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Sat Feb 8, 2014, 11:23 PM

HKonJ: Thousands march in downtown Raleigh

Source: Raleigh News & Observer

RALEIGH — State NAACP President William J. Barber II laid out goals for a diverse coalition of groups Saturday afternoon at a rally attended by thousands of people from all over the state and the nation who marched, sang, chanted, cheered and even danced through downtown Raleigh.

Organizers said the “Mass Moral March” was intended to push back against last year’s Republican-led legislation in North Carolina.

Barber called for well-funded public education, anti-poverty policies, affordable health care for all that includes the expansion of Medicaid, an end to disparities in the criminal justice system on the basis of class and race, the expansion of voting rights and “the fundamental principle of equality under the law for all people.”

“We will become the ‘trumpet of conscience’ that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called upon us to be, echoing the God of our mothers and fathers in the faith,” he said. “Now is the time. Here is the place. We are the people. And we will be heard.”

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/08/3602345/hkonj-thousands-march-in-downtown.html





More photos at link.

I wonder if this got ANY coverage on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, or FNC, who devoted plenty of resources to the Tea Party protests?

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Reply HKonJ: Thousands march in downtown Raleigh (Original post)
alp227 Feb 2014 OP
hue Feb 2014 #1
marions ghost Feb 2014 #10
marions ghost Feb 2014 #11
MoreGOPoop Feb 2014 #2
onestepforward Feb 2014 #3
WillyT Feb 2014 #4
newfie11 Feb 2014 #5
modrepub Feb 2014 #13
newfie11 Feb 2014 #16
marions ghost Feb 2014 #14
newfie11 Feb 2014 #15
marions ghost Feb 2014 #17
bigdarryl Feb 2014 #6
marions ghost Feb 2014 #7
musselmanm Feb 2014 #8
marions ghost Feb 2014 #9
marions ghost Feb 2014 #12

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2014, 11:48 PM

1. Solidarity NC!!! K&R!!!

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Response to hue (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 9, 2014, 11:49 AM

10. Rev Barber Speech:

"Higher Ground" segment:



"It's Mighty Low" segment:

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 9, 2014, 12:02 PM

11. "The sun has come out" final segment



The sun finally broke through in the final moments of Rev Barber's speech...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2014, 11:58 PM

2. Would you look at that beautiful crowd!

We've still got it! Not only that, it grew! : )

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2014, 01:37 AM

3. I love that picture!

These folks give me some hope. We all need to be out on the street like they are. Together, we can do great things.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2014, 02:27 AM

4. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!


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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2014, 07:00 AM

5. As usual this will no make national news nt

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 11:13 AM

13. In Philly Paper (Blog)

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Response to modrepub (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 10:21 AM

16. Yeah it's amazing how people go against their own best interest. Nt

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 09:48 AM

14. Lawrence ODonnell did a brief but excellent piece Monday night:

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 10:19 AM

15. I glad but my point is only people that watch Lawrence will see it.

OTOH in this day and age I don't know how many listen to the evening news either.

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 10:28 AM

17. you're right

If it's not on CNN or Fux the majority won't see it.

But...as opposed to the Bushcheney Dark Ages...there are some chinks of light.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2014, 07:22 AM

6. I hope there registering people to vote for 2014 and not just marching to blow off some steam

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 9, 2014, 10:05 AM

7. Are You kidding? Where u been?

NC is mobilizing for an epic battle and it's all hands on deck! Priority #1--taking back the state from the Koch-Pope hijackers and keeping Kay Hagan in the US Senate (that affects you):

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***North Carolina is one of the major battlegrounds this election year--involving control of the US senate:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hey-its-an-election-year-heres-what-2014-will-bring/2013/12/29/cfd99ab2-7095-11e3-8def-a33011492df2_story.html

"The Senate majority will come down to North Carolina and Louisiana. If you assume that Republicans have takeovers in South Dakota, West Virginia and Montana strongly in hand (and, at the moment, they do) and that Arkansas and Alaska are going to be very tough holds for Democrats based on the underlying demographics of the two states, then the GOP stands at a five-seat pickup. Republicans need six to retake the Senate majority, which means that they must find a way to unseat Mary Landrieu (La.), Kay Hagan (N.C.) or both.

Try this one for a delicious possibility: Republicans gain five seats on election night while no one gets 50 percent in the open primary in Louisiana on that same night. That would mean the top two vote-getters — Landrieu and probably Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) would advance to a runoff Dec. 6. That means there would be a month-long race that would decide control of the Senate for the next two years. Yes, that could happen."
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***ALSO --NC has been brutalized by the new voter restrictions and efforts to suppress the vote through every possible means. The Voter ID scam is just part of it. Also the anger over recent gerry-mandering is strong.

Not only do NC activists have to GOTV this year, they have to educate the voters about what the new laws mean for them. DEMOCRACY NC is doing a fantastic job mobilizing people to help not only register, but a big push to educate voters in the new laws is under way:
http://www.democracy-nc.org/

I strongly suggest supporting this group, or the NC NAACP, which is leading the Moral Movement:
http://www.naacp.org/

Or any of the 160 coalition partners of the NAACP and local group HKonJ, working with the NAACP:

LIST OF NC NAACP & HKonJ COALITION PARTNERS
http://www.hkonj.com/coalition_partners

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Articles:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/09/1276229/-March-in-Raleigh-draws-tens-of-thousands

http://billmoyers.com/content/rev-william-j-barber/

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2014, 10:08 AM

8. If I could get there

I could not march but I could yell and support we the people.

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Response to musselmanm (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 9, 2014, 10:17 AM

9. Thank you!

yellers and supporters needed anytime

And to all those who are "there in spirit," never think that is not important.

This is going to be a hard fight this election year. The opposition is intense.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 11:07 AM

12. Discussion thread in GD today:

"The MASSIVE Progressive Protest You Didn’t Hear About This Weekend"

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4471448

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