#ForwardTogether and #MoralMonday: Reverends Barber and Warnock on MSNBC’s “Up with Steve Kornacki”

I subscribed to the William J. Barber YouTube channel and so I found this nifty segment from the MSNBC show “Up with Steve Kornacki (which by the way, I don’t think I’ve seen before).

The 10 min. 38 second video at the beginning shows people in Georgia protesting and being arrested as well as some of the 59 protesters recently arrested in Albany, New York.

Rev. Barber explains what is at the heart of the Moral Monday movement. He talks about the necessity for a state-based, moral, and constitutional response to political extremism.

Rev. Raphael Warnock explains that he was motivated to protest in Georgia’s statehouse because:

* Georgia rejected federal medicaid money and GA’s legislature passed a law to make it more difficult to expand medicaid in the future

* GA’s state legislature decided that if any food stamp recipient provided reason for suspicion that a drug test must be ordered at the expense of the person being tested

* GA’s legislature decided it is a crime for any state employee to help somebody connect to the Affordable Care Act

“There is this growing sense that we’ve had more than enough”.
– Rev. Raphael Warnock

Video description from YouTube: “March 23rd, 2014 – Moral Monday architect Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Georgia Moral Monday Arrestee, Rev. Raphael Warnock are guests on MSNBC’s “Up with Steve Kornacki” to talk about the regressive legislation going on in the South and the impact of the Moral Monday Movement.”

Coming Events:
New York:
“Join us on Monday the 24th, at 5:00 pm, at the State Office Building on Hawley Street in Binghamton for our 3rd Moral Monday event.” – Central New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

North Carolina:
#MoralMonday march in Statesville, NC, on Monday March 24, 5pm
Article from Statesville.com

Alabama:
Tuesday March 25, 12:00 at the State House in Montgomery, AL
See Alabama NAACP

Missouri:
Columbia’s Second Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 1 – “A Call to Dignity”, Columbia, Missouri
Article

Location

Florida:
I can’t locate impending events.
This is an article about a Mid-March rally at Florida’s Capitol which was led by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Wisconsin:
“Join the Moral Monday Coalition on Monday, March 24th, 5:30-7 P.M.at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Social Hall) to develop minimum wage and Medicaid expansion action plans.”
Event Link
Moral Mondays Chippewa Valley Wisconsin Facebook Page

To keep up with the Moral Monday/Forward Together movement, search these tags [just click the link] and don’t be shy – retweet, chat, reply:

#ForwardTogether

#MoralMonday

Follow @MoralMondays

Alabama:
@AlabamaNAACP

Georgia:
#moralmondayga

#RiseUpGA

New York:
#AllOfUs

North Carolina:
@NCNAACP

Facebook:
Moral Monday

Several facebook pages and groups have been springing up.
Check this search for all pages named “Moral Monday” to find a page about your area.
Or start one.

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