Moral Week of Action in Raleigh, NC
North Carolina activists, with lots of CWA members on hand, rallied and marched at the state capitol in Raleigh, for a week of protests against the attacks on civil rights, workers, voting rights, women’s rights and more.
CWAers were a big part of the Moral Week of Action in North Carolina, as activists demonstrated for seven days against the extreme agenda of the Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory (R). Focusing on a different issue each day, activists rallied around workers' rights and economic justice, education, women's rights, equal protection under the law and other civil and human rights that the GOP is trying to roll back.
On Aug. 22, about 100 CWAers from across North Carolina joined the action, calling for fair and living wages and an end to the attacks on workers' rights and their unions.
After every daily rally, supporters are holding voter registration canvasses. North Carolina has been working overtime to block people's right to vote and to suppress voter turnout.
The week of action will end on Aug. 28, with people of faith leading the march to the state Capitol followed by a rally on the Bicentennial Mall. Aug. 28 is the 51st anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which brought more than a quarter of a million people to Washington, D.C., to stand up for justice for all.