North Carolina NAACP State Conference Mobilizing Massive March on Raleigh to Challenge Injustice, Restore Democracy
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, January 11, 2014, 02:07 PM EST
The North Carolina NAACP State Conference and the Historic Thousands on Jones Street People’s Coalition (HKonJ) today announced a Moral March on Raleigh on Saturday, February 8. The massive march will bring North Carolinians from all corners of the state to restore democracy, challenge injustice in the Tar Heel State, mobilize voters, and continue their critique of the extreme agenda of state lawmakers. More than a march, the event will also serve as an assembly where participants organize for the rest of 2014.
The North Carolina NAACP will hold a media conference call on January 8, 30 days prior to the historic convening, to discuss what promises to be the largest, most diverse convening in a southern state since the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March. The 7th annual event is designed to give voice to ordinary North Carolinians, who will present to the legislature a people’s agenda that is rooted in anti-poverty and anti-racism.
The Historic Thousands on Jones St. (HKonJ) People's Assembly Coalition was formed in 2006 and now has over 150 coalition partners, who make up the heart and soul of the nationally acclaimed "Moral Monday" protests that challenged the backward and cruel policies of Tea Party extremists who took over the North Carolina legislature a year ago.
After turning the state of North Carolina on fire with spirited weekly Moral Monday protests, where more than 940 people were arrested while challenging the legislature’s avalanche of extreme public policies, the North Carolina NAACP State Conference and HKonJ will yet again bring masses to the Southern state capitol.