“The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.”
I do not believe I stand alone in my constant dismay and frustration during Alabama’s legislative session.
Many of our legislators appear to have forgotten that there are people in communities experiencing a life much different from their own.
Moral Movement Alabama (formerly Moral Monday Alabama) gathers on the steps of the State House throughout the legislative session to bring the voice of the people….the Alabamians that are uninsured, underpaid, and underrepresented…to our lawmakers front door.
We are a coalition of citizens from a broad base of ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds that believe we have a moral responsibility to fight for the rights of all Alabamians. We call on legislators to fund Medicaid expansion, raise the minimum wage as well as restore cuts to public education, reject the attacks on women’s health and environmental protection, repeal the death penalty, reform the criminal-justice system, enact fair immigration reform, and respect the constitutional rights of all humanity, regardless of race, creed, color and sexuality.
Rev. William Barber founded the Moral Monday Movement in North Carolina in 2013. Even though the Moral Monday movement is left-leaning, Rev. Barber has told supporters that he wants them to be political “defibrillators” because “we find we’ve got, not a left problem or a right problem or a conservative problem or a liberal problem. We’ve got a heart problem. When money and greed and political hubris and pride and ego and beating your opponent become more important than working together to uplift humanity, we’ve got a heart problem.
Tomorrow the Senate will be having the first reading of HB 174, the bill sponsored by Rep. Faulkner that blocks municipalities from setting their own minimum wage. Please join the Moral Movement Coalition in Montgomery to rally for the right of hard-working Alabamians to live above the poverty line.
We are very excited to announce that Rev. William Barber will be the featured speaker, you must not miss this opportunity to hear his powerful message! Please join us, rain or shine, on the steps of the State House at 1:00PM!
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“The best way to protect your own freedom is to watch everybody else’s back. That’s the essence of community.”
— ski racer Bode Miller