Thousands at HKonJ take their message to NC’s legislature (audio postcard)

State budget cuts, the stagnant economy, a threat to voting rights, and the anti-gay marriage amendment brought thousands of North Carolinians to downtown Raleigh Saturday for the 6th Annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street.

We hear from several of those marchers in this “HK on J” audio postcard:



Special thanks to the Justice Center’s Jeff Shaw for help in capturing some of the images from Saturday’s march.


  1. NC Independents

    February 12, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Gore Vidal, in the 1970s. From Wikipedia

    “There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party…and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat. Republicans are a bit stupider, more rigid, more doctrinaire in their laissez-faire capitalism than the Democrats, who are cuter, prettier, a bit more corrupt—until recently… and more willing than the Republicans to make small adjustments when the poor, the black, the anti-imperialists get out of hand. But, essentially, there is no difference between the two parties.”

  2. Alex

    February 13, 2012 at 6:41 am

    I couldn’t help noticing the similarities between the march in Raleigh, and the riots going on in Greece- large numbers of folks pleading for more government assistance from essentially two bankrupt governments who have fostered this dependence for years. A rather sad commentary I must say !

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