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    IN THE NEWS

    The Affordable Care Act returns to the Supreme Court in the shadow of a pandemic

    Today, the Supreme Court will hear the Republican lawsuit to overturn The Affordable Care Act (ACA), ending its protections for...
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    Joe Biden Will Be the Next President of the United States

    On Saturday, after securing a 30,000 vote lead over Trump in Pennsylvania, Joe Biden was declared to become the next...
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    Cardinal & Pine: Wait Is on for NC’s Tightest Race, the NC Supreme Court Chief Justice

    As voters in record numbers selected Joe Biden for President of the United States, down-ballot races within North Carolina are...
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    Headed to the polls tomorrow? Here’s what you need to know

    On Election Day, polls across North Carolina are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Voters in line at 7:30...
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    WRAL: Every vote counts. Count every vote!

    As of Monday, almost 4.6 million have cast ballots as North Carolina sees  ‘unprecedented levels’ of voting. Before Election Day...
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    When To Expect Election Results

    This year has been different. From a global pandemic to an unprecedented fire season on the West Coast, our expectations...
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    The Push to Vote Early Shows No Sign of Slowing

    With just seven days until Nov. 3, almost 3.4 million votes have been cast through absentee (by mail) voting or...
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    Associated Press: GOP to high court: Halt longer N. Carolina absentee deadline

    Trump’s campaign and North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders are continuing their effort to undermine voters, as they asked the U.S....
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    The Progressive Pulse: Tillis, Burr embrace Barrett, as conservative Supreme Court Justice is sworn in

    Hours after a 52-48 vote in the U.S. Senate, Amy Coney Barrett became the newest member of the U.S. Supreme...
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    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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      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.

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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

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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…