The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for liberals and progressives.
The state legislature has been out of control on a host of issues - you're probably feeling angry and shellshocked after the Republican attacks on voting rights and their passage of laws that would expand dark money in North Carolina politics and allow candidates and groups to run political ads with no accountability.
The Republicans have gone far beyond enacting a conservative agenda. They have enacted a coup that has destroyed democracy in our state and handed over control of your money, your public officials, the well being of your family, your economic future and even your basic rights under the US Constitution to Art Pope, the Koch Brothers, extremist religious groups, the NRA, and a handful of business interests around the state.
In the Weekend Woundup thread here at BlueNC, several people have bandied about ideas for what to do next. The legislature is polling negative with NC voters - even Republicans - and the public is angry. Very angry.
Several groups are working to fight Republicans in the legislature. The NAACP has had remarkable success with Moral Mondays. The League of Women Voters has come out strongly against restrictions on our basic voting rights. Progress NC and Democracy NC are organizing and getting the word out on the extremism in the legislature.
You can attend Moral Mondays or volunteer for an existing organization or get involved with the NC Democratic Party. What else can you do?