Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.

— Benjamin Franklin

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.

History & Current Status of the For The People Act

In his monthly newsletter, Ezra Klein, co-founder of the national Indivisible Project, gave this excellent summary of the current status of the For The People Act (S.1) and the rationale for pushing hard to get it passed before the long Congressional recess in August. Because understanding this bill – and the urgency of passing it…
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We the People, FOR the People

The For The People Act would guarantee protections at the federal level for VOTING RIGHTS, ELECTIONS, and ETHICS. Join us Friday, July 2nd at 5:30 pm in front of Sen. Tillis's office in Hendersonville to support the For The People Act.
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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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Help Get the For The People Act through the Senate

On Wednesday, March 3rd, the House passed H.R.1, the For the People Act, with every single Democrat signing on as co-sponsor. This major democracy reform package takes big money out of politics, restores and strengthens voting rights, ends partisan gerrymandering, and much much more. Now it heads to the Senate, where Republicans have pledged to…
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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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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

Final Push for Democracy Reform

By Brenda Murphree | July 25, 2021

The week of July 26-30 marks the last real chance for getting the For The People Act passed this year. The states need time to implement the voting rights and democracy reforms included in the bill, and the requirements for fair maps need to be in place before the redistricting process gets underway in all…

History & Current Status of the For The People Act

By Brenda Murphree | July 18, 2021

In his monthly newsletter, Ezra Klein, co-founder of the national Indivisible Project, gave this excellent summary of the current status of the For The People Act (S.1) and the rationale for pushing hard to get it passed before the long Congressional recess in August. Because understanding this bill – and the urgency of passing it…

Tell Congress to Fund Medicaid Expansion NOW

By Brenda Murphree | July 11, 2021

The House Budget Committee is working on a budget resolution over the next couple of weeks and needs to hear from us! We need a budget line for a federal plan that sidesteps state legislatures to cover people in the healthcare coverage gap. Under the American Rescue Plan, North Carolina can get at least $1.7…

The Latest on Medicaid Expansion

Final Push for Democracy Reform

By Brenda Murphree | July 25, 2021

The week of July 26-30 marks the last real chance for getting the For The People Act passed this year. The states need time to implement the voting rights and democracy reforms included in the bill, and the requirements for fair maps need to be in place before the redistricting process gets underway in all…

History & Current Status of the For The People Act

By Brenda Murphree | July 18, 2021

In his monthly newsletter, Ezra Klein, co-founder of the national Indivisible Project, gave this excellent summary of the current status of the For The People Act (S.1) and the rationale for pushing hard to get it passed before the long Congressional recess in August. Because understanding this bill – and the urgency of passing it…

Tell Congress to Fund Medicaid Expansion NOW

By Brenda Murphree | July 11, 2021

The House Budget Committee is working on a budget resolution over the next couple of weeks and needs to hear from us! We need a budget line for a federal plan that sidesteps state legislatures to cover people in the healthcare coverage gap. Under the American Rescue Plan, North Carolina can get at least $1.7…

The Latest on Special Elections

Final Push for Democracy Reform

By Brenda Murphree | July 25, 2021

The week of July 26-30 marks the last real chance for getting the For The People Act passed this year. The states need time to implement the voting rights and democracy reforms included in the bill, and the requirements for fair maps need to be in place before the redistricting process gets underway in all…

History & Current Status of the For The People Act

By Brenda Murphree | July 18, 2021

In his monthly newsletter, Ezra Klein, co-founder of the national Indivisible Project, gave this excellent summary of the current status of the For The People Act (S.1) and the rationale for pushing hard to get it passed before the long Congressional recess in August. Because understanding this bill – and the urgency of passing it…

Tell Congress to Fund Medicaid Expansion NOW

By Brenda Murphree | July 11, 2021

The House Budget Committee is working on a budget resolution over the next couple of weeks and needs to hear from us! We need a budget line for a federal plan that sidesteps state legislatures to cover people in the healthcare coverage gap. Under the American Rescue Plan, North Carolina can get at least $1.7…