Demonstrations Against Conservative Agenda Continue in North Carolina
A group of ministers, students, and activists have been engaging in civil disobedience in North Carolina, in protest of a conservative agenda that attacks voting rights, health care for the poor, and environmental laws.
A student group called the NC Student Power Union has been leading the charge, condemning this conservative agenda as a direct attack on their futures.
Many have been arrested since the demonstrations began.
A proposal before the General Assembly would cut nearly $200 million to the state university system.
Other proposals would hit at voting rights by shortening early voting provisions and eliminating Sunday voting and same-day registration entirely.
Another new law would weaken environmental law by easing restrictions on the controversial practice of fracking for oil reserves – a method some scientists say fouls drinking water supplies.
One change that has already been signed in to law by Gov. Pat McCrory cuts benefits for the unemployed.
We are so proud to see these young people stand up for what they believe in.
Keep up the fight!
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