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Rep. Adams: Moral Monday protests not the attention NC wanted, but what we deserve (Audio)

Lawmakers may be hoping to wrap up the session and leave Raleigh soon, but organizers of the Moral Monday protests are planning demonstrations well into August.

While this week’s focus is on the rights of women, voting rights will headline the 12th Wave on July 22, and their impact on public education and criminal justice.

The 13th Wave will be an interfaith assembly on July 29. After that, local Moral Monday events are planned across the state.

Rep. Alma Adams says she’s happy that the events are giving citizens, who feel disregarded by the leadership of the General Assembly, a chance to have their voices heard.

But the Guilford County legislator notes these growing demonstrations have also given the state a black eye:

“This is not the kind of  attention North Carolina probably wanted to get, but we deserve to get it right now because we are not treating the citizens of this state as we should,” said Rep. Adams in an interview with NC Policy Watch’s News & Views. “And we’re going top pay for it. Businesses are not going to want to come here. They are not going to want to send their children to schools we don’t fund.”

To hear an excerpt of Rep. Adam’s interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below. To hear the full segment, visit the Radio Interview section of the Policy Watch website where you can listen online or download a podcast.

One Comment


  1. Doug

    July 16, 2013 at 10:14 am

    The attention really needs to be on her ridiculous hats….that is what NC deserves.

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