Northwest Member Arrested at Moral Monday Protest

Karen Reagle with Trooper Medicare Expansion Now Sign

Karen Reagle “Medicaid Expansion Now”

While participating in the weekly Georgia Moral Monday movement, Karen Regale, a member of Northwest UU Congregation, was arrested along with nine others.  Nearly 60 demonstrators had assembled at the Capitol protesting Gov. Deal’s decision not to expand Medicaid.

Karen Reagle, also a lay minister emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta stated, “I believe in taking care of my brothers and sisters, no matter their circumstances – but especially those in need of physical care and healthcare.”

About Moral Monday Georgia:  Moral Monday Georgia is a multiracial, multi-issue coalition of citizens working for positive change for the public good.  Modeled on the North Carolina NAACP’s HKonJ / Forward Together Movement led by North Carolina NAACP’s President Rev. Dr. William Barber; Moral Monday Georgia is broad based coalition of progressive organizations who have come together for such a time as this.  For too long, many elected officials in Georgia have ignored the moral implications of their actions and inactions with respect to the neediest among us. Our coalition stands against all forms of discrimination and amplifies the voices and ideas of folks in marginalized circumstances.