Defending Democracy with Informed Community Action in WNC

Recent News

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Aug 22

August 21, 2019

Check out these sobering stats from the New York Times. This Thursday is what’s known as “Black Women’s Equal Pay…

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

August 18, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: “Kids Rising” family event offers kids a chance to support immigrant children and families through writing and art…

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Partisan Gerrymandering

July 1, 2019

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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Asheville Joins Groups Across the State in Candlelight Vigil to Expand Medicaid

June 9, 2019

“Healthcare Can’t Wait” was the theme of  22 simultaneous Candlelight Vigils across the state held at 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 5th, to call attention to  the fact that Medicaid Expansion is a matter of life and death.

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Recent Actions See All>

Tell Governor & House Dems to Reject Trumpcare Bill Today!

Urgent Action: Friday, 8/23/19 — Tell Gov. Cooper & House Democrats to reject the NC Trumpcare bill that risks care for people with pre-existing conditions. The Governor has until Monday, August 26 to sign the bill or issue a veto. If he does nothing, it will pass into law in 10 days without his signature.…
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Save the Collier Wood

Sign this petition from the South Slope Preservation Coalition asking the Asheville City Council to help preserve the Collier Avenue wood, along with as many trees as possible in the proposed Coxe/Asheland development. The owner of both areas is proposing to build 5 massive structures on the lower end of Coxe and Asheland Avenues, as…
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Tell These State Reps THANK YOU

Help us send handwritten thank-you notes to six NC House reps who are under tremendous pressure to override the Governor’s budget veto but so far are standing strong. Their vote matters for ALL of us in North Carolina, so let’s thank them for standing with the Governor in his fight for healthcare and education. If…
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Censure McHenry & Meadows For Refusing to Censure Trump

On July 16, virtually every Republican representative — including WNC’s own Patrick McHenry and Mark Meadoes — voted against a resolution condemning Trump’s virulent, bigoted attacks on four Democratic members of Congress, all of whom are women of color. H. Res. 489 was a resolution that “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments,” a resolution…
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Reject House Bill 370

Oppose House Bill 370, which would force NC county sheriffs to comply with ICE detainer requests.
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Upcoming Events

  1. Medicare For All City Proclamation

    August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Reproductive Rights Update & Reception

    August 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. “Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen” Book Club

    August 28 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
  4. Voter ID Public Seminar

    August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Postcard Party

    August 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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