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    IN THE NEWS

    Salisbury Post: Harrison Peel “Tillis owes voters real answers”

    A few weeks ago in an opinion editorial by U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, Tillis claimed that he will remain committed...
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    GOP lawmakers calling for reopening schools need to consider protections

    As Republicans lawmakers are supporting an Aug. 17 opening date for the upcoming school year, a new poll finds North...
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    N.C. Policy Watch: New research confirms presence of toxic “forever chemicals” in scores of NC water supplies

    According to a new study, raw water supplies for at least 150 public utilities in North Carolina contained some level...
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    WRAL: Legislative partisanship triumphs over real progress for N.C.

    The North Carolina General Assembly concluded its session Friday without approving a proposal to increase weekly unemployment benefits, among other...
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    Trump reiterates support to kill ACA — despite pandemic

    In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable...
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    Trump Administration targets immigration system, passes sweeping policy changes

    The Supreme Court just issued a ruling that will potentially allow the Trump administration to move forward in deporting tens...
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    Trump and his EPA dismantle environmental protections under cover of COVID-19 crisis

    Last week, the federal government overruled North Carolina’s objection to seismic testing off the coast, saying the activity proposed by...
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    Charlotte Observer: Are you serious about reopening the NC economy, Republicans? Then act like it.

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, the concerns of Republican lawmakers have not been towards the people of North...
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    N.C. Policy Watch: North Carolina dreamers heartened for their futures after Supreme Court ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to shut down the Deferred...
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    As communities fight for justice, Juneteenth sheds light on Black History and freedom

    Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. But 155 years after, the nation is still struggling with...
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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.

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      MEDIA HITS

      WRAL: New coalition on the left presses inequality issues during COVID-19 and beyond

      By Eleanore Wood | April 24, 2020

      By Travis Fain, WRAL statehouse reporter A new coalition of left-leaning groups came together over the last month and a half, and it’s pushing state leaders to address economic inequality as government responds to COVID-19, and longer term. The group, NC United for Survival & Beyond, lists some 200 organizations as members. Many are smaller grassroots operations,…

      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.…

      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…