Bill Moyers made a documentary about the Moral Mondays that occurred over last year, and the changes in our state that they were a response to. I really encourage everyone to see it. You hear from students, clergy, doctors, and government workers about the significance of our changing legislation and actions.
These changes are detrimental to students, the elderly, the poor, women, and often minorities. Some affect me, some affect you, and most affect those whose voices are not heard enough.
Modified voting laws are disenfranchising many people, and cuts to Medicaid and unemployment have left thousands in NC unable to care for themselves and their families. Public education budgets have been targeted while private schools are supported with vouchers. Over a dozen clinics dedicated to women’s sexual health were closed. Gerrymandering and questionable private funding have skewed even what is meant to be fair.
And this is only a paragraph of what I have to say.
I marched on Saturday February 8 at HK on J to make a point: North Carolina legislators cannot continue with this lack of compassion, justice, or equality. Their decisions are not something I will passively observe, because they are not acceptable.