Today, I had the opportunity to take part in the “People of Color Legislative Day” march on the General Assembly. The NC NAACP organized the event, and the march was lead by the dynamic Rev. William Barber, the president of the North Carolina State NAACP.
The purpose of the event was to organize activists, concerned citizens and all other stakeholders to lobby for the group’s comprehensive legislative agenda, which includes such varied topics as education, health care, elections and voting rights, criminal justice, housing, the environment and support for HBCU’s. Today’s event paid particular attention to worker rights and the need to honor and support the NC servicemen and women in Iraq. The event provided an opportunity for many concerned people who generally may not have access to the legislature to have the chance to get face time with their representatives and discuss many issues.
I, for one, thought the event was a success. It was great to be among so many people committed to preserving and promoting the highest ideals of our society and to confronting and solving the many challenges we face in North Carolina. For those who care about building a better society and promoting equality among (and equal justice for) all types of North Carolinians I encourage you learn more and to get involved.