Eleanore Wood

Poll shows parents disagree with Republicans’ campaign to censor classrooms

By Eleanore Wood / May 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Poll shows parents disagree with Republicans’ campaign to censor classrooms

Contrary to Republicans’ campaign to censor books and teachers, a majority of parents, across party lines, approve of their children’s schools and support what is currently being taught, according to a new poll.  The NPR and Ipsos poll found that 76 percent of the parents surveyed said they were well-informed about what their children were…

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Communities across the nation protest amid Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe V. Wade

By Eleanore Wood / May 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Communities across the nation protest amid Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe V. Wade

A draft opinion, revealing that the Supreme Court plans to dismantle the fundamental right to abortion and overturn nearly 50 years of precedent, has been met with a wave of protests across the country.  The draft, which was published by Politico on Monday, is not final but has prompted communities, activists, lawmakers and governors, including…

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NEW POLL: Majority of North Carolina Voters, Including Republicans, Support State Courts Ensuring Election Maps Are Fair & Constitutional

By Eleanore Wood / December 7, 2021 / Comments Off on NEW POLL: Majority of North Carolina Voters, Including Republicans, Support State Courts Ensuring Election Maps Are Fair & Constitutional

RALEIGH, NC– Progress NC Action released a new poll highlighting North Carolina voters’ support for election maps that are fair & constitutional.  72% of respondents say that gerrymandering is a problem, with nearly half (48%) saying it is a “very serious problem.” 74% of respondents, including a majority of Democrats (81%) and Republicans (66%), support…

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T.R.U.E Report Will Do What Mark Robinson’s F.A.C.T.S. Report Didn’t Do

By Eleanore Wood / September 29, 2021 / Comments Off on T.R.U.E Report Will Do What Mark Robinson’s F.A.C.T.S. Report Didn’t Do

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2021 Contact: Durrell Johnson, Communications Director                  Durrell@progressnc.org Reporting portal to address the real issues plaguing North Carolina public schools, lack of funding from Republican led lawmakers.  NORTH CAROLINA Today, Progress NC Action launches the True Reporting of Underfunding Education (T.R.U.E.) Portal, a website for parents, educators, and community leaders to submit testimonies…

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Progress NC Action Seeks Transparency from F.A.C.T.S. Task Force Group

By Eleanore Wood / August 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Progress NC Action Seeks Transparency from F.A.C.T.S. Task Force Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 9, 2021 Contact: Durrell Johnson, Communications Director                  Durrell@progressnc.org Progress NC Action Seeks Transparency from F.A.C.T.S. Task Force Group RALEIGH, NC – Progress North Carolina Action (PNCA) filed a Freedom of Information Act request to unearth details regarding Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson’s secretive F.A.C.T.S. (Fairness and Accountability in the Classroom for Teachers…

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

By Eleanore Wood / April 24, 2020 / Comments Off on WRAL: New coalition on the left presses inequality issues during COVID-19 and beyond

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,…

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Experts and medical professionals push back against the “Reopen” movement

By Eleanore Wood / April 21, 2020 / Comments Off on Experts and medical professionals push back against the “Reopen” movement

While a small vocal group of protestors are demanding that the state reopen on May 1, experts say that we must have more testing for a safe reopen. RALEIGH – While a small group of organized activists protest against widely popular social distancing measures designed to save lives, experts and medical professionals are urging Americans…

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

By Eleanore Wood / March 18, 2020 / Comments Off on 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 at bars and restaurants around the state.  The Governor, who declared a state of emergency last week, set the order to take place on St. Patrick’s Day at 5 p.m. All bars and restaurants closed…

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As NC Utilities Commission Holds Public Hearing in Charlotte TONIGHT on Duke Energy’s Rate Hike Request, State Lawmakers Must Return to Raleigh to Pass Legislation to Ban “Coal Ash Rate Hikes”

By Eleanore Wood / January 30, 2020 / Comments Off on As NC Utilities Commission Holds Public Hearing in Charlotte TONIGHT on Duke Energy’s Rate Hike Request, State Lawmakers Must Return to Raleigh to Pass Legislation to Ban “Coal Ash Rate Hikes”

So far, the GOP-controlled state legislature has sided with Wall Street shareholders of the Duke Energy power monopoly and utterly failed to protect ratepayers from Duke’s mammoth coal ash clean up costs. CHARLOTTE – As the North Carolina Utilities Commission will tonight hold a hearing at the Mecklenburg Co. Courthouse at 7 pm in Charlotte to…

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As NC Utilities Commission Holds Public Hearing in Triad TONIGHT on Duke Energy Rate Hike Request, State Lawmakers Must Return to Raleigh to Pass Legislation to Ban “Coal Ash Rate Hikes”

By Eleanore Wood / January 29, 2020 / Comments Off on As NC Utilities Commission Holds Public Hearing in Triad TONIGHT on Duke Energy Rate Hike Request, State Lawmakers Must Return to Raleigh to Pass Legislation to Ban “Coal Ash Rate Hikes”

So far, the GOP-controlled state legislature has sided with Wall Street shareholders of the Duke Energy power monopoly and utterly failed to protect ratepayers from Duke’s mammoth coal ash clean up costs. GRAHAM, NC – As the North Carolina Utilities Commission will tonight hold a hearing at the Alamance Co. Historic Courthouse at 7pm in Graham…

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