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Women’s Health and the Noise Around It

“We TRUST Women” – This large black sign is one of the first things you see when you pull into the parking lot at Family Reproductive Health, one of two abortion clinics in Charlotte. It helps give patients privacy from the screaming protestors as they walk from their car to the building .     …

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Stop NC House Bill 370

Stop HB370, A Request for Support As many of you may be aware, the legislative proposal House Bill 370 – that would require NC sheriffs to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – has made large strides in the past few months within the General Assembly. In the next few days and weeks, we expect the …

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Protect Immigrant Families Today

Proposed Changes Will Hurt Families, Communities Last week, the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published for public comment proposed changes to the “public charge” rules that will effectively overhaul our nation’s immigration system to restrict immigration access based on income. The proposed rules target immigrants legally seeking permanent resident status in the U.S. …

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The Poor People’s Campaign

A NATIONAL CALL TO A MORAL REVIVAL TOWN HALL MEETING. Please join us on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7 pm. The  event  is being  held  at Little  Rock A.M.E. Zion Church  (401 N. McDowell) Contact: Jade X.  Jackson  (336)306-3772 or unitingacrossthenation@gmail.com Disclaimer: Bishop Dr. Barber may be traveling and may not be available to …

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A Celebration of Unity

We invite you to join the San Fransisco Gay Men’s Chorus and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir for an interfaith celebration of community, compassion, and equality in their final stop on the Lavender Pen Tour.  Speakers from a diversity of faith backgrounds will share their perspectives on faith and community in North Carolina and on …

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‘Millions’ Fewer Would Have Coverage

‘Millions’ Fewer Would Have Coverage Under GOP Health Bill, Says CBO Analysis by Alison Kodjak, NPR Health Policy Correspondent, Science Desk   The proposal the Senate is considering that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would result in millions losing health insurance and a $133 billion reduction in the deficit by 2026, according to …

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September General Meeting

Everybody In and Nobody Out (Health Care For All) Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe, MD Chair, Health Care Justice – NC First United Methodist Church • 501 N. Tryon St. Park in garage. Entrance on Ninth St. between Tryon St. and Church St. Bring your parking ticket inside for validation   For more information Go to …

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Democracy for Sale June 5

North Carolina — perhaps more than any other state in the Union — has been transformed by the new and growing tidal wave of political spending. Zach Galifianakis, the comic star of “The Hangover” movies, travels back to his home state of North Carolina to show how it has become a bellwether for the use …

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Legislative Update & Actions Week of 4.3

CALLS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 3: Call Sen. Richard Burr (Chair of the Senate Intelligence Comm.) to express your strong support for that committee’s investigation to be a thorough, bipartisan process that answers all questions about Russia’s role in the 2016 election, as well as any connection between the Trump campaign and Russia. This …

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Legislative Update & Actions Week of 3.27

CALLS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 27 Contact your Senators to oppose the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch as a member of the U. S. Supreme Court.  He is not supportive of women’s health issues and the right to choose. Contact your Representative in support of an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate Russian interference into …

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From The Mint Museum President & CEO

Dear Mint Museum supporter: President Trump’s newly proposed budget – released Thursday – cuts all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute for Museum & Library Services (IMLS), among other agencies and programs. These cuts would have serious negative implications for The Mint …

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Legislative Update & Actions Week of 3.20

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE AND ACTIONS FOR WEEK OF MARCH 20 North Carolina: Contact your NC House representatives and urge them to support House Bill 200 (nonpartisan redistricting). National: Contact your U.S. House representatives to comment on or oppose these bills: ◊ ACA Repeal/Replace Legislation Current focus is on the House of Representatives, where the proposed repeal of …

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SAVE THE NEA

As you most likely heard on yesterday’s news, President Trump’s budget proposal includes a recommendation for elimination of all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and Institute of Museums and Library Services and 49 National Historic Sites. All of this is …

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