May 19 was the first “Moral Monday” of 2014. While NC has continued to pass regressive policies it has not demoralized the movement, rather it has made us stronger. NC HEAT members went on stage to join two youth speakers as they demanded the NCGA listen to the youth and the issues affecting their communities including the school-to-prison-pipeline. Once the rally ended the crowd of several thousand all put tape on their mouths and entered the general assembly in response to the new building codes adopted behind closed doors. This Monday marked the beginning of what will be weekly demonstrations at the general assembly while they are in session.