Patrick Zarcone

Tillis, Burr’s vote to support same-sex marriage results in attacks from right-wing groups

By Patrick Zarcone / December 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Tillis, Burr’s vote to support same-sex marriage results in attacks from right-wing groups

The U.S. Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which federally protects same-sex and interracial marriages, in November. Both NC Senators, Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, supported the bill.

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US Supreme Court hears arguments in NC elections case that could change elections, voting forever

By Patrick Zarcone / December 8, 2022 / Comments Off on US Supreme Court hears arguments in NC elections case that could change elections, voting forever

Depending on the ruling, Moore v. Harper could be the beginning of the end of democracy in the United States.

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Reasonable gun reforms or continued slaughter? Republicans are choosing the latter

By Patrick Zarcone / December 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Reasonable gun reforms or continued slaughter? Republicans are choosing the latter

We talk about gun violence in America as if it’s some sort of incurable sickness, but the truth is that it’s not. The problem is that Republicans are dedicated to ensuring almost anyone can get a weapon of war.

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North Carolina election workers should be thanked, not intimidated and threatened

By Patrick Zarcone / December 1, 2022 / Comments Off on North Carolina election workers should be thanked, not intimidated and threatened

Instead of being harassed, accused of trying to alter votes, threatened or intimidated, Americans should thank their local election workers for their hard work in making sure every vote is counted.

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Gov. Roy Cooper keeps his veto power; abortion remains safe – but not secure – in North Carolina

By Patrick Zarcone / November 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Gov. Roy Cooper keeps his veto power; abortion remains safe – but not secure – in North Carolina

Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto power remains intact, but just barely, after Republicans failed to get a supermajority in the state House.

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Countdown To Election Day – Let’s Get Out The Vote!

By Patrick Zarcone / November 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Countdown To Election Day – Let’s Get Out The Vote!

This year’s election will have massive impacts both in North Carolina and across the nation. Here in the Tar Heel State, voters will have some very important decisions to make ranging from the hyperlocal to the federal level.

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NCGOP ignores Democrats’ calls for common-sense gun safety laws in wake of Raleigh mass shooting

By Patrick Zarcone / October 28, 2022 / Comments Off on NCGOP ignores Democrats’ calls for common-sense gun safety laws in wake of Raleigh mass shooting

It’s not a club that any city or its residents want to be a part of, but on Oct. 13 Raleigh joined the list of places in America where innocent people were gunned down at random – this time it was in a neighborhood. It’s one thing to hear about America’s mass shootings on the…

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North Carolinians could send as many as 10 seditionists to Washington in this November’s midterms

By Patrick Zarcone / October 27, 2022 / Comments Off on North Carolinians could send as many as 10 seditionists to Washington in this November’s midterms

There’s a ton at stake in the upcoming midterm elections but the most important issue isn’t getting the attention it deserves. Americans’ rights – such as reproductive, voting and LGBTQ+ – are all at risk this November. Also at risk? Our democracy. Nearly 300 Republicans who in some way supported the Jan. 6 insurrection and…

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Taking a look at the state of legislative races in NC and what they mean for our state’s future

By Patrick Zarcone / October 21, 2022 / Comments Off on Taking a look at the state of legislative races in NC and what they mean for our state’s future

North Carolina voters have a chance this fall to choose the destiny of our state – vote to get enough Democrats elected to prevent Republican supermajorities in the General Assembly or give right-wing idealogues full control.

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Supreme Court could forever change voting, affirmative action when ruling on 2 North Carolina-based cases

By Patrick Zarcone / October 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Supreme Court could forever change voting, affirmative action when ruling on 2 North Carolina-based cases

Cases ensuring fair federal elections and affirmative action are under threat by the right-wing U.S. Supreme Court – and both of these cases originated in North Carolina before working their way up to the high court.

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