A special enrollment period has opened up at HealthCare.gov to give people who need health insurance an opportunity to get covered through the Affordable Care Act marketplace. If you, or someone you know, doesn’t have coverage, check out your options during this special enrollment period from February 15 through May 15, 2021.

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The webinar, “Research-Based Perspectives on Police Reform vs. Defunding vs. Abolition of Police,” featured Professor Alex Vitale in conversation with our community liaisons, Rob Thomas and grits. The two-hour discussion has been distilled down to a 16-minute highlight reel about reimagined, anti-racist public safety models.

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It’s now a matter of public record: On Saturday, February 13, 2021, one of our North Carolina senators stood up for truth in the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, and one caved in to alternate reality. While Sen. Tillis admitted that Trump “shares responsibility for the disgrace that occurred on January 6,” he refused…

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The Southerners for Medicaid Expansion Coalition drafted a joint Federal Priorities Letter asking Congress and the Biden Administration to prioritize Southern states that haven’t expanded Medicaid. Indivisible AVL is signing the letter along with other NC organizations throughout the coalition.

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A tent community under an overpass at the foot of Lexington Avenue in Asheville was demolished by the state Department of Transportation. Some of the people who camped there lost everything. We can send help to an agency that’s been in the streets all along, distributing tents, sleeping bags, warm clothes and medical supplies. BeLoved Asheville’s COVID Response Team can collect, purchase and distribute these items quicker than anyone else, so we’re asking your help to provide immediate assistance.

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Our friends at the Sierra Club of Western North Carolina (WENOCA Group) have issued a call for action on the proposed Bluffs at Riverbend development in Woodfin. You can help fight a major development planned for 92 acres of mature, intact forest adjacent to Richmond Hill Park and the French Broad River.

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Democracy NC is accepting applications for their 22nd annual student internship program, Democracy Summer! This year’s interns will work remotely for 9 weeks and earn a stipend while building relationships and receiving training that will help them start a career in social and political change. Applications are due by 7 pm, Monday, March 15th.

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The Racial Justice Coalition (RJC) is launching a Committee Watcher Project. The Committee Watcher Team will attend, observe, and report back about the content of committee meetings. This vital information can help the RJC understand what policies are being created in Asheville and their implications for racial equity. This will inform our advocacy efforts in holding City and County officials responsible. Committee Watchers receive an initial training session and ongoing support from our Committee Watcher Coordinators.

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This week is Democracy Week, and here at Indivisible AVL we had planned on week-long actions supporting the For the People Act, the comprehensive democracy reform package aimed at cleaning up our political system, expanding and protecting voting rights, and creating a democracy that ensures all Americans can have their voices heard.  The For the…

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