2016 Moral March On Raleigh 39
Saturday, February 13, 2016, Shaw Univesity, Raleigh North Carolina. Under cold blue skies a broad, diverse coalition of around 15,000 social justice activists mobilized by the Moral Monday Movement rallied in downtown Raleigh. After gathering at Shaw University and marching to the front of the North Carolina State Capitol they were addressed by a number of speakers including Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II. As in past years the range of related Issues raised by the demonstrators and speakers included voting suppression, civil rights, gun violence, racism, the impoverishment and corporate hijacking of the education system, poverty and the minimum wage, labor rights, LGBT rights, reproductive rights, immigration reform, access to healthcare for all and environmental justice.This event was largely ignored by the corporate media. Thumbs up to the Raleigh Police Department for their respectful presence at the event. There were no arrests.