Editor’s Note: Last year, a coalition of progressive organizations including church groups, unions and the NAACP staged rallies every Monday outside the North Carolina legislature in Raleigh to protest voter ID laws, cuts to social services and the failure of the state government to expand Medicaid. Nearly 1,000 people were arrested at the rallies which became known as “Moral Mondays.” Similar protests spread to South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.
The Moral Monday protests have resumed this year. Organizers say they hope to influence the legislative session, as well as the midterm elections in November.
Kelly McCullen, senior correspondent for UNC-TV’s Legislative Week in Review, reports.