Rev. Dr. William Barber II, the architect of the Moral Monday movement, tore the house down at the Democratic National Convention. On a night where progressive leaders from across the country came together to pitch progress — Rev. Dr. Barber and his message of moral courage and social justice stole the spotlight.
“I say to you tonight, there are some issues that are not left versus right, liberal versus conservative, they are right versus wrong. We need to embrace our deepest moral values and push for a revival of the heart of our democracy. When we fight to reinstate the power of the Voting Rights Act and to break interposition and the nullification of the current Congress, we in the South especially know that when we do that, we are reviving the heart of our democracy. When we fight for $15 and a union, and universal health care, and public education, and immigrant rights, and LGBTQ rights, we are reviving the heart of our democracy.”
Rev. Dr. Barber will be speaking at the upcoming Fight for $15 National Convention in Richmond on August 13th, and will be marching at the front of thousands of low-wage workers who will come together to Fight for $15 and union rights for all. This fight isn’t over. We need to win $15 everywhere in America.
“We are being called, like our mothers and fathers, to be the moral defibrillators of our time. We will shock this nation and fight for justice for all.”
“We will not give up on the heart of our democracy, not now, not ever.”