Mountain Moral Monday, an event billed as a nonpartisan rally aimed at highlighting “destructive policies enacted by the N.C. General Assembly,” returns to downtown Asheville from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 24.

The event will be held at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville and will feature Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President of the state’s NAACP and grassroots leader of the Moral Monday Movement.

Three years ago, protesters began gathering at the N.C. General Assembly building in Raleigh to protest the actions of the Republican-led Legislatures. Hundreds of people have been arrested in a movement dubbed “Moral Monday.”

Asheville was the site of its first Mountain Moral Monday in 2013, and an estimated 10,000 people gathered. The following year, an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 people gathered in downtown.

This year’s event will focus on “laws passed by the current state legislature that reversed years of progress in education, health care, voting rights, women’s rights, racial justice and environmental protection,” according to a press release.

Here’s the Facebook announcement:

Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP, Mountain People’s Assembly, regional NAACP Branches and a coalition of WNC organizations will host the return to Asheville of Mountain Moral Monday, a non-partisan event that will highlight the destructive policies enacted by the NC General Assembly while strongly focusing on the voter empowerment campaign, “It’s Our Time, It’s Our Vote.” The event will take place in Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville and will feature Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President NC NAACP and grassroots leader of the Moral Monday Movement. Additional speakers will include voices from all over WNC addressing the important issues facing the people of NC, and the country, in this important election year! Please join us! SHARE this event on your page and throughout your network of family, friends and business associates! Lots of VOLUNTEERS are needed. Please go here to sign up!

 

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  1. Hey Tim How is the election going for your buddies? Keep on writing because you are so instrumental in keeping Republicans in power. You did such a great job with Tim Moffitt! Between you and the other local Republican intellectual giant in the county, Chad Nesbitt, the GOP is going places. Keep on telling us how you believe in Trump and McCrory and their shared values. You are the perfect poster child for Republican Party.

  2. Nice shout-out for Deborah Ross in the NYTimes this morning:

    nyti.ms/2eQM7Qq

  3. Dr. Barber is an American hero. It is sad that the idea of treating one another with dignity and respect, and being kind, is considered by some to be partisan. The right-wing hate mongers now talk highly of Dr. King, but when he was fighting for social justice, like Dr. Barber, their ilk hated and denigrated him. Same with Ali. People love to rewrite history.

  4. “Borderline vulgur,” The Peck says.

    http://bit.ly/2eOBfHB

    Barry, this one is worth a look.

  5. Oh, for joy. Another nonpartisan rally in Asheville.

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