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Please join Occupy Winston-Salem will be joining hundreds of other local residents as we attend the 7th Annual Historic Thousands on Jones St in Raleigh! Buses: Winston-Salem: The Winston-Salem NAACP and Democracy Winston-Salem: The Voting Rights Coalition are sponsoring transportation from the Triad. Loading Begins: 7:00 AM. Departure Time: 7:15 AM. Departing From: Winston Mutual Bldg., 1225 E. 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC Return: 5:00 PM. To reserve your seat, contact Democracy Winston-Salem: The Voting Rights Coalition at 336-870-2168 or W-S NAACP at 336-767-3470 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Occupy WS Carpool: There will likely be a carpool heading to Raleigh meeting at 7:45 in Thruway Shopping Center and leaving around 8am. Seating for this carpool may be limited (unless of course you are offering a ride). Gas donations will be appreciated but not necessary. From HKonK: The seventh annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People's Assembly will be held February 9, 2013. Convene at 9:30 at Shaw University and March at 10:30 to the NC General Assembly on Jones Street. HKonJ is a movement of more than 140 partnering organizations, who will be gathering by the thousands for its 7th Annual Mass Mobilization (HKonJ7), downtown Raleigh on February 9; Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President of the North Carolina NAACP State Conference, serves as the HKonJ Convener and will be amongst several civil and human rights moral leaders who will present during the assembly. The HKonJ assembly will consist of African-Americans, Latinos, Whites, Native Americans, Asians, the young, the not-so-young, and all others who wish to unite and collaborate with a beautifully diverse coalition of caring individuals; The HKonJ Coalition will assemble on Saturday, February 9th, at 9:30 a.m. in front of Shaw University on South Street. Accommodations will be made for those who are unable to participate in the march which will lead to Jones Street where the North Carolina General Assembly is located (The General Assembly drafts and legislates the state laws of North Carolina). There are more than 1.7 million people living in poverty in North Carolina today, 580,000 of them 17 and under; yet many politicians are seeking to cut more and more assistance rather than use a moral and fair approach to solving budget challenges. To those who are poverty-stricken, underprivileged, and already struggling with poor health conditions, certain budget cuts could be a matter of life or death. Therefore, this year's mass mobilization will serve as a rallying cry from "We the People" to ensure we go "Forward Together, Not One Step Back” on a mission to once and for all reduce poverty and turn back the tide of economic injustices. Centered around a 14-Point People's Agenda, HKonJ is an ongoing movement which effectively works, organizes, and strategically serves the local and state communities 365 days a year.