North Carolina State Representatives Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford), John Autry (D-Mecklenburg), and Jean Farmer-Butterfield (D-Wilson) have introduced the first legislation ever in the North Carolina General Assembly to call for the State of North Carolina and the United States to set a goal of achieving 100% clean, renewable energy for all energy sectors by the year 2050.
A message from the ACLU of North Carolina. Rather than cleanly repeal House Bill 2 March 30th, the North Carolina General Assembly passed and Governor Roy Cooper signed a new law — HB 142 — that keeps in place many of the most harmful parts of HB 2. It is not a real repeal, and it doesn’t leave North Carolina the way it was before HB 2 was rushed into law last year.
In October 2016, Planned Parenthood turned 100 years strong. Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits. Learn more about how 100 years of care, education, and activism have changed everything.
NC women call for equal rights following Nevada’s ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Women’s equal rights advocates call on the leaders of both chambers to take action on current ERA bills sitting in Committees on Rules. (Raleigh, NC) March 22, 2017 – Members from various organizations supporting equal rights for women in North Carolina will be in the gallery of the legislative House Chamber at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27, when Representative Carla Cunningham will recognize the work of all women and men to secure equal rights and congratulate the ten counties and municipalities that have passed an ERA resolution. Adoptions of ERA resolutions are rolling across the state since record-setting numbers of women’s rights advocates participated in the historic Women’s March in DC in January of this year.
by Teri Vlassopoulos in Catapult Magazine
I was happy raising my kid, living my life without worrying about writing.
We’re two years into my daughter’s life and we still don’t quite have a bedtime routine. It skips around depending on so many variables, and while she’s a good sleeper once she’s actually asleep, getting there is more of a process than a routine. Often by the time she’s out, I am too, having drifted off in the dark along with her.
Written by Jane Edwards
What happened: When NC Gov. Roy Cooper took over the governor’s office on Jan. 1, he declared his intent to move ahead with Medicaid expansion as a first big policy initiative for NC. Obama was still in office, so Federal health officials promised to give the state’s expansion request a speedy review – mindful of Trump’s and the Republican-controlled Congress eagerness to pull the plug on Obama’s entire approach to health care reform in which a larger role for Medicaid is a key component.
Written by Jane Edwards
To begin with the obvious: the Honorable Judge Neil McGill Gorsuch is going to be the next Associate Justice of the United State Supreme Court. No amount of senatorial bloviation is going to alter that fact. Two reasons: One, the 115th Congress is controlled by Republicans, and, two, Mike Pence is the Vice President.
The House Democrats should be encouraged to not waste time and energy “tilting at windmills,” so to speak. Let it go.
Written by Jane Edwards
Rand Paul’s AHA is not a suitable replacement for the Affordable Care Act. His is an act of desperation that will harm millions of people who will become uninsured if it passes. It only benefits the wealthy. Coverage won’t be better. Insurance won’t be cheaper. This proposed law is a disaster in the making.
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(Hendersonville, NC)….9 March 2017…. The Free Clinics invites our community to join our HealthWays team and help make Henderson and Polk Counties healthier places to live, work and play. HealthWays is a new pilot site of Microclinics International that improves community health by building on the premise that healthy living is contagious. HealthWays will create a local model of “viral health” building upon existing social networks of friends, families, neighbors, and colleagues and nurturing dynamic peer-to-peer learning and support.
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written by Jane Edwards
Ask 2 Answer: “The Repubs keep calling Social Security and Medicare entitlement programs and they are not – we paid and pay for them…” Here is my take: Republicans and Libertarians have turned the word “Entitlements” into what is called a “snarl word” – a politically-charged word delivered in a demeaning, sneering tone. I get it – words matter… like “Enhanced Interrogation” vs. “Torture.” But, seriously, in the grand scheme of things, what does it matter what Republicans do with the lexicon? If it makes you feel better, refer to the programs as “federal retirement benefits.” Try not to get worked up with what the less imaginative call them.
By (@OSTADJAAN), Columnist
Martin Luther King once told us that when the night is darkest is when we can see the stars most clearly.
” To ‘hoist with one’s own petard’ is to be injured by the device that you intended to use to injure others. It is also to be harmed or disadvantaged by an action of one’s own which was meant to harm someone else. (From a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.)
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Some people tell me that I’ve changed, that I’ve become more confrontational and irritable, that I am less tolerant of disagreement now. They say that I seem angrier, that I’m more political. They tell me that I’m not the gentle, loving soul I once was and they regularly click their tongues against the roof of their mouths in judgment, lamenting the person they say I used to be.
Written by Jane Edwards
There is the persistent question circulating, “What the f**k is Trump doing?” I think I might have an inkling – based on Donald Trump’s mesmerism by his own Rasputin, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.
NC Justice NewNC JUSTICE NEWS: Save the Date! Defenders of Justice + Trumpcare + Immigration Legal Clinics
Medicaid Matters– New series covers why we need to protect and expand program in NC
A-F School Grading Model – New bill would improve flawed system, focus on student growth
Helping Immigrants Across NC – Legal clinics help families with documents, emergency plans
Crucial Conversation: HB2 – Expert panel to discuss infamous law on its one-year anniversary
A new river access point is being built on the French Broad River in Asheville’s River Arts District — a boat ramp on Riverside Drive just south of the Smith Bridge. The City of Asheville partnered with North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to make this project happen.
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