On March 9, the Moral Movement for social, racial, environmental and economic justice will travel to New Jersey. Rev. Dr. William Barber II will lead a “Moral Thursday” Rally at Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, New Jersey. Union members, civil rights, environmental justice, and educational activists, and members of faith-based communities are all expected to rally for this labor-community event that will address resistance to extremism and protecting democracy.
Moral Thursday Rally
Thursday, March 9
Rev. Barber is the founder of the Forward Together Movement and leader of “Moral Monday” protests in North Carolina. Moral Monday was founded to combat the extremist policies of North Carolina’s conservative state legislature and has now grown into a powerful nationwide grassroots movement with rallies being adapted in other states. Most recently on February 11th, a record-breaking crowd of over 80,000 people marched in the 11th Annual Moral March on Raleigh in North Carolina for democracy.
Rev. Barber was a guest speaker at the 2014 CWA Legislative-Political Movement Building Conference and a notable speaker at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
The rally is being organized as one of two events in March with Rev. Barber to keep engage union members, leaders and allies across New Jersey and move them to demonstrative action.
“People have always stood up.” Rev. Barber talks about hope in Trump’s America. pic.twitter.com/IAnn5qq61D
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