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Moral Monday Event Sept 22 - Yancey Mitchell County

Moral Monday Citizen Advocacy and Moral March to the Polls Rally September 22

The Yancey-Mitchell NAACP will host a Moral Monday rally in Burnsville’s Town Square on Monday, September 22, from 5 to 7 PM. The Forward Together/Moral Monday movement has launched a Moral March to the Polls Campaign with Get-Out-The-Vote rallies, canvasses, voter education programs and Moral Monday actions across the state. The Moral Monday movement rallies against legislative policies that harm our communities and people. It does not promote partisan ideologies. Instead, grass roots advocates stand up for equality, healthcare, fully funded public education, a living wage, economic and environmental justice and voting rights for all North Carolina citizens! Speakers will include author and historian Tim Tyson and radio talk show host Ned Doyle.

The Typical Mountain Boys and Pete and Kim McWhirter will provide music. This event is free, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Pat Hickey, Nevada Legislator, Explains Minority Voting Comments, segregation

The article above pretty well explalins why McCrony and Co are so interested in continuing the Jim Crow era. They can hide their segregationist attitudes but they also have to talk about them because deep down they understand they are wrong - but can't bring themselves to openly admit it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/25/pat-hickey-nevada_n_3989800.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

North Carolina Health care system to shut down

Vidant officials said the move (to close the hospital in Belhaven, North Carolina) was necessary as a consequence of North Carolina’s refusal to participate in Obamacare’s optional Medicaid expansion. This is a not for profit safety net hospital. Safety-net hospitals serve regions with high numbers of poor and uninsured people often have patients who can’t afford to pay for their care. They usually have to rely on the government to pick up some of the tab for uncompensated medical treatment to stay financially viable.

We're all painfully aware that McCrony, the legislature along with many of our Congressional critters (like NC-11 Meadows - mine) refuse to serve all their constituents. Which of our poor counties will be next?

See full story at http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/09/06/2583771/north-carolina-hospital-shut-obamacare-medicaid/

Montravias King Wins in Elizabeth County

In a case decided today, Montravias King won the right to run for city council. Local republicans did their best to challenge King’s bid for a city council seat, (Elizabeth County) arguing that a dorm address was temporary. King's case was one of three cases that challenged the new voting measure set to be heard by the state board Tuesday.

Great news. What a waste of money NC will have to dole out protecting these knee jerk voter suppression laws our mental midget legislators passed.

Moral Monday follow-up meeting Burnsville, NC

A follow-up meeting of Burnsville's successful Moral Monday protest last week will take place in the Public Library at 4 PM

Following the meeting we will travel to Mayland Community College (located in Spruce Pine 22 miles east of B'ville) to listen (?) to Mark Meadows (R- stupid) defend his reprehensible voting record as a freshman congressman. Meadows meeting will take place at 6 PM. Mitchell county is a bit of a republican stronghold and it's no wonder this tea-party fav chose there.

I called McCrony about Madison Kimrey

I received a Move-On petition to call McCrony about his blow off of Madision's attempt to meet with McCrony. He refused saying: When asked about a 12-year-old protester who wants to meet with him, McCrory laughed and said the notion is "ridiculous."

This doesn't surprise me coming from a collegiate dropout. I am positive Madison is smarter.

When I called, I was directed to his opinions "voice mail box". It was FULL. What a damned coward. He won't talk to a 12 yr old and won't take calls concerning his ridiculous statement, "This is all very liberal groups using children as props to push a very far left agenda," he said.

I say flood the phones and the operator. (919) 814-2000.

Moral Monday - Burnsville, NC GREAT success

The first rural Moral Monday completely filled the Burnsville Town Square. An estimated count of 300-500 folks showed up. The weather cooperated. We were dry for the entire 2 hrs. WLOS was there along with Jon Lee. Many participants were interviewed.

The emphasis, from each speaker, explained the effects of the the current budget and new laws on education, voting and health care. Each speaker demonstrated how they have been affected and the effects on the local residents.

Tim Tyson reminded us that the NCAAP not a black organization but one developed in conjunction with whites to expand peace and justice amongst all of our citizens. He encouraged us to continue our efforts at this grass roots level form of democracy.

The meetup ended with a revised chorus to a famous Woody Guthrie song.

This State is your State, this State is My State
From the Hardwood Forest to the rolling Ocean
from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the barrier Islands

Rural Moral Monday: Burnsville, NC

Moral Monday in Burnsville (Yancey Co., NC)

The first rural ‘Moral Monday’ gathering will take place on Aug 19th at 5:30 PM on the Town Square of Burnsville, NC. Burnsville is located 30 miles N of Asheville, NC.

The emphasis will be on the issues that effect rural residents. Three local speakers will relate to education, voting rights and health care. Our special speaker will be Ken Tyson. He is the author of Blood Done Signed My Name. His books have won numerous awards, two have been adapted as films, and one as a play. He is the Historian for the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP.

We hope that you will support our effort to get out the word. If you can not be here in body, please be here in spirit and help spread the word.

Moral Monday Meetup Burnsville,NC

In Burnsville, (Yancey County) on Aug 19th there will be a moral Monday meetup on the Town Square at 5:30 PM. Burnsville lies 30 miles north of Asheville. We supported the Asheville Aug 5th event, and hope some from Asheville and surrounding environs will join us.

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