Here are some upcoming events in Raleigh – mid January through end of February. Join us at one or all! There are 3 big march events scheduled in this one month period – MLK March, Raleigh Women’s March and Rally and the HKonJ March and Rally. Plus an important advocacy day on a topic which would be a win/win/win for all of North Carolina – Medicaid Expansion.
1. The MLK March is on Monday, Jan 21, in downtown Raleigh. Meet on the Edenton St. side of the NC Capitol in Raleigh, at 10:40am. March step-off is at 11am. There are events all that weekend, including a breakfast before the march. Join us and carry signs or banner or just join us! Going to lunch afterwards as the group does every year.
Raleigh NOW’s facebook event on the march – https://www.facebook.com/events/754196291623076/
More on the 2019 MLK march and associated MLK events (beginning Friday, Jan 18), at http://trianglemlk.com/programs-events/
2. The Raleigh Women’s March – Women United For Justice, 1/26/19
This third women’s march/rally event is Saturday, Jan 26, 12:30-4pm. Opportunities to volunteer with the march, or to volunteer with Raleigh NOW, a community partner. Think of an action for attendees to do at the table.
You can march or skip the march and go straight to Halifax Mall, where community partner tables will be. If you are marching, start in front of the Legislative Building, 16 W. Jones St, at 12:30pm.
12:30pm Gather to march
1:00 pm Step Off
2:00 – 3:45 pm Rally
More information on website at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/2019/01/03/raleigh-womens-march-is-1-26-19/
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1977975525601394/
3. HKonJ – Saturday, 2/9/19, 9 AM – 1 PM
Meet at the Corner of Wilmington and South Streets (in front of the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium)
8:30am – begin gathering
9:00am – pre-rally peakers
10:00am – march begins
By 11:am – rally begins
See information athttps://naacpnc.org/hkonj-peoples-assembly-coalition/
Banner would be great for this event as well.
See the flyer at https://naacpnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/mm-2019.jpeg
4. Medicaid Expansion Advocacy Day, 2/27/19
Expanding Medicaid would be a win/win/win for the people and the economy of North Carolina.
8:30am – advocacy training and policy education session at the NC Museum of History
A press conference will follow the morning session, and we encourage everyone to make appointments to meet with their state representatives and state senators in the NC General Assembly in the afternoon!
This event is kid-friendly, and travel, accommodations, and meal assistance are available.
Hosted by Health Action NC group and 12 others.
“On February 27, 2019, North Carolinians from the mountains to the sea will join together in Raleigh to tell our lawmakers that we want to close the health insurance coverage gap by expanding Medicaid during this legislative session. We would love for you to join us! You can register for the event here: https://goo.gl/forms/sd7T5nwJJbnHgFtw1“
FB Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/333483860818210/