Defending Democracy with Informed Community Action in WNC

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

— Abraham Lincoln

NC General Assembly Watch

The NC General Assembly begins a short session on May 16. Bills introduced and laws passed have a direct and immediate effect on NC residents. This team is working to identify bills introduced and committees studying these bills and communicate action items as necessary.

NCGA OVERVIEW

The General Assembly (ncga.state.nc.us)  is a bicameral legislature, consisting of the North Carolina House of Representatives and the North Carolina State Senate. The House has 120 members, while the Senate has 50.

The General Assembly meets in regular session (or the "long session") beginning in January of each odd-numbered year, and adjourns to reconvene the following even-numbered year for what is called the "Short Session." Though there is no limit on the length of any session, the "long session" typically lasts for 6 months, and the "short session" typically lasts for 6 weeks.

See Ballotpedia for an in-depth article about the NC General Assembly.

If you are interested in learning more, joining our team, or sharing information, you can reach us at ncga@indivisibleavl.org.

2018 FOCUS AREAS

  • Following NC Legislation
  • Partnering with other WNC groups to flip selected state districts in 2018

ACTIONS

  • Calling & Emailing Representatives
  • Participating in demonstrations and marches
  • Educating the public

Stand Up for Fair Courts & Fair Votes in NC

Help fight back against ongoing efforts during the NC General Assembly’s “Suppression Session” to attack our judiciary and revive voting restrictions in North Carolina! Join the “Fair Courts, Fair Votes” Day of Action on Tuesday, June 5, at 2:00 p.m. at Bicentennial Plaza (1 E. Edenton St) in Raleigh. To share a ride from the…
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Help Us Monitor Legislative Hearings

Help us keep track on what’s going on in the State Legislature in Raleigh! We’re looking for volunteers to listen to and summarize the legislative hearings at the NC General Assembly scheduled for April 25 through May 2, in advance of the 2018 short session starting May 16.  Can you help? Sign up here and help us monitor…
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April Meeting: National Security Expert Jonathan Tetzlaff

Join us for Indivisible AVL’s April meeting! Security consultant Jonathan Tetzlaff will speak about what may be ahead for 2018 in U.S./North Korean relations. Jonathan has worked for the U.S. government and for private corporations as a foreign affairs analyst and has made numerous trips to North Korea over the last several years. Learn more about…
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Sign Up to Be a Homework Helper!

Help support our new Community Partnership Project and sign up to be a Homework Helper today! The K-5 After-School Program at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Recreation Center needs volunteers to help kids with homework. Sign up for as little as one or two hours a week—or even a couple of hours a month—on any…
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February Meeting: Kelly Garvy & KillTheBill

At this month’s general meeting we welcome Kelly Garvy, founder of KillTheBill, who’ll speak with us about what’s going on in the NC General Assembly (NCGA) in Raleigh and what we can do to get involved and help ensure that our legislature works FOR the citizens of North Carolina, not against us. For more, and…
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HKonJ Moral March on Raleigh

Join us on Saturday, February 10, as we march on the state capital in alliance with the NC NAACP and hundreds of other sponsor organizations in the annual Moral March on Raleigh. Moral March on Raleigh The Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People’s Assembly Coalition holds an annual mobilization called the Moral March on Raleigh &…
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Helpful websites and links:

Find your state house representative or senator:  www.ncleg.net/representative/whorepresentsme

Track legislation:  www.killthebill.com

Changing our representation:  www.indivisibleflipnc.org

Keeping democracy in NC:  www.democracync.org

Social justice:  naacpnc.org; www.southerncoalition.org

Local level action: www.neighborsoncall.org

Find your local precinct: www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/election/precinct-maps.aspx