Archives

Uncategorized

Thousands of North Carolinians took to the streets of Raleigh Saturday to protest a laundry list of issues advanced by the Republican-controlled legislature and Governor Pat McCrory.

Marchers spoke out against school vouchers, low wages for teachers, the state’s voter suppression law, a rejection of Medicaid expansion, as well as cuts to unemployment benefits.

For more of the sights and sounds from February 8th’s Moral March on Raleigh, click below:

YouTube Preview Image
Uncategorized

Moral March on RaleighDespite the forecast of gray winter skies and perhaps some spotty rain, Saturday’s Moral March on Raleigh is looking increasingly as if it will be the biggest one yet. March organizers report that:

  • several thousand people have already committed  to attending on several different websites and Facebook pages — far more than 2013;
  • the number of buses and large vans already reserved for Saturday is nearly three times the number reserved last year; and Read More
Uncategorized

hk-2This morning’s edition of the Weekly Briefing spells out eight reasons — four “big picture” and four, “practical and down to earth” — why you should march in this Saturday’s Moral March on Raleigh.

Here’s one:

“North Carolina is Ground Zero in the ideological contest over the nation’s future –America may be politically polarized at this moment in its history, but at some point in the foreseeable future, a combination of demographic, economic and, perhaps even environmental changes is going to help break the logjam. And while there are some encouraging indications that things will break in a progressive direction – the rapid progress in LGBT equality is perhaps the most obvious sign – this is anything but a sure thing, especially given the overwhelming financial resources at the disposal of the forces of reaction. Right now, no state in the union better exemplifies this sharp divide than deeply purple North Carolina. There is simply no more urgent time or better place to join the battle.”

See ya’ Saturday at 9:30!

Uncategorized

People of color lobby daySeveral progressive nonprofits are now targeting next Tuesday, April 9 as a day of action and protest at the General Assembly.

Among the complementary events:

HK on J People of (all) Colors Lobby Day - which will commence at 9:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church – Family Life Center at 109 S. Wilmington St. in Raleigh. Click here for more information.

and Women’s Advocacy Day – which is also scheduled to commence at 9:00 a.m. Click here for more information.

Hope to see you there!

Uncategorized

As you’re making your weekend plans, don’t forget about Saturday morning’s sixth annual HK on J rally. The “Historic Thousands on Jones Street” people’s assembly will gather at 9:30am at Shaw University before marching to the North Carolina General Assembly.

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous says the mass demonstration is an opportunity  for citizens to “come together to challenge persistent poverty, unequal education and voter suppression in North Carolina.”

Now if you’re still unsure you want to lace-up your Nikes and leave your warm home on a Saturday morning, N.C. Policy Watch’s Rob Schofield  offers seven reminders from the past legislative session that should offer you some motivation:

Reminder #1 –Thom “Divide and Conquer” Tillis – The following is a direct quote from the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. He said it out loud at a public meeting last fall. Read More