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Preserving & Cherishing the Earth (Featuring Climate Scientist Michael Mann)

Earth Day ~ Dare to Care! On April 22 @ 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm, gather with qualified professionals who are daring to care by sharing their knowledge on the science behind climate change. The afternoon will also include sustainable practices, current political climate on climate change, and the healthly actions available for the people and the planet. Registration…

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Sign Up to Be a Homework Helper!

Help support our new Community Partnership Project and sign up to be a Homework Helper today! The K-5 After-School Program at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Recreation Center needs volunteers to help kids with homework. Sign up for as little as one or two hours a week—or even a couple of hours a month—on any…

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Summary of Remarks by NC House Speaker Tim Moore

Tim Moore spoke to the Buncombe County Bar Association meeting on March 14, 2018. He is a lawyer in Cleveland  County, which voted 62% Drumpf in 2016. Re: why has the GA made judicial elections partisan? Per Moore, it is because “outside organizations” were coming in and calling candidates Republican or Democrat and urging people…

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February 27 General Meeting Recap: Kill the Bill

What are the bills we should know about? And how do we follow them? Why, we’re glad you asked! At our Feb. 27 general meeting Kelly Garvy, a recent grad student from Durham, introduced us to her lean, mean, bill-tracking machine: killthebill.com. Kelly, who spearheads Protecting Progress in Durham, worked with Code the Dream, which…

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February Meeting: Kelly Garvy & KillTheBill

At this month’s general meeting we welcome Kelly Garvy, founder of KillTheBill, who’ll speak with us about what’s going on in the NC General Assembly (NCGA) in Raleigh and what we can do to get involved and help ensure that our legislature works FOR the citizens of North Carolina, not against us. For more, and…

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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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