RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A little more than 100 people joined members of the clergy to march around the state capitol today pushing for social justice.
The “Higher Ground Moral Day of Action” took place in 31 state capitols nationwide and was coordinated by North Carolina’s Dr. Rev. William Barber.
Barber said he wanted to highlight key state and national issues such as poverty, lack of equal voting rights, low minimum wage and a lack of quality public education.
He called on communities to vote for candidates who plan on addressing those issues.
“We are making a declaration and calling on all people of conscious who believe in these deep moral values to exercise their right to vote on the polls in November and beyond and call others to vote in massive waves,” he said.
Monday’s march was part of the Moral Monday movement.
The North Carolina movement has led to 1,000 people being arrested during nonviolent demonstrations at the legislature.