State AFL-CIO President to NCGA: "I will not be obedient in the face of injustice"

NC State AFL-CIO President James Andrews will join the almost 500 who have gone before him and risk arrest by petitioning the NC General Assembly in nonviolent civil disobedience at Moral Monday 8. About why he has chosen civil disobedience, James had this to say:

"Today I stand in opposition to the immoral acts taken against the people of North Carolina by those who claim to govern in their name. "Well, not in my name do this General Assembly and Governor act. Not with my consent do they undermine North Carolina and her hard-working families.

"I am not intimidated by bullies. And I will not be obedient in the face of injustice."

The text of James' full statement can be found here: http://bit.ly/1cf3W34.

You can watch a video of James statement at http://youtu.be/kMjlAAQl-Jw.

Comments

Amen

The entire legislature is an illegitimate body, governing in defiance of fundamental principles of democracy.

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