7 observations on North Carolina’s anti-democratic, anti-Muslim, anti-women legislation

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Participants hold hands at the Moral Monday demonstration on the grassy lawn of the N.C. General Assembly last Monday (June 17). During Moral Monday demonstrations, participants listen to a fiery speech denouncing the Republican majority’s legislative actions, sing freedom songs, chant civil rights slogans and then they march two by two into the legislative building to be handcuffed by police and arrested for failing orders to disperse. RNS photo by Yonat Shimron

Participants hold hands at the Moral Monday demonstration on the grassy lawn of the N.C. General Assembly last Monday (June 17). During Moral Monday demonstrations, participants listen to a fiery speech denouncing the Republican majority’s legislative actions, sing freedom songs, chant civil rights slogans and then they march two by two into the legislative building to be handcuffed by police and arrested for failing orders to disperse. RNS photo by Yonat Shimron

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Late-hour, sneaky, and anti-democratic measures sponsored by North Carolina Republicans have brought together two measures that would seem to have nothing in common with another: politics of the abortion debate, and marginalizing Muslims.

  • elizabeth woodside

    Well said. November should be a goal for all of us. We must start now to mobilize local, state, and federal candidates who believe in freedom for women, opportunity and voting for all citizens. We have to keep Hagan, ditch Burr, and throw out the absurd state officials who do not care about their constituents.

  • David Thompson

    Republicans = Theocracy, misogyny, xenophobia, and homophobia.

    They really do have it all going for them, right? Southern Taliban

  • Kevan Scott

    Couldn’t have said it any better myself. What they are doing in N.C. OK. & other places is imposing Christian Shira (sic) law. They claim to be patriots but they should be called by their rightful name-Fascists! As one who still thinks of himself as Christian, I want nothing to do with these Christians! They make meill, and filled with greif that the Christ’s words could be so corrupted! Their gerrymandering also assures them to win elections to come despite the will of the people. I have a cure for that though. If tthose of us who still value democracy, freedom and choice will come out and vote in near 100% numbers like in Nov. 2012 we will be a force that can be unbeatable.. Ohyes, we will have to deal with their many attempts at voter suppression but it is still possible to do this so take heart those who value living in freedom get ready now do what has to be done and demand if you must to do so but vote come Nov. 2014!

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