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Moral Monday protest focuses of education and voting laws

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A Moral Monday protest took place in Raleigh on June 9. The National Association of Black Journalists held a rally at the Halifax Mall. The organization was protesting the proposed cuts to education and other issues they have with the General Assembly.

Members urged people to make a commitment to voter registration. A general election happens in November and they want people to participate in the process. The organization fears the state budget could make drastic cuts to education and teachers and teacher assistants could be laid off.

Monday afternoon a group boarded a van in North Charlotte and headed to Raleigh.  People of the van represent Democracy NC.  They said in addition to education, they were also concerned about the new North Carolina voting laws and campaign financing.  Their mission was to talk to legislators.

"We want to make sure the people are having their vote," Democracy NC member Ebony West said. "And making sure that this is a democracy and we are living in a democracy and people are controlling elections."

Educators plan to hold their rally later in June.

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