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Monday, August 26, 2013

The Raging Grannies of North Carolina Raise their Voices and Middle Fingers

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words but I am guessing this one might be worth a few more.  This group of senior activists joined others including students, civil rights advocates, and clergy from all over North Carolina this past May to register their disapproval for increasingly conservative State politics.  According to an article in News One for Black America, about 30 people were arrested at the statehouse in a demonstration designed to force the state legislature to reconsider some of the bills that would reduce funding for preschool education, reduce aid to the state university system and ease restrictions on gun purchasing.  

"One of our sayings is 'Stay in Trouble" and that's what we intend to do becuase we have to fight against anything that threatens the future of our grandchildren, "said Vicki Ryder, one of the grannies who was arrested at the protest.