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2018 Kickoff Meeting

We kicked off our 2018 Monthly General Meetings with a great crowd at Pack Library Auditorium Tuesday night. After a slideshow highlighting the jam-packed actions and events in 2017, we reviewed our Vision and Goals for 2018: Getting out the vote for the 2018 mid-terms Educating ourselves and the public about the issues Informing and…

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Status of Judicial Map Redrawing and Other Judicial Issues

(2/06/18 UPDATE): The federal district judge has determined that appellate court judicial candidates should have primaries, but allowed the primary elimination to go forward for district judges, as the legislature is studying and possibly revising district judge lines. The judicial redistricting is now in the purview of the Joint Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting, as…

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Status of Congressional and State House and Senate District Maps

Both the Congressional district maps and the State house and senate maps are in the courts considering gerrymandering challenges. A three-judge panel (federal)  in Common Cause et al. vs. Rucho, et al., ruled that the Congressional maps drawn by the legislature were an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander, which was a significant step towards realigning districts fairly.…

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Indivisible AVL General Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, January 30, at Pack Library Auditorium (67 Haywood Street, in downtown Asheville), from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, as we kick off the new year with monthly general meetings, which are planned for the last Tuesday evening of every month at various central locations. Each month we’ll give updates on recent and…

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WNC Tax Scam Protests

We are joining with other Indivisible groups in Western NC to present a coordinated series of non-violent public protests against the #TrumpTaxScam: * Asheville (Mon 12/04) – Vance Monument – 5:00 pm * Hickory (Tues 12/05) – Union Square – 5:30 pm * Black Mountain (Wed 12/06) – Rep. Patrick McHenry’s Office – 12:00 noon Hundreds…

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Resistbot Instructions

Sending a personal faxed letter to your Members of Congress is super easy and fast, using Resistbot, a free tech tool developed and run by volunteers. Here’s how it works (screen shots taken from a Resistbot review in The Daily Good): Text “resist” to 50409. Resistbot will respond and ask for your name and address.…

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IndivisibleAVL Interview on WPVM 103.7

Host of WPVM’s “A Better World” McNair Ezzard speaks with Indivisible Asheville/WNC about their work organizing, resisting and protecting our core democratic values and rights from attack. Listen live: Thursday 5pm ET on WPVM 103.7 The Voice  Streaming live at wpvmfm.org Re-broadcast on Sunday, November 5 at 10:00-11:00 a.m. ET Show will also be archived at: http://wpvmfm.org/show/a-better-world/  

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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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They’re sabotaging the ACA

This week we’ll be contacting our representatives to ask them to work on strengthening the ACA rather than making it harder for millions of us to get the healthcare we need.  They’ve cut the funding for any ads about the ACA by 90% and for Navigators by 40%, and cut the Open Enrollment period to just 6 weeks. And now they are going to take the website Healthcare.gov down for 12 hours each weekend for maintenance.  If they can’t repeal and replace it, they’re going to make sure it dies the death of a thousand cuts. 

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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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