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All About RISENC Small Business Owners

By | May 29th, 2017|Activism, Uncategorized|

When I started RISENCSBO a few months ago, I did it with a sense of exasperation. We are sent lists of companies at the national level to boycott or support because of the candidates those companies support with their money. Driving around Wake county, I see bumper stickers on family-owned company work trucks ranging from [...]

Thanks, GOP!

By | May 6th, 2017|Activism, Federal News, Health Care, Opinion|

Well, they did it. They sucked the air out of the room. They clipped the wings of the resistance. A few short weeks after our jubilance over the defeat of the ill-conceived TrumpRyan “care” AHCA, they came back and passed it. They sure showed us. Wrong! This health bill is a complete joke. It has [...]

Unwieldy Outrage And The Democratic Party

By | May 1st, 2017|Activism, Democratic Party, Young Voters|

Olive Wilbur​ is passionate about history, politics, and social justice. A recent graduate of UNC Asheville, she is a full-time nanny, museum docent, and avid public radio listener. 2016 taught us that an outraged public is an engaged public. As a young progressive who opted for Hillary in the primaries, all of my [...]

Marathon training takes time; So does resistance training

By | April 11th, 2017|Activism, Opinion, self-care|

Ask any runner training for a major event what their daily schedule looks like and you will see it quite busy with exercise. There are specific days for running certain distances. There are cross-training days where they may swim, do yoga, bike, etc. But one day you may overlook is their rest day.  Every runner [...]

A Decent Proposal – An Open Letter To CEO’s Everywhere

By | April 4th, 2017|Activism, Corporate Influence, Open Letters, Perspectives|

Dear CEO's, I think you owe me some money. I know that you feel all proud of the fact that you do your work for free, taking no salary at all, but let's stop pretending okay? You are the wealthiest people on the planet, and while I do appreciate the occasional civic center, and ball [...]

A letter to Representative David Rouzer

By | March 28th, 2017|Activism, Health Care, North Carolina, Open Letters|

Tina Ericson - RISE Together NC Member and contributor Dear Congressman Rouzer, I know you have a very busy schedule these days with travel to the Mexican border and hearing from your other family in West Virginia, but I thought you might be interested in a kid from North Carolina and his family. [...]