Movement moving across the country hits Indiana

Reverend William Barber will help Indiana organize a Moral Mondays movement. (Photo Provided/CBS)
Reverend William Barber will help Indiana organize a Moral Mondays movement. (Photo Provided/CBS)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A political movement that has spread across the country is making its way to Indiana.

Reverend William Barber will come to Indianapolis next month to help Hoosiers organize a Moral Mondays movement in Indiana. The movement began in North Carolina in 2012 under the Barber’s leadership.

Every Monday while legislators are in session, a rally is held at the statehouse to protest a wide range of issues from healthcare to environmental advocacy.

Patti O’Callaghan said the goal of the movement is for government to do what is right for people and the planet.

“It could be a liability having so many issues, but we believe we could make that liability into an advantage,” O’Callaghan said.

Moral Mondays have spread to several states since its creation including Georgia, Florida and Missouri.

“We’re just at the stage of trying to get the word out and raise awareness,” O’Callaghan said. “We really think this could be a tipping point for people to understand.”

O’Callaghan said the first Moral Monday in Indiana could come as soon as November. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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