Moral March on Raleigh & HKonJ PEOPLE’S  ASSEMBLY
Taking the Resistance to the Ballot Box
The Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People’s Assembly Coalition is made up of the more than 125 North Carolina NAACP branches, youth councils, and college chapters from across the state and members of over 200 other social justice organizations.
FEBRUARY 09, 2019

HKonJ People’s Assembly

Downtown Raleigh

Next Year's Moral March on Raleigh









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2008 – 2017
The HKonJ Coalition holds an annual mobilization called the Moral March on Raleigh & HKonJ People’s Assembly. It has grown to approximately 80,000 in 2017! Each year, on the 2nd Saturday in February, thousands of HKonJ marchers flood downtown Raleigh, NC where the HKonJ People’s Assembly convenes and ultimately marches to the North Carolina State Capitol.
Less than two months later, the HKonJ Coalition kicked off its first annual “HKonJ People’s Assembly” in February of 2007 when over 3,500 supporters 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.
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.
Since it was sanctioned and signed in 2007, the HKonJ Coalition has transformed the 14-Point People’s Agenda into comprehensive reform bills that have been introduced in legislative sessions.
Just a few of HKonJ achievements include:
Successfully preventing the unconstitutional resegregation of Wake County Schools (the largest school system in NC)
An increase in the minimum wage
Successful passage of The Racial Justice Act
Obtained Same Day voter registration and extended Early Voting
Won Smithfield workers their right to unionize
Helped to initiate groundwork for former Governor Perdue’s “Eugenics Compensation Program Bill.”
After an avalanche of extreme and immoral policies passed during the 2013 Legislative Session, under the leadership of the NC NAACP, the HKonJ Coalition continued their work under the banner of the Forward Together Moral Movement and organized 13 Moral Mondays and over 25 local Moral Mondays across the state once the session ended.

This nationally known movement has spread to dozens of states and has inspired people across the nation. The HKonJ Coalition has continued to hold Moral Monday mass demonstrations at the state capitol while also fighting extremist laws and legislators in the courts and at the ballot box. We successfully won three voting rights lawsuits that overturned key aspects of the 2013 voter suppression law and found both the congressional and state districts in North Carolina to be racially gerrymandered and unconstitutional.

Justice in Education
Police Reform/Criminal Justice
Voting Rights
  • Muslims For Social Justice
Youth Organizing
LGBTQ Rights
Democracy, Civil and Human Rights
People's Assemblies (LPA)
  • Cumberland People’s Assembly
  • Mountain People’s Assembly