Defending Democracy with Informed Community Action in WNC

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Indivisible Asheville/WNCThursday, April 25th, 2019 at 3:14am
Come volunteer with us Monday at UNCA at Campus Conversations: An Indivisible Stand Against Racism! Sign up now to get your FREE "Stand Against Racism" t-shirt. A few one-hour shift are still available. #NoHateNoFear #StandAgainstRacism
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Indivisible Asheville/WNCWednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 3:46am
Easy reading, hard thinking. Check out "Racism 101" and join us tonight at 6pm at THE BLOCK off biltmore to #StandAgainstRacism.

Immigrant Justice Is Racial Justice!
Dustin Strickland
Dustin StricklandSaturday, April 20th, 2019 at 11:19pm
"Those same DeVos family members did not contribute to Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican facing re-election in 2020 who was one of two Senate Republicans who voted against DeVos’ 2017 confirmation."

Avram Friedman
Avram FriedmanSaturday, April 20th, 2019 at 9:35am
The Canary Coalition
Press Release
April 19, 2019

North Carolina Green New Deal Legislation Introduced in the General Assembly

House Resolution 737, the North Carolina version of the Green New Deal has been filed with 17 legislative sponsors and co-sponsors in the NC House of Representatives.

The resolution calls for the establishment of a Select Committee to Study Transformative Strategies for a new North Carolina Economy.

The Committee is charged with “studying legislative changes and budgetary investments needed to develop a Green New Deal for North Carolina” and achieve a list of major goals within the next 10 years. These goals include a transformation to 100% renewable energy production, the phasing out of fossil fuel burning and replacing all greenhouse gas emitting practices in the transportation and agricultural sectors with cleaner, safer technologies and systems.

The program also promises to promote a vast number of high-paying jobs through the creation of new businesses and industries necessary for the renewable energy transformation.

HR737 was inspired by the Green New Deal legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and co-sponsored by 91 members of the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year. This measure continues to gain strong public support and has already become a major issue in the 2020 Presidential race with many of the candidates voicing solidarity with the goals of the Green New Deal.

The Green New Deal gained steam last year after the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its latest report that showed an alarming acceleration of the trend toward global warming. The worldwide scientific community’s consensus is that we now have a window of opportunity of less than 12 years to dramatically reduce greenhouse gases resulting from human activity, if we hope to avoid the worst consequences of climate change which could include mass extinction of many life-forms on our planet, including human beings . The oceans are warming and becoming acidified from excess carbon dioxide, threatening the habitats of sea-life that many people depend upon for food supplies. Sea-levels are rising and will cause massive migrations of climate refugees throughout the world. Weather extremes are already impacting the world with record droughts and heat waves in some parts of the planet; heavy rains, enormous and more frequent hurricanes and flooding are impacting other regions. The ice-caps are melting much more rapidly than ever in recorded geological history, creating “feedback loops” that intensify and speed up further global warming.

“With the introduction of HR737, the sponsoring legislators are joining a national movement of government leaders who believe in science and take the warnings seriously,” says Avram Friedman, Executive Director of The Canary Coalition. “Similar legislation has now been introduced in New York, Minnesota, California, Illinois and possibly other states. It may not pass in the current session of the General Assembly in North Carolina. But, the fact that it was introduced with this number of legislators willing to attach their names to it indicates strong public support. This gets the conversation going and if it doesn’t pass now, maybe we’ll get it passed in the next session. We don’t have much time to waste.”

The 4 Primary Sponsors of HR737 are NC State Representatives Carolyn Logan, John Autry, Zack Hawkins, and Verla Insko. Co-sponsors include Representatives John Ager, Mary Belk, Cecil Brockman, Allison Dahle, Susan Fisher, Charles Graham, Pricey Harrison, Nasif Majeed, Derwin Montgomery, Marcia Morey, Amos Quick, Raymond Smith and Evelyn Terry.
Indivisible Asheville/WNC
Indivisible Asheville/WNCSaturday, April 20th, 2019 at 2:14am
The redacted Mueller is public! Pundits say that whether the President actually did obstruct justice is the subject of the debate now. It was clear that he tried to but was protected by his staff. It also exposes the culture in the White House were intimidation and nepotism reign supreme.
Indivisible Asheville/WNC
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Watch the live statement from AG Barr on the release of the Mueller report to Congress.
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ABC World News Tonight with David Muir
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