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Women’s Issues in Spotlight at 11th Moral Monday

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/In-The-States/Women-s-Issues-in-Spotlight-at-11th-Moral-Monday

Braving southern summer heat, humidity and waving signs, including “First the Great Recession, Now the Great Regression,” more than 2,000 North Carolinians gathered at the state Capitol in Raleigh at the 11th Moral Monday to protest extreme actions of the legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory (R).

With the focus on women’s issues—especially women’s health care—more than 100 people, including about 70 women, were arrested for civil disobedience when they refused to leave the General Assembly building. That’s where Republican lawmakers have steamrolled legislation cutting health care for the poor, eliminating unemployment benefits for 70,000 jobless workers, slashing funds for public education, raising taxes on low-income families while cutting taxes on the wealthy and corporations...