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Looking Behind the Moral Monday Protests
One Triad high school junior fears North Carolina politicians are reducing her rights through legislation.
This month WFDD will bring you stories from our Radio 101 education program. It goes into Triad high schools and teaches students journalism skills so they can engage with their community in a new way.
Breck Radulovic is a junior at Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem. She believes the 2013 Moral Monday Movement is a venue for young people who want a political voice. Between April and August, more than 920 protesters were arrested for demonstrating against Governor Pat McCrory and the Republican led legislature who passed laws for broad changes in voter rights, education, reduced unemployment benefits and a rejection of expanding Medicaid. This movement is also spreading to grassroots organizers in other states.
Last week in Raleigh, a judge acquitted seven more protestors for demonstrating at the North Carolina State Legislative Building.
In her Radio 101 essay, Radulovic explores the motivation for people on both sides of the Moral Monday protest.