Author: Joyce W.

Call to Action: Support Governor Cooper’s Plans to Expand Medicaid

Background Governor Cooper is moving to expand Medicaid so that 500,000 low-income North Carolinians could gain access to healthcare under the Affordable Care Act. This effort is aimed at helping working class citizens who previously made too much money for Medicaid, but not enough for Obamacare subsidies, to get health insurance coverage at the expense of the federal government. After the North Carolina GOP leaders in the General Assembly sued to block federal regulators from granting the expansion, a judge issued an injunction to halt Cooper’s request. On Monday, January 16, Cooper himself filed a court motion asking a...

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Checklist for the Women’s March

This week The Guardian published a thorough list of what you should and shouldn’t bring to the Women’s March on Washington this weekend. The article also covered a refresher on what your rights are at a march. The story is well worth the read. Here are a few things that caught our attention: Posters or flags: both will be allowed, but flags cannot have poles and posters cannot have wooden sign posts, according to the march FAQ. If you’re making your own sign, guides like this one from i-D recommend using foam core instead of poster board. The Amplifier Foundation has chosen a selection...

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What Can I Do?

Politics moves at a breakneck speed. When you want to speak up about an issue you care about, it can be overwhelming to get started – especially if you are new to activism. Stronger NC is committed to providing you with the information and resources you need to take action. Here are several sites providing weekly calls to action that might be of help to you. We gathered a few we thought were most interesting and suggest you take a look to see which best meets your needs: Wall-of-Us Wall-of-Us delivers four concrete actions to take to your email inbox...

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Blessing For The Women’s March

Washington D.C. is going to be the focus of the world next weekend. Not because of a Presidential Inauguration, but because of women who are coming together in solidarity  for the protection of women’s rights, safety, health, and families. The vitriol of the election cycle unveiled what women have long known, but are now claiming forcefully – our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to the world that women’s rights are human rights. Women, and men, will be standing together and by doing so are proclaiming that defending...

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Spotlight: InterAct of Wake County

We see the headlines far too often. Domestic violence stories depicting families that are destroyed by years of abuse. Or the horrifying statistics showing 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men besieged by sexual assault on college campuses across the country. When victims in these heartbreaking, and some times life threatening, situations need a place to turn in Wake Country, they often look to InterAct for help. InterAct is a private, nonprofit United Way agency that provides safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault in Wake County and its 12 municipalities. The organization is driven by the...

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