Human Rights

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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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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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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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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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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US House votes to restore abortion rights

By Patrick Zarcone / July 22, 2022 / Comments Off on US House votes to restore abortion rights

U.S. House Democrats have pushed forth a bill to restore abortion rights nationwide following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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Governor Roy Cooper vetoes the latest state Republican extremist measures

By Alanna Joyner / July 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Governor Roy Cooper vetoes the latest state Republican extremist measures

On Monday, Governor Roy Cooper vetoed four controversial Republican-backed bills following the latest legislation session. The bills in question include a proposal that would force Sheriffs to aid ICE, a bill that would rid of common sense gun safety measures, an expansion of control the Republican-led legislation has on appointing board of education trustees, and…

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Governor Roy Cooper, and local leaders fight for North Carolinians reproductive freedom

By Alanna Joyner / July 7, 2022 / Comments Off on Governor Roy Cooper, and local leaders fight for North Carolinians reproductive freedom

Across the country, extremist Republican politicians are increasingly proposing and enacting bans on abortions following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Amid Republican politician’s campaign to strip away reproductive health care access from millions, several states are passing measures to defend the right to reproductive freedom.Through an executive order signed by Governor…

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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

By Alanna Joyner / June 29, 2022 / Comments Off on Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Last week’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade will usher in a United States not seen in half a century, with Americans no longer having the constitutional right to control their own reproductive choices.  In a 5-4 vote, powered by its conservative majority, the high court stripped away a well established fundamental right for…

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Cary passes non-discrimination ordinance

By Alanna Joyner / June 26, 2022 / Comments Off on Cary passes non-discrimination ordinance

Last week, the Cary Town Council unanimously approved Wake County’s non-discrimination ordinance. As the sixth Wake County community to approve the ordinance, Cary joins Morrisville, Apex, Wendell, Raleigh and Knightdale in adopting local protections against discrimination in employment and public accommodation. “Cary is not a place where we do things because it looks good on…

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