Moral Monday http://wunc.org en House Democrats Say Republicans Refuse Funding For Employee http://wunc.org/post/house-democrats-say-republicans-refuse-funding-employee <p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:25:45 +0000 Jessica Jones 39045 at http://wunc.org House Democrats Say Republicans Refuse Funding For Employee Fate Of The New N.C. Voter ID Law Now Rests In A Judge's Hands http://wunc.org/post/fate-new-nc-voter-id-law-now-rests-judges-hands North Carolina's voter ID law has come under fire in the courts, challenged by lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice, the NAACP and voting rights groups. A judge will decide whether parts of the law should be implemented or delayed. Jeff Tiberii of WUNC has been following the hearing, and he wraps up recent developments and possible outcomes. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WUNC-FM. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:18:00 +0000 editor 38838 at http://wunc.org Are The Arrests Actually Harming The Moral Monday Movement? http://wunc.org/post/are-arrests-actually-harming-moral-monday-movement <p>The Moral Monday protests from Raleigh have garnered national attention over the past year. A key component of the protests has been media attention on arrests. Dozens were arrested this year for various non-violent offenses, a move some say is becoming an overt aim of many protestors.</p><p>Amy Laura Hall is a professor of ethics at the Duke Divinity School.&nbsp; She has participated in the Moral Monday protests from the start, but she says the tactic of getting arrested -- or "orderly submission" as she calls it -- is flawed.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:37:24 +0000 Phoebe Judge 38183 at http://wunc.org Are The Arrests Actually Harming The Moral Monday Movement? 15 Moral Monday Protesters Arrested While Chanting, Holding Signs Outside NC Senate Chamber http://wunc.org/post/15-moral-monday-protesters-arrested-while-chanting-holding-signs-outside-nc-senate-chamber <p>Fifteen protesters holding signs calling for North Carolina lawmakers to expand Medicaid and unemployment benefits were arrested after refusing to stop chanting and leave an area outside of the state Senate chambers on Monday night.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:49:23 +0000 Jorge Valencia 37799 at http://wunc.org 15 Moral Monday Protesters Arrested While Chanting, Holding Signs Outside NC Senate Chamber Moral Monday Protesters Sing And Chant In Legislative Building; 19 Arrested http://wunc.org/post/moral-monday-protesters-sing-and-chant-legislative-building-19-arrested <p>Nineteen Moral Monday protesters were arrested yesterday after demonstrating in the legislative building against budget proposals and policies passed by Republican-led General Assembly.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dozens of protesters stomped, danced, and chanted at the very tops of their lungs, days after a superior court judge struck down new rules that prohibit loud activities and noises that would cause disturbances. The Wake County judge on Friday argued that the rules were unconstitutional, overly broad and vague.</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:50:18 +0000 Reema Khrais 37403 at http://wunc.org Moral Monday Protesters Sing And Chant In Legislative Building; 19 Arrested NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, June 16 http://wunc.org/post/nc-general-assembly-stories-we-re-following-week-monday-june-16 <p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:42:50 +0000 Jorge Valencia 37329 at http://wunc.org NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, June 16 Wake Superior Court Judge Blocks Rules That Would Apply To ‘Moral Monday’ General Assembly Activists http://wunc.org/post/wake-superior-court-judge-blocks-rules-would-apply-moral-monday-general-assembly-activists <p>A Wake County Superior Court Judge issued an order blocking rules that say how visitors can behave in the state legislative building.<br /><br />Judge Carl Fox will sign the order in response to a lawsuit filed by protesters. Hundreds have rallied on Mondays at the Legislative building in response to laws passed by the General Assembly. &nbsp;<br /><br />Fox says people should be able to voice their opinions in public places, including the General Assembly.<br /> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 13:02:18 +0000 Jorge Valencia 37262 at http://wunc.org Wake Superior Court Judge Blocks Rules That Would Apply To ‘Moral Monday’ General Assembly Activists 'The Teacher Couch Summit,' Tweet By Tweet http://wunc.org/post/teacher-couch-summit-tweet-tweet <p>Monday night, 15 Moral Monday protesters sat in front of Senate Leader Phil Berger’s door.&nbsp; Berger wasn't in his office, so the protesters sat there until the Senate session ended. Soon, State Capitol Police began to usher everyone out. They said that the building was closing, everyone had to leave. Reporter Dave DeWitt was with the protesters. He wrote about what happened next this way:</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:33:30 +0000 Carol Jackson, Dave DeWitt & Reema Khrais 36999 at http://wunc.org 'The Teacher Couch Summit,' Tweet By Tweet Lawmakers Kick Off The Work Week With A Light Load And A Friendly Chat http://wunc.org/post/lawmakers-kick-work-week-light-load-and-friendly-chat <p>Lawmakers began their work week with a Moral Monday protest and a light legislative schedule.</p><p>The House convened briefly in a skeleton session, while the Senate met later in the evening.</p><p></p><p>Senators passed a bill that would create a public-private economic development enterprise. It would contract with the Department of Commerce to attract companies and promote trade and tourism. The Senate's version of the bill would also start a program giving grants to film, TV, and video projects in the state. A tax incentive program expires at the end of the year.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:59:47 +0000 Jessica Jones 36980 at http://wunc.org Lawmakers Kick Off The Work Week With A Light Load And A Friendly Chat Moral Monday, Phil Berger, And The Surprise 'Teacher Couch Summit' http://wunc.org/post/moral-monday-phil-berger-and-surprise-teacher-couch-summit <p>Bryan Proffitt fully expected to go to jail Monday night. He spent most of the day at Hillside High School, where he teaches history, proctoring exams. A few hours after the final school bell, he was in an upstairs auditorium at the state Legislature, rallying supporters.</p><p>“We’re generally a pleasant and rule-following bunch,” he said. “But when you attack our students, when you threaten our schools and our communities and their families and you bully us and our co-workers, than you’d better prepare for what happens next.”</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:15:26 +0000 Dave DeWitt 36981 at http://wunc.org Moral Monday, Phil Berger, And The Surprise 'Teacher Couch Summit'