Posted 2 months ago on Feb. 4, 2014, 9:16 p.m. EST by shooz
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Moral Mondays expands.
The organizer of the “moral march” on Raleigh, N.C., on February 8 says he wants the largest mass demonstration in the South since the 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Ala., civil right march to be a loud rebuke against Tea-Party extremism in state legislatures around the country.
“What we hope this march will do is send a signal around the country that if these legislatures in other Southern states start this extremism, this is what they will face in their state,” said the Rev. William Barber II, the head of the North Carolina NAACP and the leader of “Moral Monday” marches against the North Carolina legislature last year.
Barber addressed a conference call of progressive writers recently to mobilize participants in the march, which will be the centerpiece of an annual “people’s assembly” that takes place in Raleigh."