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Letter to the Editor from Indivisible AVL Member Lyn Miller

The following Letter to the Editor from Indivisible AVL member and volunteer Lyn Miller was published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on November 4, 2019. We reprint it here by permission. “Remember that wacky DC comics creation, ‘Superman: Tales of Bizarro World’ –where everything is inverted, opposite or backwards? It’s a place where good is bad,…

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Indivisible AVL Awarded Grant for Canvassing Kickoff Project

Indivisible Asheville/WNC (“Indivisible AVL”) has received a mini-grant from America Votes to support our non-partisan canvassing kickoff project in November and December, “2020 Starts Now!,” and to strengthen our base as a grassroots community organizing group. A key initiative for the upcoming election year is to empower citizens in our community through coordinated voter outreach…

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State Redistricting Update

Note: Our friends at Progress NC Action summarized last week’s redistricting decision so clearly we decided to reprint it here. For more state news and updates, check out their website at Last week, a three-judge panel in Wake County ruled unanimously that lawmakers violated the state constitution by gerrymandering the state’s legislative districts for…

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“Kids Rising” Raises Spirits While Raising Funds

Kids and parents and adults of all ages turned out for our family-friendly event on Saturday, August 24, 2019, “Kids Rising: Standing Up for Families at the Border.” The auditorium at Pack Memorial Library was transformed into a big play space, with tables for drawing and writing and crafts. Everyone got a chance to create…

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Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Aug 22

Check out these sobering stats from the New York Times. This Thursday is what’s known as “Black Women’s Equal Pay Day,” which represents the number of days into 2019 that full-time working black women must work to earn what their white male counterparts earned last year (in other words: eight extra months). Here are a…

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“Kids Rising” Family Event to Raise Funds for WNC Immigrant Families

NEWS RELEASE: “Kids Rising” family event offers kids a chance to support immigrant children and families through writing and art while raising funds to help local immigrant families August 14, 2019 (Asheville NC) — On Saturday afternoon, August 24, the Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library in downtown Asheville will be transformed into a giant play…

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Partisan Gerrymandering

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Federal judiciary has no role to play in resolving questions about partisan gerrymandering, but in North Carolina a state-level judicial challenge remains active.

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