Members from the more than 125 North Carolina State Conference NAACP branches, youth councils, high school and college chapters from the four corners of the state and members and friends of over 160 other social justice organizations make up the “Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People’s Assembly Coalition!”
In December of 2006, under the leadership of HKonJ Convener, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, who also serves as the President of the NC NAACP State Conference, HKonJ held its first organizing meeting with a diverse group of some of the state’s best organizers, political scientists, lawyers, religious leaders, and activists. Less than two months later, HKonJ kicked off its first annual “HKonJ People’s Assembly” in February of 2007 where more than 3,500 supporters attended as they sanctioned and signed the coalition’s “HKonJ 14-Point People’s Agenda (with detailed ‘Action Steps’).” The HKonJ Coalition transformed the 14-Point People’s Agenda into comprehensive reform bills that have been introduced in legislative sessions.
Phi Lambda supports and participates in the yearly HKonJ March held in downtown Raleigh.
For additional information, contact: HKonJ@philambda.org