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Taking Moral March lessons home

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Hundreds of people from New Hanover County traveled to Raleigh Saturday for the Moral March. (Source: Deborah Dicks Maxwell) Hundreds of people from New Hanover County traveled to Raleigh Saturday for the Moral March. (Source: Deborah Dicks Maxwell)
(Source: Deborah Dicks Maxwell) (Source: Deborah Dicks Maxwell)
(Source: Deborah Dicks Maxwell) (Source: Deborah Dicks Maxwell)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Hundreds of people from New Hanover County traveled to Raleigh Saturday for the Moral March.

Marchers were fighting for a broad range of issues, including voting rights, labor rights, public education, women's and immigrants' rights, health care access and inequities and racial discrimination in the state's criminal justice system.

"We are a collective unit here in New Hanover County, and we will work together on resolving issues that are pertinent to this area and this community," said NAACP President Deborah Dicks Maxwell.

Maxwell said the individuals who attend the Moral March in Raleigh will take the information they learned and spread it back into their community to inspire change within their local political groups, and she said this will also happen within New Hanover County.

"The people in North Carolina want things for them, not for a few rich individuals and they've shown that we wish to do it and we wish do it at the local level," said Maxwell.

The NAACP announced it would kick off the North Carolina Moral Freedom Summer in 2014.

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