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Details of Moral Monday event in Salisbury announced

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SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

The Moral Monday protest will be gearing up in Salisbury on Monday, and this time the protest will be broadcast internationally live on the radio. 

Details were announced at a press conference on Thursday morning.  The state president Dr. William J. Barber, II, is expected to attend, along with representatives of the NAACP, the United Auto Workers Union the NC Association of Educators.

The Salisbury-Rowan Chapter of the NAACP is hosting the event that it said is designed to draw attention to what it considers oppressive laws passed by the North Carolina General Assembly, including the voter ID law.

"Why we're concerned about the  regressive legislature being passed affecting North Carolinians," said Scott Teamer, President of the Salisbury-Rowan chapter of the NAACP.  "We just want to sound the alarm and share light and inform people of things they don't know on what's going on."

The event will also feature members of the United Auto Workers, and it will be broadcast on national satellite radio as part of a town hall on Sirius Radio. 
 
Laurel Ashton, a Field Secretary for the NAACP led the attendees of the press conference in saying "Forward together! Not one step back.
 
The press conference was attended by Teamer, Corey Hill of the UAW, Ashton, and several students from Livingstone College.
 
The Moral Monday Rally takes place next Monday at 5 p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church on S. Caldwell Street in Salisbury, then participants will march to the auditorium on the Livingstone College campus.

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