be heard.” Excerpt from Why We Are Here, April 29, 2013