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The Moral March on Raleigh' latest rally in support of left-leaning policy

"The Moral March on Raleigh" was held Saturday, February 11, 2017. The march was a protest designed to bring awareness to LGBT, immigration, voter rights and healthcare issues. (Image source: Raleigh News & Observer)

At the same time protests against Planned Parenthood were taking place across the nation Saturday, the 11th annual "Moral March" — focused in recent years on fighting the conservative-leaning agenda in the North Carolina state government — took place in Raleigh, N.C.

Thousands were expected to attend the annual civil rights march led by the NAACP. This year's march has a new set of issues, according to the group's website, with many of the speakers planning remarks focused on the actions of President Donald Trump to address immigration.

“The Moral March on Raleigh is part of a love and justice movement. We fight for an intersectional agenda to support public education, economic sustainability, workers’ rights and livable wages, health care For all, medicaid expansion, environmental justice, equal protection under the law without regard to race, immigration status, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation, voting rights for all, and criminal justice.”

Organizers also specifically plan to address the desire to repeal House Bill 2 — the law that limits which public restrooms transgender people are allowed to use — in addition to voicing their opposition to gerrymandering in N.C.,and the GOP's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. A livestream of the event is available here.

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