MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

A group of clergy members is set to converge on the state Capitol to protest a litany of issues ranging from poverty to hatred.

The protest Monday, dubbed a "Higher Ground Moral Day of Action" is one of 30 demonstrations set to take place at state Capitol buildings and city halls nationwide.

The protests are part of the "Moral Monday" movement that began in April 2013 to rail against conservative policies that advocates say hurt the poor and minorities. The Rev. Will Barber, who gained national attention when he spoke at the Democratic National Convention, is leading the protest in Raleigh, North Carolina's capital.

The demonstrators play to present a declaration calling for government leaders to move away from extremist policies.