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Show Up & Speak Out: Rep. Mark Meadows Coming to Asheville 4/20

Rep. Mark Meadows, representing WNC’s 11th Congressional District (Candler, Fletcher, Hendersonville, Fletcher, Woodfin, Weaverville), is making a quiet stop in Asheville on Thursday, April 20. If you’d like to send him a message, show up and bring your signs in peaceful protest to remind him of the issues that are important to his constituents! WHO:      Rep. Mark…

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ERA Postcard & Women’s Reproductive Rights Poster Party

Drop in any time between 5:00 and 8:00- we will have postcards to support the ERA in NC, and we’ll make posters for our upcoming trip to Charlotte to advocate for reproductive rights at Senator Tillis’s office! Donations for supplies and postage welcome but totally optional.

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Equal Rights Amendment Calls to Rules Committee

The ERA bill is currently sitting in the Rules Committee and for it to move forward, it must be put on the agenda. These 4 calls are to the House and Senate leaders who have the power to put it on the agenda.

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Support NC Senate Bill 554 – Fair Redistricting

Tuesday April 4 is the final day that North Carolina Senators can co-sponsor Senate Bill 554, the fair redistricting bill. Call or email your Senator now and ask them to sponsor Senate Bill 554. Ask your red county friends to call and email, too! Why is Senate Bill 554 so important? We all know that North…

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NC Senate Alert: Oppose SB 325

NC Senate Bill 325 proposes a $1 billion tax cut that primarily benefits the wealthy and corporations. This bill is expected to go to the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, April 4th. Please call your state senator on Monday and ask them to vote NO on this bill to preserve revenue for the programs needed to serve all…

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SAVE ONLINE PRIVACY (expired action)

On March 23, Republican Senators voted to undo landmark rules covering your Internet privacy. U.S. senators voted 50 to 48 to approve a joint resolution that would prevent the Federal Communications Commission’s privacy rules from going into effect. The resolution also would bar the FCC from ever enacting similar consumer protections. Republicans are using the Congressional Review Act…

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Planned Parenthood Emergency Meetup

Planned Parenthood Emergency Meetup

The new health care bill put forth by extremists in Congress would block millions of patients from going to Planned Parenthood for birth control, cancer screenings, and other care — hitting low-income folks and people of color the hardest. We’ll watch a quick strategy update from Planned Parenthood leaders, make some signs, and prepare for local action to stop this bill before the Senate vote, which could come in early April.

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Tell McHenry & Meadows: Vote NO on AHCA

Last call! Pick up the phone and call your rep before Thursday’s (3/23) vote on the AHCA, a tax credit for the rich disguised as healthcare “reform.” Call now and tell them to vote NO on the AHCA! Sample Message: “Hi, my name is ______  and I’m a constituent from [NAME OF TOWN]. I strongly oppose the American…

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