Celebrate Earth Day 2021

The theme for this year’s Earth Day is Restore Our Earth. EarthDay.org is coordinating actions around the world April 20-22, and here in the Asheville area we have lots of events and activities going on all week. Here are some of our top picks: Voices of the River Art & Poetry Contest (Sponsor: Riverlink) —…
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Talking Points on Passing the For the People Act, Ending the Filibuster, and Supporting D.C. Statehood

It’s crucial that Congress pass the For the People Act, a comprehensive democracy reform package, but the Jim Crow-era filibuster is standing in the way. Legislation to finally grant statehood to the District of Columbia is also gaining traction. So we are continuing to write and call about these three critical issues. Here are some…
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Gov. Cooper’s New Budget: Strong, Ready, Resilient

On March 24, 2021, Gov. Cooper unveiled his proposed state budget for the two-year period that starts in July (2021-2023). Gov. Cooper’s budget helps students catch up with significant investments in schools and increased pay for our teachers, strengthens health care access during this critical period when more people need coverage than ever, and expands…
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Volunteers Needed for Saturday Vaccination Clinic

The Western Circle of the NC Poor People's Campaign is partnering with BeLoved Asheville and MAHEC to help staff a vaccination clinic Saturday, March 20th, from 12:30 to 5:30 pm, at the Reuter Center, UNC Asheville.
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Thom Tillis’s Justification for Voting Against Pandemic Relief Bill

This is the verbatim text of an email Sen. Thom Tillis sent out to constituents on Sunday morning, March 7, 2021, as justification for his shameful vote against the pandemic relief bill. We urge you to write and call Sen. Tillis and let him know that helping Americans in need is NOT a partisan issue:…
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