Defending Democracy with Informed Community Action in WNC

Actions

Pass a Resolution to Stop the Fake Emergency

Trump has declared a Fake Emergency in order to bypass Congress and take unauthorized funds for his racist, unnecessary wall. (Read more here, including public statements from our MOCs.) Our Constitution lays out clear separation of powers, and the President does NOT have the power to appropriate funds. Congress has an obligation to check Executive…

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Submit Your Comments on Voter ID Rules

In the 2018 elections, NC voters passed a very loose Voter ID law, and now it’s time to figure out how it will actually work. The State Board of Elections (SBOE) has published the text of two proposed rules and invited public comment. So read the proposed rules and make your voice heard! The comment…

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Join Us for This MLK Day of Service Project!

For this year’s Martin Luther King Day, we’re joining with Asheville Green Works for a roadside cleanup along the route of the 2019 Peace March & Rally. Gloves, vest, bags, and tools will be provided. We’ll meet at 10:00 am at Martin Luther King Jr Park downtown and will be finished in time to participate…

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It’s time for the Trump Shutdown to End

The government partially shut down on December 22 and we’re now rapidly approaching one of the longest shutdowns in history. This shutdown has led to: 450,000 federal employees working without pay. 380,000 federal workers furloughed. Possible delays during the upcoming tax season. Imminent evictions in at least 1,150 HUD-assisted apartment buildings. Delays to federal mortgage…

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Sign a New Year’s Resolution for Your Rep!

  Help us kick off the New Year and the new Congress by signing a New Year’s Resolution for your rep! The first bill in the new House—H.R.1: Strengthening our Democracy—includes Voter Empowerment and Access Reforms this country badly needs, especially here in North Carolina. So we’re signing individual New Year’s Resolution Requests urging our reps to…

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Tell Burr & Tillis: Vote NO on Thomas Farr

Right now, we have the chance to stop one of Trump’s very worst judicial nominees: Thomas Farr, nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Farr is most famous as being one of the country’s chief litigators trying to advance voter suppression laws. He helped write and defend the country’s…

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Follow Up: Emergency Protest in Defense of Mueller Investigation on Nov. 8

Contact Your Members of Congress! Our  Senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and Reps, Mark Meadows and Patrick McHenry need to hear from all of us. They need to hear that we expect them to prevent an obstruction of justice by President Trump in the Mueller investigation. Trump’s new handpicked Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker…

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Emergency Protest in Defense of Mueller Investigation on Nov. 8 at Vance Monument in Asheville

WHAT: “Nobody Is Above the Law” Protest Defending Mueller Investigation WHO: Indivisible Asheville/WNC WHERE: Pack Square, Vance Monument WHEN: Nov. 8, 5:00 P.M. HASHTAG: #NotAboveTheLaw Emergency protests are planned across the country on Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. in response to President Trump’s decision to appoint Matt Whitaker as acting Attorney General. Whitaker is a partisan…

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Final Election Countdown: VOTE!

All right, this is it. For the last five weeks, we’ve been looking at short and easy ways to get out the vote for this important election. Now election time is here. ELECTION WEEK Action: VOTE! Early voting in North Carolina ended on Saturday, so if you missed it, this week’s action tip is simple:…

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