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Nobody’s Above the Law Protest at the Vance Monument

November 12, 2018

On Thursday, over 350 of us showed up at the Vance Monument to protest the appointment of Matt Whittaker as acting Attorney General. Even though it was only two days after the midterm election, we were fired up. We voiced our protest of Donald Trump’s clear attempt at obstruction of justice, and called on our Members of Congress to pass the Special Council Independence Act. Our NC District 49 Senator, Terry Van Dyne joined us to call on Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, Mark Meadows, and Patrick McHenry to do their job and protect our Democracy.

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Tell City Council to make the switch to Clean, Renewable Power

September 15, 2018

Across the nation, people are realizing that modernizing our cities with 100% renewable energy will help create jobs and boost…

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Charlottesville, a Year Later

August 11, 2018

This weekend’s letter from Indivisible co-founders and current directors of the Indivisible Project was so important we decided to reprint…

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Action Alert: #NixAllSix

August 1, 2018

The N.C. General Assembly has approved 6 constitutional amendments to appear at the end of the 2018 General Election ballot.…

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Reject Tata for DOD Post

Trump’s nominee for the third-highest position in the Department of Defense, Brigadier General Anthony Tata, has a record of offensive anti-Muslim comments, which should disqualify him from this position. In radio interviews and now-deleted tweets, Tata has called Islam an “oppressive violent religion” and claimed that President Obama was a “terrorist leader” whose “Islamic roots”…
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Duke Rate Hike Comments Needed by June 30

During this time of Covid-19, when people have lost jobs and many are food insecure, it is inappropriate for Duke Energy Progress to ask for any rate increase, much less a 14.3% increase. Because of the virus, the NC Public Utilities Commission extended its period for pubic comment to June 30. It is essential for…
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Tell Sens. Tillis & Burr to REJECT Extremist Judicial Nominees Cory Wilson & Justin Walker

Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-10 (on a straight party line) to recommend two extremist right-wing judges to lifetime appointments —¬† Justin Walker to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Cory Wilson to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. And now, Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell is hell-bent on ramming through a…
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Sign the Petition to Remove the Vance Monument from Asheville’s Downtown

The prominent Vance Monument honors Zebulon Vance, a Confederate military officer and slave-holder who served as NC Governor and U. S. Senator. This highly visible Vance Monument stands on the site of the former county courthouse, where slaves were sold and traded locally, and serves as a reminder of Asheville’s history of slavery. In the…
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Comment on Asheville City Budget & Removal of Confederate Monuments at Public Hearing Tuesday, June 9

At Asheville City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 9, public comments will be accepted on four items. We urge Asheville residents to comment on two of these Agenda items: BUDGET: Public hearing to consider the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Annual Operating Budget – See documents here CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS: Joint resolution with Buncombe County to remove the…
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