Marchers at the Moral March in Raleigh, 2015. Photo credit: American Federation of Government Employees
These are crazy times we live in, when our ideals of justice and liberty for all streak proudly across campaign speeches and bumper stickers, but are often conspicuously absent from our actual political system. Retrogressive voter ID laws seriously hinder African American and low-income communities’ ability to vote, quality education is not accessible to all, obscene healthcare costs keep many sick folks in poverty and climate change threatens our most vulnerable populations.
What can we do? How can we make our representatives see that justice and liberty should be for all, not the privileged few?
In North Carolina, you can act by joining the 10th annual Moral March on Raleigh this Saturday, February 13th.
In past years, as many as 100,000 marchers have gathered in Raleigh to voice their truth: that our reality does not match our dream for a free and just country. In the pursuit of justice and liberty for all, the the North Carolina branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) organizes the Moral March on Raleigh each year to send their bold message. The message is that love and justice can trump hate and ignorance. That education, economic stability, workers’ rights, accessible healthcare, the environment and voting rights are priorities for North Carolinians.
Here’s how you can get involved:
- Who: You! And all your friends who believe in justice and equality for all.
- What: The 10th annual Moral March on Raleigh
- When: Saturday, February 13th, 2016, rally at 8:30 am, march at 10:00 am
- Where: Across the street from the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 East South St., Raleigh, NC
- Why: Because democracy should work for everyone, and justice should be for all.