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Posts by Cindy McGrayne

Beer & Politics: The Trump Tax Scam

Let’s be clear: the Trump Tax Scam is a massive giveaway to the wealthy and corporations, paid for by raising taxes on some middle class families and forcing deep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security down the road. Republicans want to eliminate taxes that only affect the wealthiest individuals and let corporations pay even less than they already do. The vast majority of the benefits from the Republicans’ plan will go to the top 1%, which will exacerbate our country’s massive racial wealth gap.

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Beer and Politics: Stop Sabotaging the ACA!

Wednesday, October 4,  5:30-7:00 @ THE BLOCK off Biltmore The fight to save the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not over. President Trump has said that, politically, the best thing to do would be to let the Affordable Care Act  “explode.”  The  Administration has been actively sabotaging our healthcare : Funding for dissemination of ACA…

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Thanks for Coming to Defend Daca!

The recent assault on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) really hit home in North Carolina, which is number nine on the list of states with the most DACA recipients. Here in Asheville, we filled our basket with letters and postcards to send off to our MoCs. People poured in to The Block Off Biltmore,…

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Nominee Sam Clovis – Unqualified!

Sam Clovis is not an agricultural scientist nor is he an agricultural economist nor does he appear qualified for a position that, by law, must be drawn from “among distinguished scientists with specialized training or significant experience in agricultural research, education and economics” Mr. Clovis holds a B.S. in political science, an MBA and a PhD in public administration. The post for which he is nominated has traditionally been occupied by individuals with advanced degrees in science or medicine.

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Citizens Hold Mark Meadows’ Town Hall Without Him

On May 13, 2017 over 150 people gathered in Jackson Park in Hendersonville for a Mark Meadows Town Hall. The event was organized by Hendersonville Indivisible along with other local activists. Although Congressman Meadows had been invited to meet with constituents and hear their concerns, he did not attend. So over a dozen speakers addressed the crowd to discuss Health Care, Immigration and the Environment.

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Request to Senator Burr for Senate Intelligence Committee Updates

Two of our members recently reached out to Senator Richard Burr to ask him to provide regular and frequent updates about the progress of the committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2017 Presidential Election. They met with staff in Senator Burr’s Asheville office and after reading the following memo together, asked that it passed on the Senator Burr.

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We Don’t Look Good in RussianTies

On March 10, 2017, over 8,000 #RussianTies post cards were mailed by NC voters to Senator Richard Burr’s office in North Carolina, and Washington DC. IndivisibleAVL took part by hosting a post card writing party at the Pack Memorial Library the day before. The mail out was in response to Richard Burr’s comments to the…

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