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Moral Monday at Georgia State Capitol


Date/Time:Jan 13, 2014 at 04:00 PM

The "Moral Monday" movement is spreading across the Southern states, and is coming to Georgia.  After drawing thousands of protesters to the state legislature and inspiring the arrests of more than 900 people for nonviolent civil disobedience, North Carolina's Moral Monday movement challenging the extreme conservative agenda of that state's Republican-controlled legislature and administration is gearing up for more actions in 2014.

It's also spreading to other states in the South where Republicans hold overwhelming power -- and where legislators face re-election this year.

When the Georgia General Assembly convenes on Monday, Jan. 13, members will be met by progressive activists holding this state's first Moral Monday protest.  Among the issues the protesters are focusing on are Georgia's refusal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, efforts to restrict voting rights, and policies that divert education funds from public to private schools. The Georgia NAACP is leading the coalition organizing the protest.

Before gathering for a rally on the steps of the Georgia state capitol at 4 p.m., participants are invited to visit their representatives from 10 a.m. to noon, attend a "Hunger Lunch" focusing on food security issues, and participate in workshops led by the N.C. NAACP's Rev. Dr. William Barber, architect of North Carolina's Moral Monday movement.

"For too long, many elected officials in Georgia have ignored the moral implications of their actions and inactions with respect to the neediest among us," MMGA says in its statement about the upcoming day of protest.   "Our coalition stands against all forms of discrimination and amplifies the voices and ideas of folks in marginalized circumstances."
Location:Steps of Capitol
Washington Street Side
Georgia State Capitol

Directions:put in with your individual address at mapquest.com

Price:free



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