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Call to Action 7/26/17

By | July 25th, 2017|Daily Call To Action, Uncategorized|

****Actions 7/26/2017**** FEDERAL: Health Care Rises from the Dead. Again. Let’s Get to Work. On Tuesday, Senate Republicans approved a motion to proceed on sweeping changes to the nation’s health care law. Senator John McCain triumphantly returned to the chamber to put the measure over the top, but also to scold lawmakers for the shameful [...]

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 [...]

Call to Action 5/30/17

By | May 29th, 2017|Daily Call To Action, Uncategorized|

Written and curated by Peter Wilbur, Chuck Tryon, and Ellie Wood ****Actions 5/30/2017**** FEDERAL: Paris Climate Accords: On the world’s biggest stage, Trump remained ambivalent toward these historic accords that are a critical step in mitigating what is nothing less than an existential threat to the planet. Instead of responsibly and ethically opposing this delay, [...]

Call to Action 5/26/17

By | May 25th, 2017|Daily Call To Action, Uncategorized|

Written and curated by Peter Wilbur, Chuck Tryon, and Ellie Wood ****Actions 5/26/2017**** FEDERAL: Say No! To Taxing Remittances to Pay for a Border Wall A Republican Congressman has proposed slapping a 2% tax on money sent to selected Latin American and Caribbean nations in order to pay for a border wall. Of course, much [...]

ACA Brings Success And Health

By | May 8th, 2017|Health Care, Issues, Perspectives, Uncategorized|

For ten years I struggled with anemia: ten years of periods that kept me at home. I couldn’t drive to the store without leaking blood on my clothes and car seat. I never had a good mattress for more than twenty-eight days. After that they all looked like crime scene evidence. I lost my job. [...]

Finland, Values, and Phil Berger

By | May 3rd, 2017|Education, Equality, Health Care, Issues, North Carolina, Uncategorized|

Jennifer R. Mangrum, PhD. is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at UNCG. On Easter Sunday, I arrived in Oulu, Finland.  Five of my student teachers from UNCG and I were going to work in Oulu International School for two weeks.   I knew we’d learn a lot but I didn’t realize [...]

Basketball or Rights?

By | April 2nd, 2017|HB2, Issues, LGBTQ, North Carolina, Opinion, Uncategorized|

The ACC is signaling its acceptance of HB 142. News reports have it that Cooper was in constant contact with the NCAA and the NBA during the final phase of negotiations. It is clear now that the "compromise" has worked in terms of lifting the most symbolically important part of the economic boycott against our [...]