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‘Moral Monday’ arrests could bankrupt one NC county, councilman says

The civil disobedience movement that has been taking place weekly in North Carolina is marching on as hundreds of protestors speak out against what they consider harmful measures by the state legislature.

From restrictions on women’s health to not extending benefits to the unemployed and cutting Medicaid, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and other measures that could keep North Carolinians fed and medicated, the GOP-led legislature is under harsh criticism by its residents.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Asheville City Councilman Cecil Bothwell and Melissa Price-Kromm, director for North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections, to discuss the issues facing the state. Bey also spoke with protesters Tom Colson and Elizabeth Ann Beckert to discuss how the issues will affect them.

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