Taylor said he and 20 other ministers drafted a letter to send to more than 100 churches to encourage them to facilitate voter registration.
“(Voting) has been a mark of civil rights in this country for the past half century,” he said.
For protestors from other states, taking a step forward after the march means staging similar events back home.
“We’ve been super excited by the North Carolina Moral Monday movement,” said Roger Sikes, organizer with Atlanta Jobs with Justice, which advocates for fast food workers in Atlanta. “North Carolina has certainly built a model and a coalition that has obviously worked.”
Michael Wood, research director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, said it is important to join with other states to fight for equality in the days to come.
“If this can be successful here, it’s something that can be replicated in other states also as a way of pushing back,” Wood said, adding that Pennsylvania’s legislature had passed policies similar to those in North Carolina.
Debbie Goldstein, who marched with Carolina Jews for Justice, said the organization will continue to register and inform voters.
“We’re also doing events to raise awareness of education policies and voting rights issues,” she said. “We’re going to get organized and make a difference after the march is done.”
Ronda Gordon, a school social worker in Forsyth County, said she and other educators marching will continue to discourage teachers to trade their tenure for a potential pay raise for the top 25 percent of teachers in each district.
“There are a lot of educators who are standing against this,” she said. “We keep fighting until they hear us, until some changes are made.”
Chris Telesca, president of the Wake County Progressive Democrats, said his organization is working to channel voters’ frustrations into election results.
“All of these problems everybody’s complaining about out here are going to be resolved for political action,” he said.
And Barbara Lau, director of the Pauli Murray Project of the Duke Human Rights Center, said building coalitions and starting conversations are crucial to moving forward.
“I don’t think of this as the end, this is really the beginning,” she said.