Saturday, August 30, 2014

'Moral Week Of Action' Takes Off

Last summer, thousands of North Carolina residents came together to respond to the Republican-led legislature’s “mean-spirited attack” on the state’s most vulnerable residents. Conservatives dismissed them as “crazies,” but their numbers swelled to thousands as diverse communities were united by Rev. Dr. William Barber’s “fusion politics.” Today that movement has spread to 12 more states. Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin have announced their own “Moral Week of Action” events.

The North Carolina movement that so captured the imagination and inspired the hopes of progressives has now spread across the country, in the spirit of the movement’s popular chant: “Forward together, not one step back!”

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