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    IN THE NEWS

    Nearly 1.5 million in North Carolina already cast ballots

    With record-breaking voter turnout stretching from North Carolina to Texas, one thing is clear; Democracy is winning and Republicans’ voter...
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    NC Republicans are more focused on blocking votes than winning them

    North Carolina’s top Republican lawmakers have been doing all they can to oppose common-sense measures intended to help voters address...
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    North Carolina Voters Distrust Trump, NY Times poll finds

    North Carolina has long been a crucial state for both parties’ in hopes of winning a Senate majority and Trump’s...
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    WRAL: Senate’s ideological expedience trumps needs of the nation

    Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett began in the Senate yesterday. The four days of hearings kicks...
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    Early Voting for the 2020 General Election Begins October. 15

    North Carolina’s early voting period for the 2020 general election kicks off Thursday Oct. 15 and runs through Oct. 31....
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    Trump to hold campaign rally in Greenville

    Trump will be making a stop in Greenville, North Carolina on Thursday -- less than two weeks after he was...
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    WNCT: After lawsuit, 2020 Census deadline pushed back until October 31st

    Last week, a federal judge issued an order that, for now, the U.S. Census Bureau must continue the  2020 census...
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    The New York Times: A White House Long in Denial Confronts Reality

    Last Saturday’s White House event unveiling Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, has been marked as one that has resulted in positive...
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    Associated Press News: In big states, tiny counties, Trump attacking voting rules

    Litigation over absentee voting in North Carolina has taken quite a few twists and turns over the past few weeks....
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    WRAL: Concocted scandal disrupts Elections Board’s important work

    New revelations lay bare to the false outrage spurred by top NC Republican leaders, including Tim Moore and Phil Berger,...
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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…