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    IN THE NEWS

    The Washington Post: Trump’s mail ballot claims are part of a long history of voter suppression

    Trump continued his long exhausted list of false claims about vote-by-mail in the 2020 election last Thursday, going so far...
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    Port City Daily: The Covid-19 safety nets are gone. Now a flood of evictions is here.

    Last week marked the end of statewide eviction moratoriums in more than 30 states, including North Carolina, that had protections...
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    Congress leaves town without a coronavirus stimulus deal, allowing $600 unemployment benefit to end

    Another round of coronavirus relief package talks began today, as Congress adjourned for the weekend without coming to any deal...
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    The News & Observer: With weekly $600 gone, NC unemployment benefits alone are not enough, workers say

    As Congress debates how to shape the next phase of coronavirus relief, the extra $600 federal unemployment benefits that were...
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    As part of Trump’s push to reopen schools, Pence visits Thales Academy in Apex

    Just two days after Trump’s visit to Morrisville, Pence is visiting Thales Academy, a private school in Apex today. The...
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    Millions of Americans are about to experience utility shutoffs, evictions and loss of homes

    Numerous moratorium on evictions across the nation, including in North Carolina, are set to end in the coming days. According...
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    NBC News: Trump’s coronavirus reaction failed America. But Congress also failed us — and it has for years

    As the U.S. hits 4.3 million COVID-19 cases, medical experts are urging leaders to consider shutting down the country and...
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    Senate Republicans, White House seek to reduce weekly unemployment benefit from $600 to $200

    This week, millions of North Carolinians and people across the country will see a drastic reduction in unemployment benefits as...
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    Progressive Pulse: N.C. is fifth in the nation in lost health insurance coverage due to the COVID-19 recession

    According to a new report from researchers at the group Families USA, North Carolina is one of the hardest hit...
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    The New York Times: Trump Administration Strips C.D.C. of Control of Coronavirus Data

    Last week, the Trump Administration stripped control of all COVID-19 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...
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      ISSUES

      • 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.

      • Democracy

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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…