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    WRAL: Long-standing, unmet priorities are even more critical now

    WRAL: Long-standing, unmet priorities are even more critical now

    Two weeks after meeting to approve a $1.6 billion package that distributed COVID-19 funds from Washington, the North Carolina General...
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    NC Policy Watch: Senator Phil Berger’s calls to reopen are premature and irresponsible

    NC Policy Watch: Senator Phil Berger’s calls to reopen are premature and irresponsible

    Republican Senate Leader Phil Berger recently called on Gov. Roy Cooper to relax specific executive orders on coronavirus-related closures. In...
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    After being raided by FBI, Sen. Richard Burr steps down from Intelligence Committee chair

    After being raided by FBI, Sen. Richard Burr steps down from Intelligence Committee chair

    U.S. Senator Richard Burr is temporarily stepping down as Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee as federal investigators look into...
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    Amid the pandemic, North Carolina needs to guarantee safe and fair elections

    Amid the pandemic, North Carolina needs to guarantee safe and fair elections

    In late March, the State Board of Elections asked legislative leaders and Gov. Roy Cooper to make it easier for...
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    The New York Times: ‘Full steam ahead’ for Trump’s convention? North Carolina has doubts

    The New York Times: ‘Full steam ahead’ for Trump’s convention? North Carolina has doubts

    Despite health officials concerns, Trump has made clear that he wants the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. to proceed...
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    Sen. Richard Burr’s brother-in-law sold thousands in stocks the same day as Burr

    Sen. Richard Burr’s brother-in-law sold thousands in stocks the same day as Burr

    According to a federal Public Financial Disclosure Act filing, Gerald Fauth, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s brother-in-law, sold six stocks valued...
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    News & Observer: Coronavirus intensifies NC Republican policies that punish the poor Medicaid expansion

    News & Observer: Coronavirus intensifies NC Republican policies that punish the poor Medicaid expansion

    The time to protect every North Carolinian came two weeks ago as the North Carolina General Assembly came back for...
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    Vox: Thousands will go uninsured in the Covid-19 outbreak because Republicans rejected Medicaid expansion

    Vox: Thousands will go uninsured in the Covid-19 outbreak because Republicans rejected Medicaid expansion

    A new study released from the Urban Institute has revealed the devastating cost of states not expanding Medicaid, as more...
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    WRAL: Trump must act, not distract, on COVID-19 to move U.S. forward

    WRAL: Trump must act, not distract, on COVID-19 to move U.S. forward

    COVID-19 cases are approaching 12,256 in North Carolina; 1.2 million in the nation and 3.7 million worldwide. Instead of increasing...
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    Decades of cuts leaving Eastern North Carolina hospitals vulnerable to financial losses due to coronavirus

    Decades of cuts leaving Eastern North Carolina hospitals vulnerable to financial losses due to coronavirus

    North Carolina currently has 49 rural and independent hospitals around the state, but the financial toll caused by the COVID-19...
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      • 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.

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      MEDIA HITS

      WBTV 3: NC teachers back governor’s choice to veto pay-raise bills

      By Eleanore Wood | November 15, 2019

      Educators support Gov. Cooper’s veto of the GOP’s latest paltry pay plan for public school educators and urge Democratic lawmakers to continue standing up for public education by sustaining the governor’s veto and stopping Republican leaders from giving away another billion dollars in corporate tax cuts. From WBTV 3: He vetoed bills offering pay increases,…

      Star News: Educators urge Gov. Cooper to veto pay raise bill

      By Eleanore Wood | November 8, 2019

      From Star News By Joey ChandlerPosted Nov 7, 2019 at 6:21 PM    From Star News Online If passed, North Carolina teachers would receive a 3.9 percent raise over two years and not the governor’s proposed nine percent. Cars zoomed past the corner of Shipyard Blvd and 41st Street while Hoggard High School chemistry teacher Amanda White spoke from behind a podium…

      WECT News 6: Teachers say they’re unhappy with current state of pay raise bill

      By Eleanore Wood | November 8, 2019

      From WECT News 6 By Bryant Reed| November 7, 2019 at 6:55 PM EST – Updated November 7 at 9:08 PM WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Local teachers and state representative Harper Peterson joined forces Thursday to call on Governor Roy Cooper to veto a spending bill that would increase their pay. Though vetoing a bill to give…

      WAYY News 3: TEACHERS PROTEST GOP-PROPOSED PAY INCREASE

      By Eleanore Wood | November 8, 2019

      From WAYY News 3 WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Teachers in our area and across the state are asking Governor Roy Cooper to veto a pay raise put forward by Republican lawmakers. A news conference was held outside of Hoggard High School Thursday afternoon. Governor Cooper’s original budget proposal included an average nine percent raise for…

      WXII – Protesters demand Senator Burr explain his actions revealed in Mueller report.

      By Eleanore Wood | April 25, 2019

      Residents in the Triad were disturbed to find out that Senator Richard Burr, according to the Mueller Report, had leaked information about the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election to the White House directly.  His only response was to say he didn’t remember doing it. The people of North Carolina want Burr to…

      The Winston Salem Journal – Protesters target U.S. Sen. Richard Burr for his reported role in briefing the White House about FBI’s election probe

      By Eleanore Wood | April 24, 2019

      According to the Mueller report Richard Burr corresponded with the White House about the Russia probes, and the White House counsel’s office “appears to have received information about the status of the FBI investigation,” the special counsel report said. Now Senator Burr claims he has no memory of this conversation. Concerned citizens in Winston-Salem are…