On May 8th, a coalition of voting rights advocates and groups will take part in a John Lewis National Day of Action to generate public support for restoring the effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act and address one of the greatest obstacles to the passage of civil and voting rights – the filibuster!

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The theme for this year’s Earth Day is Restore Our Earth. EarthDay.org is coordinating actions around the world April 20-22, and here in the Asheville area we have lots of events and activities going on all week. Here are some of our top picks: Voices of the River Art & Poetry Contest (Sponsor: Riverlink) —…

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Letters to the editor are some of the most powerful tools we have. They get our MOCs’ attention. And they increase public awareness about important issues. Right now we’re continuing to push for democracy reform via three critical issues: Passing the For The People Act Eliminating the Filibuster Adopting D.C. Statehood We’re gaining traction on…

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Following in the footsteps of Georgia’s “Jim Crow” voter suppression law, on March 30th NC lawmakers introduced Senate Bill 326, a bill with the same misleading name, “The Election Security Act,” and the same purpose: to make it harder to vote. SB 326 would: Require counties to throw out tens of thousands of absentee ballots that…

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On March 24, 2021, Gov. Cooper unveiled his proposed state budget for the two-year period that starts in July (2021-2023). Gov. Cooper’s budget helps students catch up with significant investments in schools and increased pay for our teachers, strengthens health care access during this critical period when more people need coverage than ever, and expands…

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The Western Circle of the NC Poor People’s Campaign is partnering with BeLoved Asheville and MAHEC to help staff a vaccination clinic Saturday, March 20th, from 12:30 to 5:30 pm, at the Reuter Center, UNC Asheville.

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This is the verbatim text of an email Sen. Thom Tillis sent out to constituents on Sunday morning, March 7, 2021, as justification for his shameful vote against the pandemic relief bill. We urge you to write and call Sen. Tillis and let him know that helping Americans in need is NOT a partisan issue:…

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Indivisible AVL has joined with other organizations in the Southeast as an initial signatory on “Southern Communities for a Green New Deal,” a collaborative, multi-state environmental policy platform from the Southeast Climate & Energy Network. The document will be presented to Congressional and State legislators across the Southeast. As the introduction sates, “Our region has…

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