Defending Democracy with Informed Community Action in WNC

Action Updates

Join Rapid Response to Stop Offshore Drilling in NC

The Trump administration is gearing up to open our Atlantic coast to offshore drilling, despite the overwhelming objections of governors and citizens of coastal states. The Center for Biological Diversity has set up a Rapid Response protest, so that within 48 hours of the release of the administration’s plans, there will be protests across North…
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Pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

Call your Representative and tell them to vote in favor of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.
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Pass a Resolution to Stop the Fake Emergency

Trump has declared a Fake Emergency in order to bypass Congress and take unauthorized funds for his racist, unnecessary wall. (Read more here, including public statements from our MOCs.) Our Constitution lays out clear separation of powers, and the President does NOT have the power to appropriate funds. Congress has an obligation to check Executive…
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Submit Your Comments on Voter ID Rules

In the 2018 elections, NC voters passed a very loose Voter ID law, and now it’s time to figure out how it will actually work. The State Board of Elections (SBOE) has published the text of two proposed rules and invited public comment. So read the proposed rules and make your voice heard! The comment…
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Join Us for This MLK Day of Service Project!

For this year’s Martin Luther King Day, we’re joining with Asheville Green Works for a roadside cleanup along the route of the 2019 Peace March & Rally. Gloves, vest, bags, and tools will be provided. We’ll meet at 10:00 am at Martin Luther King Jr Park downtown and will be finished in time to participate…
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It’s time for the Trump Shutdown to End

The government partially shut down on December 22 and we’re now rapidly approaching one of the longest shutdowns in history. This shutdown has led to: 450,000 federal employees working without pay. 380,000 federal workers furloughed. Possible delays during the upcoming tax season. Imminent evictions in at least 1,150 HUD-assisted apartment buildings. Delays to federal mortgage…
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