Progressives rally for policy, spending

Posted January 25, 2011 7:55 p.m. EST
Updated January 25, 2011 11:41 p.m. EST

On the day before the North Carolina legislative session opens, the coalition of groups known as HK on J, or Historic Thousands on Jones St., listed issues they would like to see protected as the state faces a steep budget deficit.

“North Carolina must not take one step backward from the progress we’ve made in education, health care, civil rights and social justice,” said state NAACP chief Rev. William Barber.

Progressives push legislators to maintain programs, consider taxes