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'Moral Day of Action' planned in 30 state capitals and DC

Posted at 5:51 AM, Sep 12, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A movement that began more than three years ago about conservative policies in North Carolina has grown into an event that will be held in 30 states and Washington, D.C., to promote what supporters call a "moral public policy framework."

The Rev. William Barber will lead the protest on Monday at the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh. Barber is the leader of the "Moral Monday" movement that began in April 2013 to protest conservative policies that advocates say hurt the poor and minorities. He gained national attention when he spoke at the Democratic National Convention.

Organizers say clergy will lead a "Higher Ground Moral Day of Action" outside state Capitol buildings and city halls, delivering petitions that express their support for groups they say are hurt by current public policies.