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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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How to Help After the Flood

Houston has a population of 6.6 million people, making this one of the largest natural disasters in America. If you can help, remember that donations of cash to reputable relief organizations are the most effective. (When in doubt, check Charity Navigator to see where the money actually goes.)  There are numerous local organizations that are actively providing aid. Here are a few.

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How Are Your Reps Responding to Charlottesville?

Are Your Members of Congress Doing Enough to Respond to the Charlottesville Terrorist Attack? Here are some suggestions from the Indivisible Guide. Write them. Call and leave messages. And show up at Town Halls and their local offices. Tell them to take a stand as a party against White Supremacy. Make them say the words. And make them take actions to stop the wholesale destruction of civil rights by the current Department of Justice.

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Your Comments Are Power

A critical step in federal agencies’ process for making regulatory changes is solicitation of public comments on their proposals. These rule alterations happen well before the Congress gets to weigh in or have a chance to put them into law. It’s always a good time to make your opinions known about the myriad critically important changes under discussion.

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Your Comments Are Power

A critical step in federal agencies’ process for making regulatory changes is solicitation of public comments on their proposals. These rule alterations happen well before the Congress gets to weigh in or have a chance to put them into law. Right now, with Congress on their summer break, it’s a perfect time to make your opinions known about a number of critically important changes under discussion.

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Why Cancelling the Net Neutrality rules should scare you

Time is running out to stop this assault on our online freedom. It’s easy to become hypnotized by the drama going on in and around the White House. But there are a lot of other political shenanigans happening that will effect us all for a long time. Net Neutrality is a big one.

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