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They’re sabotaging the ACA

October 2, 2017

This week we’ll be contacting our representatives to ask them to work on strengthening the ACA rather than making it harder for millions of us to get the healthcare we need.  They’ve cut the funding for any ads about the ACA by 90% and for Navigators by 40%, and cut the Open Enrollment period to just 6 weeks. And now they are going to take the website Healthcare.gov down for 12 hours each weekend for maintenance.  If they can’t repeal and replace it, they’re going to make sure it dies the death of a thousand cuts. 

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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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How Are Your Reps Responding to Charlottesville?

August 16, 2017

Are Your Members of Congress Doing Enough to Respond to the Charlottesville Terrorist Attack? Here are some suggestions from the Indivisible Guide. Write them. Call and leave messages. And show up at Town Halls and their local offices. Tell them to take a stand as a party against White Supremacy. Make them say the words. And make them take actions to stop the wholesale destruction of civil rights by the current Department of Justice.

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Urge Congress to Pass the American DREAM and Promise Act

Call on Congressmen McHenry and Meadows to pass H.R.6, the American DREAM and Promise Act!
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“Release The Report!” Follow-Up Actions

The April 4 National Day of Action called nationwide attention to the importance of releasing the full Mueller Report to Congress and the American people. You spoke out, you rallied, and now it’s time to follow up. Be sure to keep the pressure on with these three simple steps: Call or write your Members of Congress and…
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Release the Report, Nationwide Day of Action

Join us, along with over 230 protests around the country, April 4 at 6:00 PM. We are partnering with MoveOn, Progress North Carolina, and Progress NC. Our message: Barr’s “announcement” doesn’t amount to much. We demand the full report; he may redact it heavily. We demand immediacy; he keeps pushing the deadline. We don’t know…
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Sign Now: Make the Mueller Report Public!

Sign this petition to Senators Tillis and Burr, urging them to take action to make the Mueller Report public. Then join us Wednesday afternoon, March 27, at 12:30 pm, as we deliver a stack of petitions to Sen. Tillis’s office at the Historic Courthouse Square in Hendersonville. The petition states simply: “Americans have the right…
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Join Rapid Response to Stop Offshore Drilling in NC

The Trump administration is gearing up to open our Atlantic coast to offshore drilling, despite the overwhelming objections of governors and citizens of coastal states. The Center for Biological Diversity has set up a Rapid Response protest, so that within 48 hours of the release of the administration’s plans, there will be protests across North…
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