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Moral March on Raleigh & HKonJ People’s Assembly

The Salisbury-Rowan NAACP is sponsoring a charter bus to Raleigh on Saturday for the annual Moral March on Raleigh and HKonJ People’s Assembly.

The bus will leave from the K-Mart parking lot on East Innes Street at 5:30 a.m. The cost is $10 per person.

For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Annie Boone-Carroll at 704-314-5997 or Leanese Woods at Salisburyronaacpsecretary@gmail.com.

The Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People’s Assembly Coalition is made up of more than 125 NAACP branches, youth councils and college chapters from across the state and members of more than 200 other social justice organizations.

The assembly is an annual mobilization that has grown to about 80,000 marchers in downtown Raleigh, where they march to the state Capitol.

Supporters signed the coalition’s “HKonJ 14-Point People’s Agenda” with detailed steps. The coalition made the agenda a comprehensive reform bill that has been introduced in legislative sessions. A few achievements include successfully preventing the resegregation of Wake County Schools, an increase in minimum wage, the successful passage of the Racial Justice Act, and obtaining same-day voter registration and extended early voting.

The coalition has continued its work under the banner of the Forward Together Moral Movement and organized 13 Moral Mondays and more than 25 local Moral Mondays across the state.

The coalition has continued to hold Moral Monday demonstrations at the Capitol while also fighting what it considers extremist laws and legislators in the courts and at the ballot box.

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