The ANAACP Invites You and Your Advocacy, Community, or Faith Group to Join the Non-Partisan Alamance People’s Assembly and Hold Our Alamance County Representatives Accountable.

Alamance People’s Assembly meetings: Join us on third Thursdays at 6:00 pm, at Life’s Journey UCC, at 2121 Edgewood Ave., Burlington, NC. For more information contact alamancepeoplesassembly@gmail.com or 336.365.8536.

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When extremist ideologues and their corporate bedfellows took control of our state government in 2012, the NC NAACP and the HKonJ People’s Assembly, a statewide coalition of progressive advocacy and faith groups, were already organized and ready to lead the resistance with Moral Mondays. And in 2013, our Alamance Moral Monday campaign took that same moment of concern, fear and uncertainty over state legislation and transformed it into a nonpartisan, local movement for Justice and Love in Alamance County.

At our Alamance Moral Monday, with over 500 people attending and national coverage of a speech from the event, we put a local spotlight on the flood of unconstitutional and immoral laws sponsored and supported by our own local representatives to the North Carolina General Assembly, Sen. Rick Gunn and House Reps. Dennis Riddell and Stephen Ross.

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Alamance Moral Monday, 2013

In 2014, with the help of our partners, we brought five buses with over 240 people to the 8th HKonJ Moral March in Raleigh, and every year since, we have continued mobilizing our community for the annual Moral March every year since. Also in 2014, with the help of our partners, we registered 400 voters in our Moral Freedom Summer campaign.

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Press Conference for the Fight For $15 at Burlington City Hall, 2015

In 2015, we formally convened the first Alamance People’s Assembly and held a forum on raising the minimum wage and labor rights, organized a local press conference and regional bus mobilizations for the Fight for $15 campaign.

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Press conference to fight efforts by the NCGA to privatize our public schools, 2016

In 2016, we organized with the Alamance-Burlington Association of Educators to highlight the disastrous efforts by the NCGA to privatize our public schools. The ABAE then joined our Our Time, Our Vote campaign, helping us to register 1400 voters ahead of the 2016 election.

Along the way, our coalition has responded to the NCGA’s discriminatory House Bill 2 and their anti-democratic Special Sessions power grabs. We have mobilized for multiple rallies for voting rights both locally and in Winston-Salem and Raleigh. We have lead community support for the Black Lives Matter movement, responded to hate crimes in Charleston and Orlando and to local hate group activities. We have built relationships with local law enforcement and the Latino community around community policing and community issued ID’s. We have demonstrated locally against the corruption of big money in politics.

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Rally Against Discriminatory House Bill 2 at Life’s Journey UCC, 2016
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Standing against local hate groups as we demonstrate against HB2 at Burlington City Hall, 2016
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Voting Rights Moral Monday in Winston-Salem, 2015
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At the Vigil for Charleston at St. Matthews AME, 2015 – photo by http://www.shawphotographygroup.com
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Press Conference at the NCGA against HB 518 and in support of community-based ID’s with the Burlington PD, 2015
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Alamance partners rally at the Capitol against HB 318, 2015
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Black and Brown Lives Matter March at the Burlington Police Department, 2014
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Burlington demonstration against the democracy-distorting flood of corporate money into North Carolina elections, 2013

We continue to work with our partners in Alamance Peace Action, Alamance Pride, the Alamance-Burlington Association of Educators, the Delta Sorority Alumni Association, the Alamance County Committee on Civic Affairs, Raise Up, Democracy NC and Elon student groups as well as faith communities such as Life’s Journey UCC, the Burlington Masjid, Gethsemane Christian Church, Elon Community UCC and Union Chapel UCC.

We now face another moment of concern, fear and uncertainty. We invite all individuals and community and faith organizations to join us in the Alamance People’s Assembly. Join us in a grassroots, indigenously-led, deeply moral, deeply constitutional, nonpartisan, coalition political action organization. Join us to work in partnership for the values of nonviolence, love, equality, fairness and justice; in the principles of traditional social justice movements; and strengthen by faith, civil rights and labor organizations.

These are the principles that guide the HKonJ People’s Assembly and our local Alamance People’s Assembly:14344272_1097263816977561_4821721106691323946_n

Alamance People’s Assembly meetings: Join us on third Thursdays at 6:00 pm, at Life’s Journey UCC, at 2121 Edgewood Ave., Burlington, NC. For more information contact alamancepeoplesassembly@gmail.com or 336.365.8536.

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