Courage is not the absence of fear. It is going forward with the face of fear.

— Abraham Lincoln

State Watch

The State of North Carolina is in the national news a lot these days. It's not always good news, but we're making progress! Keep up with us here on our state issues.

If you are interested in learning more reach us at ncga@indivisibleavl.org.

Talking Points on Passing the For the People Act, Ending the Filibuster, and Supporting D.C. Statehood

It’s crucial that Congress pass the For the People Act, a comprehensive democracy reform package, but the Jim Crow-era filibuster is standing in the way. Legislation to finally grant statehood to the District of Columbia is also gaining traction. So we are continuing to write and call about these three critical issues. Here are some…
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Thom Tillis’s Justification for Voting Against Pandemic Relief Bill

This is the verbatim text of an email Sen. Thom Tillis sent out to constituents on Sunday morning, March 7, 2021, as justification for his shameful vote against the pandemic relief bill. We urge you to write and call Sen. Tillis and let him know that helping Americans in need is NOT a partisan issue:…
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Truth & Shame: Burr Convicts, Tillis Acquits. Call & Write Today!

It’s now a matter of public record: On Saturday, February 13, 2021, one of our North Carolina senators stood up for truth in the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, and one caved in to alternate reality. While Sen. Tillis admitted that Trump “shares responsibility for the disgrace that occurred on January 6,” he refused…
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Demand Burr & Tillis Refuse Any SCOTUS Confirmation Before 2021

(UPDATED October 19, 2020): Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee rammed through rush committee hearings on Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s extremist nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, despite the fact that we are already in the middle of a presidential election: By the time Committee Chair Lindsay Graham pushed through approval,…
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Tell Tillis & Burr to Support the HEROES Act

Schools cannot re-open safely with massive budget cuts, fewer educators, and less help for students. The House passed the HEROES Act to help, and we call on the Senate to take similar action now. Call Sen. Tillis at (202) 224-6342 and Sen. Burr at (202) 224-3154 and urge them to support the HEROES Act to…
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Save the Courts

Last week Mitch McConnell pushed through two more extremist nominees to the federal bench. The last one, inexperienced Corey Wilson, who has called the Affordable Care Act “perverse” and supported discriminatory efforts that would restrict voting rights for people of color, marked the 200th confirmation of President Trump’s judicial nominees. For comparison, President Obama had…
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North Carolina Senate

Terry Van Duyn (D) District 49

North Carolina House of Representatives

Susan Fisher (D) District 114

John Ager (D) District 115

Brain Turner (D) District 116

The Latest on Redistricting

Urgent: Speak Out NOW Against Anti-Abortion HB 453

By Nadine Hamby | May 4, 2021

HB 453 has now moved to the House Judiciary 1 Committee and is scheduled to be heard and voted on tomorrow. Please call all members of the Committee TODAY and tell them to vote against HB 453.

Join the John Lewis Voting Rights Day of Action May 8

By Brenda Murphree | May 3, 2021

On May 8th, a coalition of voting rights advocates and groups will take part in a John Lewis National Day of Action to generate public support for restoring the effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act and address one of the greatest obstacles to the passage of civil and voting rights – the filibuster!

Volunteer With the Energy Savers Network

By Nadine Hamby | May 2, 2021

Energy Savers Network has an ambitious project for the Housing Authority of Asheville and urgently needs volunteers to work 2to 3 weekdays during May and June.

The Latest on Medicaid Expansion

Urgent: Speak Out NOW Against Anti-Abortion HB 453

By Nadine Hamby | May 4, 2021

HB 453 has now moved to the House Judiciary 1 Committee and is scheduled to be heard and voted on tomorrow. Please call all members of the Committee TODAY and tell them to vote against HB 453.

Join the John Lewis Voting Rights Day of Action May 8

By Brenda Murphree | May 3, 2021

On May 8th, a coalition of voting rights advocates and groups will take part in a John Lewis National Day of Action to generate public support for restoring the effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act and address one of the greatest obstacles to the passage of civil and voting rights – the filibuster!

Volunteer With the Energy Savers Network

By Nadine Hamby | May 2, 2021

Energy Savers Network has an ambitious project for the Housing Authority of Asheville and urgently needs volunteers to work 2to 3 weekdays during May and June.

The Latest on Special Elections

Urgent: Speak Out NOW Against Anti-Abortion HB 453

By Nadine Hamby | May 4, 2021

HB 453 has now moved to the House Judiciary 1 Committee and is scheduled to be heard and voted on tomorrow. Please call all members of the Committee TODAY and tell them to vote against HB 453.

Join the John Lewis Voting Rights Day of Action May 8

By Brenda Murphree | May 3, 2021

On May 8th, a coalition of voting rights advocates and groups will take part in a John Lewis National Day of Action to generate public support for restoring the effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act and address one of the greatest obstacles to the passage of civil and voting rights – the filibuster!

Volunteer With the Energy Savers Network

By Nadine Hamby | May 2, 2021

Energy Savers Network has an ambitious project for the Housing Authority of Asheville and urgently needs volunteers to work 2to 3 weekdays during May and June.