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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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Your Comments Are Power

August 9, 2017

A critical step in federal agencies’ process for making regulatory changes is solicitation of public comments on their proposals. These rule alterations happen well before the Congress gets to weigh in or have a chance to put them into law. It’s always a good time to make your opinions known about the myriad critically important changes under discussion.

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Tell NC Lawmakers to Cover People Without Insurance through Medicaid Expansion

Sign the petition to expand Medicaid for uninsured North Carolinians and close the healthcare coverage gap.
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5 Actions To Take after the June 5 Candlelight Vigils for Medicaid Expansion

Tell Your Healthcare Story. Your story matters! Even though talking about being uninsured and not being able to access the care you need when you’re sick is difficult to do, oftentimes it’s the stories that lawmakers hear about everyday North Carolinians that can move their hearts and minds. Please share your srory with Rebecca Cerese,…
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Keep Up the Pressure for the ERA

The Equal Rights Amendment is still an active bill in the General Assembly. In the next few weeks, please escalate personal visits, emails, letters, and calls with your elected representatives and senators in the NC General Assembly.  It needs to be a face-to-face visit, individualized mailing, or phone call. First, if you’re outside of Buncombe County and your state representative or…
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Oppose Duke Energy Rate Hike Bills

Call your NC State Representative to oppose North Carolina House Bill 624, which would allow electric monopolies to get a single regulatory approval for five years of rate hikes.
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