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NC Supreme Court races will determine the future rights of North Carolinians – and Republicans must not gain control of the court

By Patrick Zarcone / October 10, 2022 / Comments Off on NC Supreme Court races will determine the future rights of North Carolinians – and Republicans must not gain control of the court

Democrats currently hold a 4-3 majority on the North Carolina Supreme Court, but Republicans could find themselves with a 5-2 advantage after November’s election – a chilling scenario for anyone concerned about their rights and freedoms.

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Republicans continue to focus on book bans despite overwhelming opposition from American voters

By Patrick Zarcone / September 30, 2022 / Comments Off on Republicans continue to focus on book bans despite overwhelming opposition from American voters

Amid Republicans’ campaign to challenge books and censor classroom curriculums, a new poll found that voters are overwhelmingly opposed to the increased efforts to ban books.

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Future of abortion in NC hinges on just a handful of legislative races

By Patrick Zarcone / September 30, 2022 / Comments Off on Future of abortion in NC hinges on just a handful of legislative races

Voters need to know that every state Senate and House race this fall is going to be integral to keeping abortion legal in North Carolina.

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Banned Books Week comes as Republicans in NC, US fight to censor classrooms, ban important texts

By Patrick Zarcone / September 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Banned Books Week comes as Republicans in NC, US fight to censor classrooms, ban important texts

According to a banned book report by PEN America that looked at the 2021-22 school year, there were 2,532 instances of individual books being banned in the U.S. That number includes 1,648 unique titles by 1,261 different authors, 290 illustrators and 18 translators.

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New Biden administration student debt relief program will help nearly 1.2 million North Carolinians

By Patrick Zarcone / September 22, 2022 / Comments Off on New Biden administration student debt relief program will help nearly 1.2 million North Carolinians

Under the Biden administration’s new student debt relief plan, more than one million North Carolinians will be able to save thousands of dollars or even have their student loans forgiven.

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Amid Chemours’ expansion plans, North Carolinians and activists demand accountability

By Alanna Joyner / September 16, 2022 / Comments Off on Amid Chemours’ expansion plans, North Carolinians and activists demand accountability

Since 2019, Chemours has been under a consent order to address the release of forever chemicals that have been emitted from the Fayetteville Works plant, into the Cape Fear River and local communities.

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New Biden administration rule will give some pregnant veterans, beneficiaries abortion access, even in states where it’s banned

By Patrick Zarcone / September 16, 2022 / Comments Off on New Biden administration rule will give some pregnant veterans, beneficiaries abortion access, even in states where it’s banned

“Offering this care will save Veterans’ health and lives, and there is nothing more important than that,” said Dr. Shereef Elnahal, the VA’s undersecretary for health.

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If Republicans love states’ rights so much, they should put abortion on the ballot

By Patrick Zarcone / September 9, 2022 / Comments Off on If Republicans love states’ rights so much, they should put abortion on the ballot

A recent poll showed that “Americans overwhelmingly would like to be able to vote on an abortion measure on their state ballot.” The poll also revealed that Americans, by an almost 2-to-1 margin, would vote in favor of making abortion legal.

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NC Republicans’ refusal to properly fund public schools is leading to a double crisis – and it was preventable

By Patrick Zarcone / September 9, 2022 / Comments Off on NC Republicans’ refusal to properly fund public schools is leading to a double crisis – and it was preventable

Some may think that Republicans are anti-education, but the reality is that they’re anti-public education. The NCGOP will gladly take funds and put them toward private and charter schools.

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NC teacher vacancies up 27% from 2021 as NCGOP refuses to properly fund schools, pay educators

By Patrick Zarcone / September 2, 2022 / Comments Off on NC teacher vacancies up 27% from 2021 as NCGOP refuses to properly fund schools, pay educators

State Republican lawmakers have once again refused to adequately fund public schools and pay our teachers and staff fair wages – and the NCGOP’s failures are leaving schools short on teachers.

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