[This letter was written by LWV-Wake member Margie Maddox and published in The News & Observer. It was written as a private citizen and not on behalf of the League.]
News & Observer - July 9, 2018
As a retired educator, I supported the teachers’ march and am saddened that their concerns fell on so many deaf ears in the General Assembly. Marches are one way citizens can peacefully show their concern and bring an issue into clearer focus.
In the past, I have participated in women’s marches, HK on J Marches/Rallies, March for Our Lives, Tuesdays without Tillis gatherings and the Climate March. All of these were important avenues to help raise the level of awareness regarding issues about which many North Carolinians have strong feelings.
Come November, these same individuals must gather all their friends and anyone else along the way, and march straight to the voting booths. November’s march may be the most important one of all.