Action Updates

Final Push for Democracy Reform

The week of July 26-30 marks the last real chance for getting the For The People Act passed this year. The states need time to implement the voting rights and democracy reforms included in the bill, and the requirements for fair maps need to be in place before the redistricting process gets underway in all…
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Tell Congress to Fund Medicaid Expansion NOW

The House Budget Committee is working on a budget resolution over the next couple of weeks and needs to hear from us! We need a budget line for a federal plan that sidesteps state legislatures to cover people in the healthcare coverage gap. Under the American Rescue Plan, North Carolina can get at least $1.7…
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“Which side are you on?” Sign the Open Letter to the Senate and White House

The Poor People’s Campaign is launching a Season of Nonviolent Moral Direct Action July 12 – August 8, to demand that Congress end the filibuster, pass all provisions of the For the People Act, fully restore the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and raise the federal minimum wage to $15. The four-week action begins with the…
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Support the For The People Act: Take Action NOW!

Download your Deadline for Democracy postcards here On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr voted AGAINST the critical voting rights and democracy reform legislation known as the For The People Act (Senate bill S.1), in lock-step with every other Republican. This comes at a time when hundreds of voter…
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Tell Gov. Cooper to VETO HB 453

HB453 passed the Senate on Thursday, June 10. Please call and email Governor Roy Cooper *NOW* to tell him to veto HB 453! Call: (919) 814-2000 Email: https://governor.nc.gov/contact/contact-governor-cooper CALL/EMAIL SCRIPT (if no answer, please leave this as a message): Hello, Governor Cooper. My name is _________, I am one of your constituents, I live in…
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Ask City Council to Vote YES on Reparations Funding

Asheville City Council put Reparations funding on the agenda for the Tuesday, June 8th meeting, and doubled the proposed funding amount to $2.1 million. It's important to thank the City Council for taking this step and encourage them to take the next step forward and vote YES on the proposed funding for Reparations.
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