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Thanks for Coming to Defend Daca!

September 7, 2017

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…

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Nominee Sam Clovis – Unqualified!

September 4, 2017

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

September 1, 2017

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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Beer & Politics: Confronting Climate Change

Wednesday, September 20 – 5:30-7:00 @ THE BLOCK off biltmore. There is a dangerous disconnect between the reports on news outlets and the whole story about why we are experiencing such intense hurricanes, wildfires that go on for months, floods, droughts, and other ‘natural’ disasters around the world. These crises are Nature’s response to fossil…
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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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Upcoming Events

  1. Beer & Politics: Confronting Climate Change

    September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Faith in Democracy – Hickory

    September 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Religious Freedom Team Meeting

    September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  4. Environment Team Meeting

    September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Lunch & Learn: African-American History Series

    September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm