This is a picture of my friend TJ, who did civil disobedience in Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina. The North Carolina legislature is out of control for they are cutting many, many programs. This past Monday, several clergy were arrested and I so very much wanted to be among them. See this link for information about the protests. http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/11/2954059/clergy-lead-moral-monday-demonstration.html
I am astounded at our legislature and I want to join the protests but because of my brain injury, I think it would be too difficult for me to participate. Raleigh is about 3 1/2 hours from Asheville. The jail is noisy and I understand folks aren’t released until about 2 or 3 AM.
Yesterday I had an appointment about 1 mile from my home on Haywood road so I decided to walk. The traffic on Haywood was loud and I because I’m unable to filter noise, I found it difficult walking. When I arrived to get my hair cut, I went inside where there was music playing on the stereo so I had to divide my attention and filter that out as well. The whole thing exhausted and reminded me why it’s best for me not to get arrested in Raleigh.
I did get another idea though. There are many folks who just can’t take risk being exhausted for work on Tuesday so they cannot participate either. It seems to me, we need to have some sort of event here. It could be connected to what is going on in Raleigh. I ran it by a couple of folks a week ago and they thought it might work. I just need to follow up on my idea.