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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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Your Comments Are Power

August 8, 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. Right now, with Congress on their summer break, it’s a perfect time to make your opinions known about a number of critically important changes under discussion.

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Why Cancelling the Net Neutrality rules should scare you

July 13, 2017

Time is running out to stop this assault on our online freedom. It’s easy to become hypnotized by the drama going on in and around the White House. But there are a lot of other political shenanigans happening that will effect us all for a long time. Net Neutrality is a big one.

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Asheville’s March for Truth

June 8, 2017

Asheville March for Truth on June 3.

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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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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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Upcoming Events

  1. Asheville Uprising: Energy Justice for North Carolina

    July 22 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Poor People’s Campaign: Monthly Meeting

    August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Poor People’s Campaign: Community Potluck

    September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. Poor People’s Campaign: Monthly Meeting

    October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm