The theme of the 2012 Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) march is particularly resonant at a time when our state faces many challenges. Among them, Amendment One. Which could harm our children, families, and all unmarried couples.
NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said the Amendment One vote joins a long list of concerns and causes—from poverty to the plight of the working class to voter suppression. With North Carolina’s position as a swing state and the site of the Democratic Party’s presidential convention, ours is a uniquely high-profile state.
The country will be watching.
“So goes North Carolina, so goes this nation.” Jealous said. “And if we at the NAACP are committed to anything, it’s pushing America closer to her ideals.”
If we are to go forward together—and not take a step back on May 8—then we must stand together now.
Saturday, February 11 – 9:30 a.m. – Assembly begins at Shaw University