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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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NC 4 VA Get Out The Vote

Join in this 4-day statewide action from IndivisibleNC, our network of Indivisible-affiliated groups in North Carolina, to help our neighbors in Virginia. From Saturday 10/28 through Tuesday 11/07, volunteers across the state will help out with Get Out The Vote (GOTV) phone-banking and text-banking. IndivisiblesNC is working alongside Indivisible Guide, Democracy for America, and Move…

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“TOMORROW” Documentary & Idea Incubator: Take Action Now

Is there anything ordinary citizens can actually do to halt the eco-disasters facing us today? Are sustainability issues always overwhelming and depressing? Yes and no! Come out Sunday afternoon, Oct. 29, from 3:00 to 6:00, at the First Congregational Church in Asheville (20 Oak Street), to see the award-winning documentary “Tomorrow” and get inspired to…

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100% Renewable Energy Plan for Buncombe County

Tuesday, October 17th, 5 pm, 200 College Street, Suite 326 At the Buncombe County Commissioners meeting next week Brownie Newman will be proposing that Buncombe County commit to the goal of utilizing 100%  renewable energy for its operations within 10 years. (See full proposal below.)  Commissioner meetings are televised and can be seen online and on…

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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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Dump Pai!

Call your Senators now to protect our right to an open and equitable internet by voting NO on Pai’s reconfirmation to the FCC. Trump’s FCC Chair Ajit Pai is hellbent on undoing net neutrality protections – even after a record 20 million public comments overwhelmingly told him to leave the open internet alone. But we have an opportunity to stop him in his tracks. The Senate has to vote to reconfirm Pai by the end of the year or he’s out.

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Beer & Politics: Confronting Climate Change

Wednesday, September 20 – 5:30-7:00 @ THE BLOCK off biltmore. There is a dangerous disconnect between the reports on news outlets and the whole story about why we are experiencing such intense hurricanes, wildfires that go on for months, floods, droughts, and other ‘natural’ disasters around the world. These crises are Nature’s response to fossil…

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No Beer & Politics this week, But Climate Change Up Next Week

We’re taking time out this week while we absorb the devastating effects of Harvey and Irma. But we cannot take time off from pushing our representatives to acknowledge and act on Climate Change. Join us next Wednesday, September 20th, to write them and demand that Climate Change become a significant consideration in their policy decisions moving forward. …

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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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