Protests, demonstrations coincide with House budget debate

Protests, demonstrations coincide with House budget debate

- in Legislative Watch

On the day that House Republicans will vote in lockstep to pass a regressive, back-to-the-bad-old-days budget, perhaps the biggest and most interesting news will take place outside the General Assembly.

During the lunch hour, protesters from the Together NC coalition will dress in early 20th Century costumes  and speak from a horse and buggy outside the General Assembly to make the point  that the House budget will take North Carolina back decades.

Later in the afternoon, thousands of people are expected to gather outside the legislature for the “One Voice Rally” — an event sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Educators.

We’ll have additional coverage of these events here and on The Progressive Pulse.

About the author

Rob Schofield, Director of NC Policy Watch, has three decades of experience as a lawyer, lobbyist, writer and commentator. At Policy Watch, Rob writes and edits daily online commentaries and handles numerous public speaking and electronic media appearances. He also delivers a radio commentary that’s broadcast weekdays on WRAL-FM and WCHL and hosts News and Views, a weekly radio news magazine that airs on multiple stations across North Carolina.
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