2017 NC Budget Toolkit

This Week

Download: 2017 NC Budget Toolkit

A lot has happened with the 2017 North Carolina State Budget in the last few weeks. We’ve got a new toolkit to help you through these last few steps known as reconciliation. Please make time to call on 1-3 of these important funding needs this week!

This Toolkit Will Help You:

  • Learn about the differences between the three versions of the budget.
  • Get more details about specific topics that are important to our state.
  • Find out what some of these budget terms really mean so you can more easily discuss the budget with the officials charged with final negotiation.

Download The Toolkit Now.


This Is What Democracy Looks Like: Gerrymandering

Thanks to everyone who joined Stronger NC and Senator Jeff Jackson for our “This Is What Democracy Looks Like” discussion on gerrymandering. We appreciate Senator Jackson taking the time to speak with us and share his insight into gerrymandering and what we can do to end it in North Carolina.

If you missed the episode, you can catch it here.

If you’d like to learn more about gerrymandering, what the recent SCOTUS ruling means, and how we can push the NCGA for fair redistricting please consider doing one or more of the CTAs listed on this page, below the video.


The Threat Of Election Integrity In North Carolina

In four recent decisions, the Supreme Court of the United States has confirmed that the NCGOP-controlled legislature has repeatedly violated the Constitution in disenfranchising North Carolina voters.  Voting is the embodiment of our most cherished freedoms – this systematic and deliberate attack on fair elections is an attack on America itself.

Read More: NC Legislators want you to think our election process is under attack, and it is – but they are the ones attacking it.

This Week’s Must Click Links

There are a lot of great resources, uplifting stories, and share-worthy pieces  (and #fakenews) around the web that we think you might be interested in. Here are our share-worthy articles of the week.

Separate But Unequal
This piece from the Washington Post is eye opening – on voting rights, we’re becoming two separate but unequal countries.

Governor Cooper’s Message to Republican Leaders in NC
From NC Policy Watch: Either they draw new legislative maps soon or the courts will do it for them.

Video Of The Week
Check out this clip of Rev. Barber on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.

North Carolina & The Paris Agreement (Update)
Gov. Cooper announces North Carolina plans to support the Paris climate accord.

A Good Cause
Consider donating to Our Shot NC to help elect progressive state representatives willing to fight for a more democratic North Carolina.

Caffeinated Rage
Sen. Ralph Hise’s Huge, Humongous, Heaping Hummock of Hypocrisy and Hubris.

Upcoming Events: June 14 – 21

View all upcoming events here.

June 16 @ 7PM: Turning Friends Into Allies With The LGBT Center Of Raleigh (Raleigh)
June 17 @ 8AM: Feminist 5K To Support The Women’s Center Of Wake County (Raleigh)
June 17 @ 10AM: Voter Registration And Canvassing With You Can Vote (Wake Forest)
June 17 @ 10AM: Voter Registration And Canvassing With You Can Vote (Cary)
June 20 @ 12PM: Conversation With Prof. Neil Siegel On The Trump Crises (Durham)

 

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