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    The Progressive Pulse: Democrats decry racial health disparities in their renewed push for Medicaid expansion

    Last week, state Democrats renewed their calls for Medicaid expansion in an effort to address the state’s long-standing racial health...
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    The Washington Post: The GOP’s anti-transgender bills are ignorance in action

    Five years after the state’s notorious House Bill 2 or HB2, Republican legislators are back with a slew of discriminatory...
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    The Progressive Pulse: NC Democrats push for common sense voting reforms

    With more than 360 bills introduced in 47 states across the country, many of which mirror the worst of Georgia’s...
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    N.C. Policy Watch: Despite a federal stay on evictions, landlords are ousting their tenants

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, North Carolinians across the state continue to struggle with paying rent and getting...
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    N.C. Policy Watch: New national report: NC among states at “extreme risk” of gerrymandering

    According to a new report from the nonpartisan nonprofit, Represent Us, North Carolina is one of several states at “extreme...
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    WRAL: Five years later, Democratic lawmakers still fighting to erase HB2, promote LGBT rights

    Last week, Democrats in the North Carolina General Assembly introduced four bills that would protect LGBTQ North Carolinians from discrimination,...
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    Patsy Takemoto Mink: First Woman of Color in Congress

    In honor of Women’s History Month, Progress NC Action is highlighting women who have fostered change, encouraged debate and have...
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    The federal pandemic relief bill contains a big carrot to expand Medicaid. Will North Carolina bite?

    Today marks the 11th anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- a law that reformed the...
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    WRAL: N.C. elections officials did a great job in 2020. Provide what’s needed to do even better.

    Amid one of the worst public health crises faced by the state and nation on top of rampant GOP voter...
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    Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray: Civil Rights Activist, Poet and Lawyer

    Durham-based civil rights activist Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, was the first Black person to earn a doctorate in law from...
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        The right to safe and legal abortion is a fundamental human right.

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      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…


      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…