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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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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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Beer and Politics

Join us Tuesday evening, June 13, at Asheville Brewing downtown (77 Coxe Avenue), between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., for the first of what we hope will be frequent Beer & Politics gatherings. What’s that, you say? We envision Beer & Politics as a chance to unwind, get to know each other better, meet new members, share what…

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