HKonJ/People of Color Unity and Justice Legislative Day
THE FINAL PUSH TOWARD APRIL 9TH
(Prepare to Return to Voter I.D. Hearing on April 10th)
Things for Churches and Faith Community To Do
- In these final days, please continue to announce, educate, enforce flyer campaigns and mobilize for HKonJ/People of Color Justice & Unity Legislative Day to be held at the First Baptist Church, 101 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC, on Tuesday, April 9th
- On Sunday, 04/07/13, emphasize "Justice and Unity " at your church or place of worship while remembering Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s tragic assassination (April 4, 1968) and promoting the April 9th event, where we pick up the baton of Justice and Unity and march on; It shall be a day for people of ALL COLORS; ALL those who love God’s "justice" and "unity" shall come together on April 9th and beyond
- Churches may also consider assisting the movement with transportation such as providing the usages of vans and mini-buses to mobilize on April 9th
- Please call Rev. Kojo Nantambu, Religious Education and Advocacy Project (REAP) Director or Rev. Curtis E. Gatewood, HKonJ Coalition Coordinator at 866 – NC NAACP (866 626-2227), for assistance with these and other ideas relative to church and faith participation/mobilization
Things for NAACP Units and HKonJ Local People’s Assemblies To Do
- NAACP Units in the State of North Carolina should continue announcing, educating, implementing flyer campaigns and mobilize for HKonJ/People of Color Justice & Unity Legislative Day like never before
- Follow up ‘Bloody Sunday’ Events to remind supporters to attend April 9th Legislative Day
- 04/07 – Have "Religious Affairs Committees/Chairs" to work with area churches to maximize Legislative Day turnout for the final Sunday leading up to April 9th; Special efforts should be aimed toward Legislative Day mobilization on Sunday, April 7th
- NAACP Units should work with HKonJ Local People Assemblies and/or allow your local "Community Coordination Committee" to reach out to and organize with local HKonJ Partners and other local social justice organizations who specialize in "5 Game Changer" areas (1. Economic Sustainability, 2. Educational Equality, 3. Health Care for All, 4. Criminal Justice, 5. Voting Rights); focus on mobilization and lobbying tips (more on lobbying tips will be heard during morning session on April 9th).
- For mobilization assistance call Rev. Curtis E. Gatewood, HKonJ Coalition Coordinator at 919 682-4700.
Things for HKonJ Coalition Partners To Do
- HKonJ Coalition Partners should push final days with flyer campaigns, email blasts, social network postings, website alerts, and in other ways ensure mobilization for HKonJ/People of Color Justice & Unity Legislative Day on April 9th.
- 04/07 – Work with area churches to maximize Legislative Day turnout for Sundays leading up to April 9th; Special efforts should be aimed toward Legislative Day mobilization on Sunday, April 7th
- HKonJ Category Focus on mobilizing constituents based upon the following categories (find your area of interest, get with a Category Captain and/or recruit area organizations/partners you may know or those who could be considered potential partners:
Immigrant Justice Labor & Worker’s Rights
Health Care Economic Justice/Development
Environmental Justice Community Organizing/Outreach
LGBT Rights Women’s Rights
Democracy/Civil/Human Rights Peace Advocacy
- Work with area HKonJ Local People Assemblies and/or allow your community outreach person to reach out to NAACP and other local social justice organizations these final days who specialize in certain areas of our HKonJ 14-Point People’s Agenda
- In every way imaginable, spend the final few days making phone calls, social networking, emailing, and coordinating with friends, organizational/religious leaders to ensure we maximize turnout at our HKonJ/People of Color Justice & Unity Legislative Day
- For assistance contact Rev. Curtis E. Gatewood, HKonJ Coalition Coordinator at 866 626-2227
General logistical and other information for April 9, 2013
(Prepare to return on April 10th for 2nd Public Hearing on Voter I.D.)
- Wear comfortable shoes; NAACP representatives are asked to wear "NAACP" garments where possible/accessible; Youth/College may wear School/College paraphernalia; HKonJ Coalition Partners wear your organizational clothing or what makes you comfortable
- Arrive for registration at 8:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 101 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC www.godowntownraleigh.com/get-around/parking; Pick up information packets prior to being seated
- Parking on church lot is very limited; there is a public parking deck adjacent to the church which can be entered from either S. Wilmington or Blount St within walking distance (link written in blue above gives parking options)
- During the teach-in at the church, the Moderator will provide instructions and ‘tips for lobbying (to be used where feasible when we arrive at the NC General Assembly)’
- Be prepared to walk from church to N. C. General Assembly located at 16 W. Jones St., one mile
- If you are disabled or would rather not walk, please bring a driver if possible who can drive you from the church to General Assembly. If that is not possible, please notify our office at 866 626-2227
– Link to map (in purple) from church to legislative building – http://mapq.st/10EvLwX
- Walk two-by-two on sidewalks and adhere to all lawful and safe pedestrian measures
- Banners and signage will not be permitted inside General Assembly
- Bring money for lunch – There is a Legislative Cafeteria and cafés in the area. Menu items are reasonably priced
- PREPARE TO RETURN TO THE NC GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON APRIL 10 TO ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING ON VOTER I.D. House Elections Committee will hold another public hearing on the legislative Voter I.D. proposals at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, in Room 643 of the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh; Let’s show them, this is a ‘movement not a moment’
For questions prior to or on the actual day of the assembly, call Rev. Curtis E. Gatewood, HKonJ Coalition Coordinator (919 939-6311) or Atty. Jamie S. Phillips, Legal Redress & Public Policy Coordinator (443 414-0650), or Mr. Rob Stephens, Field Secretary NC NAACP (336 577-9335), or Rev. Kojo Nantambu (704 599-8904).
IT’S TIME TO STAND UP AND ACT!
HKonJ People of Color (People of ALL Colors)
Justice & Unity Legislative Day
April 9, 2013 – Registration begins at 8:30 am
First Baptist Church, 101 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC
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