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Voting Rights Campaign:
News14: Protestors rally in Greensboro against changes to voting rights
WNCT: Progress N.C. holds rally protesting voter ID legislation
Greenville Daily Reflector: Rally addresses voting bill
New Bern Sun Journal: Rally protests changes to state’s voting laws
MSNBC: We don’t want to be Florida, say the ‘Moral Monday’ protesters
Washington Post: North Carolina lawmakers aim to cut early voting
WRAL: Elections changes advance in Senate
WTVD: North Carolina bill would place new restrictions on voting
NBC17: Foes protest Voter ID bill with pink flamingos at Legislature
NBC Char: NC bill would place new restrictions on voting
Charlotte Observer: GOP legislators push sweeping election-law changes
N&O: Sweeping changes to elections headed to a vote
N&O Under the Dome: Republicans blasted for last-minute election bill
WUNC: State Senate Moves Toward Sweeping Election Changes
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show: Pink flamingos send message to NC Republican legislators
N&R: GOP bill rewrites state laws on voting
Raw Story: North Carolina poised to massively restrict voting access for poor and minority voters
Wilmington Star News: Protest at Wilmington City Hall targets voting bill
Lumina News: Groups rally against N.C. election law changes
Port City Daily: Voter ID bill, proposed system overhaul prompts protest in Wilmington
WECT: Dozens rally against voter bill in Downtown Wilmington
Greenville Daily Reflector Op-Ed: Cutting early voting a mistake
N&O Op-Ed: NC election bill courts a Florida-like voting fiasco
Voting Restrictions Bill Campaign:
AP: McCrory quietly signs sweeping NC elections bill
WTVD: Governor signs controversial voter ID law
WNCN: Groups file suit over Voter ID bill; poll says bill is unpopular
McCrory’s Broken Promise Campaign:
N&O: McCrory signs farm bill amid abortion protest
WCNC: Mobile billboard criticizes Gov. McCrory
Watauga Democrat: Governor visits ASU, King Street
High Country Press: Gov. Pat McCrory Comes To Downtown Boone
Greenville Daily Reflector: Group rallies against abortion legislation
WITN: Mobile Billboard Asks Governor McCrory Not To Sign Abortion Bill
Mountain Xpress: Protestors urge McCrory to reject new abortion law
WHQR: Wilmington Teams up with ProgressNC Action to Challenge Governor McCrory
Cornelius News: Protest greets Gov. McCrory as he arrives to sign revaluation bill
WSOC: Protesters take stand against NC abortion bill in Cornelius
WCNC: Protestors shout at McCrory, say he’s hurting women
Public Schools Campaigns:
NBC17: Gov. McCrory defends spending on education
WRAL: Teachers, others jeer McCrory’s education speech
WTVD: Governor Pat McCrory unveils education plan
News14: McCrory pushes teacher innovation, cuts to mandatory testing
Durham Herald-Sun: Local teachers, activists protest McCrory education summit appearance
Chapelboro.com: McCrory Proposes New Education Initiatives
Chapelboro.com: ProgressNC Says McCrory’s “Stretching The Truth” About Education Budget
Greensboro N&R: McCrory off on school funding claim
WUNC: McCrory Defends Budget, Announces New Program
Charlotte Observer: NC teachers and their supporters rally in Charlotte
WCNC: Teachers to rally against budget cuts in Charlotte
WBTV: Teacher protest education spending
WCCB: Teachers Rally Against School Budget Cuts
WSOC: Local teachers hold rally to protest budget cuts
Wilmington Star-News: Teachers see red, protest education cuts
WECT: Public educators rally against state budget
WWAY: Educators say lawmakers need to get facts straight on education spending
News14: Wilmington educators speak out on budget cuts to education
Port City Daily: Area teachers rally against state education cuts
WFMY: Triad Teachers Protest NC Budget Cuts In Greensboro & Winston-Salem
WXII: Education Rallies In The Piedmont
WGHP: Piedmont teachers rally for education
WFDD: NC Education Leaders Want the Governor to Call Special Session Over Education Budget Cuts
Camel City Dispatch: Get Your Facts Straight! Education Rally Held in Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem Journal: Teachers, supporters rally against budget
News14: NC teachers protest law ending pay raise for a master’s degree
Greensboro N&R: Educators rally against cuts, legislative changes
High Point Enterprise: Educators continue protest over GOP education reforms
Asheville Citizen-Times: Teachers to rally in Asheville over education cuts
WLOS: Teachers Rally Against Cuts
WLOS: Teacher Protest
WYFF: Large crowd protests North Carolina’s education cuts
Asheville Citizen-Times: Keever headlines teacher rally
Mountain Xpress: Education rally draws nearly 200, attendees criticize state budget
AP: Educators: GOP is masking cuts to public schools
Progressive Pulse: Teachers tell GOP: get your facts straight
WTVD: Rally criticizes GOP leaders on public schools
Greenville Daily Reflector: Teachers rally in Greenville
WCTI: Teachers protest state budget during Gov. McCrory’s visit
WNCT: Pitt County teachers are fed up, protest education cuts
WITN: Educators Protest State Budget Cuts During Greenville Rally
Winston-Salem Chronicle: Teachers: Lawmakers making it hard for us
This is a sampling of the dozens of television news stories we received in the Second Quarter of 2013. In addition to coverage in these main TV markets, we also drove dozens more news stories in small and large newspapers across North Carolina. Click on any image or title to bring up the news report:
WRAL, Raleigh-Durham: Public Schools Matter
WCCB, Charlotte: Teaching Assistant Lay-Offs
WCNC, Charlotte: Teaching Assistant Lay-Offs
WTVD, Raleigh-Durham: Did McCrory Duck Critics By Playing Catch?
Gov. Pat McCrory talks a lot about the need for a “customer service culture” in state government, citing the lines at DMV as proof NC needs to be more respectful of taxpayer time. But what about the long voting lines that will result should proposed cutbacks in Early Voting become law? Tell McCrory that NC voters are his ultimate customers and to leave the Early Voting period alone! COMPLETED. THANKS TO ALL WHO TOOK ACTION.
Join Progress NC Action this coming Wednesday for an hour at the NCGA in support of a fundamental right of all women. Last week, a bill was introduced into the North Carolina General Assembly that would dramatically cut access to safe and legal abortions in our state by imposing unnecessary requirements on doctors who operate clinics. This bill is one in a series of far right bills designed to take away the right of women to make the decisions surrounding pregnancy for themselves and to give control over these decisions to politicians instead — politicians like Thom Tillis, Phil Berger, Warren Daniel, Paul Stam and Pat McCrory. What right do these men have to make the family planning decisions for North Carolina’s women?
This is a dangerous road lawmakers are taking us down and it needs to stop now. Please join us this coming Wednesday at noon on the Halifax Mall behind the NCGA on Jones Street as Progress North Carolina stands with Planned Parenthood, NARAL and other partners in support of a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion if she chooses. The rally only lasts an hour and it’s important — the ability to make this intensely personal decision is the root of a woman’s right to control her own life. We cannot have equality for women if politicians are allowed to make this decision for us. Please re-arrange your schedule, take a long lunch, do whatever it takes to join us in sending lawmakers a message: this is not your decision to make.
You do not have to be pro-abortion to recognize that it is not our job, or the job of lawmakers, to make this decision for other women. There will be people at the rally who would not choose abortion for themselves — but they recognize that this is a decision each woman has the right to make for herself. Please, let’s keep that right. Let’s trust the women of North Carolina. Stand with us on Wednesday.
Please feel free to save and share the image above on Facebook or elsewhere to help spread the word or simply to show you agree with us that this issue is important. And if you can make the rally, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org letting her know you plan to be there. Just look for the Progress North Carolina banner Wednesday at noon on the Halifax Mall and join us. Together we stand, divided we fall.
Even though NC has a 9.2% unemployment rate, the 5th highest in the nation, right-wing lawmakers in our state want to turn down federal money for unemployment benefits and slash NC’s maximum unemployment insurance benefit by 35%, from $535 week to $350 per week. If Gov. McCrory and state lawmakers think it’s so easy to live on $350 a week, they should prove it. Sign our petition calling for lawmakers to take the 350 Challenge. COMPLETED. THANKS TO ALL WHO TOOK ACTION.
In order to avoid letting recent tax cuts expire on the top 2% of America’s wealthiest earners during fiscal cliff negotiations, Republicans are threatening to refuse to raise the debt ceiling — endangering America’s ability to pay its bills. They’ve caused one downgrade in our credit rating already. Don’t let the Tea Party hold America hostage again. Here are the facts:
- The federal debt is just the bonds issued by the Treasury Department, which are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States and considered the safest savings bonds in the world.
- Not raising the debt limit would mean defaulting on U.S. bonds (most of which are held by Americans) and/or the federal government not paying its bills to the people and companies that do business with the United States, like doctors who treat Medicare beneficiaries.
- Raising the debt ceiling does not authorize new spending; it allows the United States to pay our bills for money that we’ve already spent.
- Republicans in Congress are promising to repeat again and again the default crisis that rattled our markets and brought the Tea Party Downgrade last year.
- Economists have described their actions as “economic sabotage” that almost derailed the recovery and did more damage to America’s credit worthiness than our debt ever has.
Holding our country’s economic well-being hostage is not politics as usual — it’s irresponsible partisan posturing. Tell your federal reps to come to the table and negotiate without making economic sabotage part of the deal.