Re-running this, because it kinda got overlooked early this morning, and I owe commentor Betsy:
Looks like the big Moral Monday will be June 23. Legislature is about to finish its dirty business and wrap up the session, so it would be worth publicizing what will probably be the big finale to the weekly protests.
I can’t stress this enough: People in other states should be interested in the Moral Monday movement.
My elevator pitch version is this — This is a purple state. And what happened here can happen in any purple state — just as it did in Ohio and Wisconsin. The statehouse got bought after Citizens United opened the floodgate to corporate / richie-rich cash, and red gerrymandering skewed the Congressional districts, so that even though a majority of NC voters voted for Democrats, 9 out of 13 reps sent to DC were Republicans. “Your state is next” is what I tell people who think “oh well that’s just the stupid south” — North Carolina hasn’t been the “stupid south” for a long time … it’s more like Ohio and this can happen in any purple state thanks to our Citizens United overlords.
The national media has ALMOST totally whiffed on this story…