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    200,000 NC residents have filed for unemployment benefits. Here’s how to apply.

    200,000 NC residents have filed for unemployment benefits. Here’s how to apply.

    Since March 16, North Carolina Division of Employment Security has reported over  200,000 new unemployment claims, of which applicants have...
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    North Carolina ranked among the bottom 10 states for Census response, researchers say

    North Carolina ranked among the bottom 10 states for Census response, researchers say

    According to research by Carolina Demography, a research group affiliated with UNC-Chapel Hill, in the first 12 days that the...
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    Area hospitals seek donated protective gear, medical supplies amid pandemic. Here’s how to help.

    Area hospitals seek donated protective gear, medical supplies amid pandemic. Here’s how to help.

    As coronavirus cases continue to surge across the nation, hospitals in every state are dealing with the stressful demand to...
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    Senate passes ‘Families First Coronavirus Response Act’

    Senate passes ‘Families First Coronavirus Response Act’

    A second coronavirus emergency aid package came into law last week, named the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The latest...
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    Appalachian Voices: NC groups call for prohibition of all utility shut-offs in state due to covid-19

    Appalachian Voices: NC groups call for prohibition of all utility shut-offs in state due to covid-19

    Over 30 North Carolina organizations are calling for the suspension of all utility shut-offs across the state during the coronavirus...
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    Sen. Richard Burr Sold a Fortune in Stocks as G.O.P. Played Down Coronavirus Threat

    Sen. Richard Burr Sold a Fortune in Stocks as G.O.P. Played Down Coronavirus Threat

    In mid-February, North Carolina Senator Richard Burr, sold almost $1.7 million in stocks, including hotels chains, after receiving daily classified...
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    NC United for Survival & Beyond calls for needed protection of vulnerable populations during the outbreak

    NC United for Survival & Beyond calls for needed protection of vulnerable populations during the outbreak

    Yesterday, 10 demands were expressed during a press conference hosted by over 60 North Carolina organizations in a coalition effort...
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    The time to fix NC’s broken unemployment insurance system is right now

    The time to fix NC’s broken unemployment insurance system is right now

    North Carolina’s Former Gov. Pat McCroy passed unemployment insurance reforms in 2013  with an objective to reduce unemployment taxes on...
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    Lt. Governor Dan Forest works to undermine the Governor as coronavirus continues to spread through NC

    Lt. Governor Dan Forest works to undermine the Governor as coronavirus continues to spread through NC

    In an effort to lower transmission of COVID-19, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced a shut down of in-house seating...
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    Need food during your coronavirus quarantine? NC farmers want to provide it.

    Need food during your coronavirus quarantine? NC farmers want to provide it.

    North Carolina farmers in several counties across the state are providing communities with access to fresh produce in the wake...
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      ISSUES

      • Education

        No matter what we look like or where we live, we all want our children to have a quality education.

      • Healthcare

        Everyone should be able to get the care we need without breaking the bank.

      • Environment

        Old, young, white, black, or brown -- we should all be able to have safe water to drink and clean air to breathe.

      • Democracy

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      • Economy

        Certain politicians and their greedy lobbyists hurt everyone by handing kickbacks to the rich at the expense of everyone else.

      • Reproductive Rights

        The right to safe and legal abortion is a fundamental human right.

      • Immigration

        The immigration experience should be one of moving from a familiar home to an uncertain future based on hope and opportunity.

      • Politics As Usual

        We must hold leaders accountable to the people in order to assure that our elected officials are working for us.

      TELLING STORIES OF EVERYDAY PEOPLE

      Meet Aron, a Graham County beekeeper speaking about the challenges of owning a small business in a rural county.
      Meet Dale, a Republican county commissioner who talks about the need for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina.

      MEDIA HITS

      The Sanford Herald: Teacher By Day / EMT By Night: Politicians put health of schools at risk

      By Alanna Joyner | January 28, 2020

      From The Sanford Herald: Like countless N.C. educators, I’m forced to work a second job to make ends meet. Unlike most of my colleagues, my second job isn’t retail, it’s saving lives.Every Friday after I finish grading coursework, I head to my weekend job as an EMT/firefighter in Harnett County and pull 12-hour shifts. Working…

      Amanda Smith: State putting the squeeze on teachers

      By Alanna Joyner | January 22, 2020

       From The Daily Reflector: It’s certainly not unusual for teachers to stay in their classrooms long after school ends to grade papers and plan for upcoming lessons. It’s part of the job I expected when I became a teacher. But something I didn’t expect was having to work a second job to make ends meet…

      Fox 46: Teachers protest decision not to increase their pay

      By Eleanore Wood | January 16, 2020

      From Fox 46 Charlotte: NC teachers protest for pay raises North Carolina teachers are protesting because they are not getting a pay raise per lawmakers in Raleigh. Teachers in Charlotte protested Wednesday because they’re not getting pay raises from the state of North Carolina. Lawmakers failed to override Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of pay raises.

      Tessa Pendley: Why teachers blame the GOP legislature for no pay raise before the holidays

      By Eleanore Wood | December 29, 2019

      Union Hill Elementary School teacher Tessa Pendley speaks out about the budget and the lack of any compromise from GOP leaders in North Carolina’s legislature. From The Greensboro News & Record North Carolina educators don’t have much to be thankful for this holiday season when it comes to the latest meager “raises” offered up by legislative…

      A math teacher does the math on NC teacher pay

      By Eleanore Wood | December 27, 2019

      Wake County math teacher Celia Rowland sets the record straight on teacher pay in North Carolina. From The News & Observer $66,267. No, that is definitely not my salary as a teacher. It’s the total amount I have “lost” from the state thanks to a decade of pay freezes, the loss of longevity pay, and the step…

      WBTV 3: NC teachers back governor’s choice to veto pay-raise bills

      By Eleanore Wood | November 15, 2019

      Educators support Gov. Cooper’s veto of the GOP’s latest paltry pay plan for public school educators and urge Democratic lawmakers to continue standing up for public education by sustaining the governor’s veto and stopping Republican leaders from giving away another billion dollars in corporate tax cuts. From WBTV 3: He vetoed bills offering pay increases,…