James Protzman, the founder of the blog BlueNC and a Democratic candidate for governor in 2016, plans to get arrested Monday night as part of the “Moral Monday'' protests at the Legislative Building.
“Everyone comes to Moral Monday with a unique set of concerns and demands,' Protzman said in a statement. “Mine are very specific. Republicans in North Carolina have rigged our elections through extreme gerrymandering, to the point that our government cannot be considered legitimate. To restore our democracy, lawmakers must redraw our legislative districts in time for the 2014 election cycle. Once we have new districts, members of the General Assembly must resign and stand for new elections.''