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Posts by Cindy McGrayne

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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No RussianTies! Send a Post Card to Richard Burr

Russian Ties Don’t Look Good On US Tell Richard Burr to recuse himself and demand an INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION into the Trump administration’s Russian ties. As Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr is not doing his job to impartially review the evidence of Russian meddling in our election or the connections of the Trump campaign…

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