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Trump’s nominee for the third-highest position in the Department of Defense, Brigadier General Anthony Tata, has a record of offensive anti-Muslim comments, which should disqualify him from this position. In radio interviews and now-deleted tweets, Tata has called Islam an “oppressive violent religion” and claimed that President Obama was a “terrorist leader” whose “Islamic roots”…Read More →
During this time of Covid-19, when people have lost jobs and many are food insecure, it is inappropriate for Duke Energy Progress to ask for any rate increase, much less a 14.3% increase. Because of the virus, the NC Public Utilities Commission extended its period for pubic comment to June 30. It is essential for…Read More →
Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-10 (on a straight party line) to recommend two extremist right-wing judges to lifetime appointments — Justin Walker to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Cory Wilson to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. And now, Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell is hell-bent on ramming through a…Read More →
The prominent Vance Monument honors Zebulon Vance, a Confederate military officer and slave-holder who served as NC Governor and U. S. Senator. This highly visible Vance Monument stands on the site of the former county courthouse, where slaves were sold and traded locally, and serves as a reminder of Asheville’s history of slavery. In the…Read More →
Comment on Asheville City Budget & Removal of Confederate Monuments at Public Hearing Tuesday, June 9
At Asheville City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 9, public comments will be accepted on four items. We urge Asheville residents to comment on two of these Agenda items: BUDGET: Public hearing to consider the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Annual Operating Budget – See documents here CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS: Joint resolution with Buncombe County to remove the…Read More →
Support Common Cause N.C.’s effort to ensure safe, secure, and accessible elections in November! Contact your state House member today and ask them to sign on as a co-sponsor of House Bill 1169 and to support these commonsense provisions. To find your NC House member, click here and make sure you choose NC House under…Read More →