Annual 'Mass Moral March' Brings Thousands to Raleigh
Thousands of people converged on North Carolina's capital to call on Republicans leading state government to reverse and repeal laws they say have abridged voting rights and denied Medicaid coverage to more working people.
The state NAACP and more than 100 advocacy groups staged the 9th annual "Moral March on Raleigh" on Saturday. Demonstrators came with a long list of grievances and demands, ranging from raising the minimum wage and the earned income tax credit. Abortion rights and gay rights activists also were represented.
The event also included a call to unity in light of the recent slayings of three young Muslims in Chapel Hill. The brother of one of those killed urged the crowd to work to bring peace and justice to the world.