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Photographer's Note

Since March 2013, protestors have been gathering each Monday in Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, to voice their concerns and objections to the changes the Republican-controlled legislative session has been passing.

With the recent passage of what is now considered "the most repressive voting legislation" in the past half century in the entire United States, the protests have started to spread throughout the state.

Called "Moral Mondays," the most recent protest was in my own town of Asheville and featured a number of powerful speakers, most notably, Rev Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP. The protest drew a crowd estimated to be between 7,500 - 10,000 -- quite a lot for a little mountain town.

What is happening in North Carolina is now making national headlines both for the sheer lunacy of the new legislation, as well as for its regressive nature. The New York Times has written two editorials under the headline, "The Decline of North Carolina."

Inevitably, our situation has become fodder for the comedians, most notably on the extremely popular "Daily Show with Jon Stewart."
That same night (August 5th) North Carolina's new legislation was once again the hot topic. The show can be seen @ http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/mon-august-5-2013-neal-thompson (the North Carolina story begins @ minute 6:29)

Polls show that 4/5 North Carolinians disagree with and are embarrassed by the lunacy of this legislation -- sentiments that are beautifully summed up in this protestor's poster.

Categories for this shot should be both "humorous" as well as now (sadly) "daily life."

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  • Copyright: kristin fellows (KristinsCamera) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 207 W: 9 N: 447] (2384)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2013-08-05
  • Categories: 幽默
  • Exposure:f/5.0, 1/160 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2013-08-07 5:57
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