It's a beautiful Sight!
Folks have had enough of the reichwing extremist freakshow we got going on in Raleigh (many of us had enough by the second week in January). And citizens made that abundantly clear yesterday evening in Asheville. Let's hear it for getting off our asses and moving it out into the streets. This was an amazing turnout, and a powerful statement that cannot be ignored.
“It’s nothing like being in the mountains with folks who know how to fight,” Rev. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, told a crowd of over 5,000 who packed into Asheville's Pack Square Park Monday evening.
As the Raleigh-based state legislature departed for their summer break, Moral Monday protesters took their demonstration on the road. Monday marked the 14th straight week of calling out the GOP-majority legislature and governor’s attack on education, social and economic equality and voting rights.
The Asheville Police Department gave varying estimates that the crowd swelled to anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 people.
Cheering on the rousing speakers, protesters sang and carried signs focusing on the many issues currently being wracked by the state GOP: “Don’t steal our water,” “Protect voting rights, “Stop killing public education.” ( more here)
Can I get an Amen?