CALLS TO ACTION 9/18/17: They won’t be happy until we’re all bankrupt or dead.

Republicans in the Senate will not be content to leave well enough alone. They are bound and determined to wipe away any progress made during the Obama administration, even if that means throwing millions off their insurance. And this time, don’t count on John McCain to swoop in at the last minute with a thumbs down. He has already stated that his problem with the last bill was only that it didn’t go through regular order. If this one does, he will probably vote for it.

Graham, Cassidy unveil last-ditch Obamacare repeal bill

The $1.2 trillion bill, H.R. 1628 (115), which has been at the CBO for about one week, according to the senators, would provide states with block grants instead of Obamacare’s tax credits, Medicaid expansion and cost-sharing payments. It would also repeal Obamacare’s individual and employer mandates and the medical device tax.

In general, Republicans favor giving the states a “block grant” of funding to create their own health care systems. The repeal bill attempts to equalize health care spending by the federal government to states.

Ending subsidies and giving block grants for states to create our own health care systems. Tell me, good reader, do you trust our General Assembly to create a health system for NC that has everyone’s best interests at heart? Do we really believe that Tim Moore and Phil Berger won’t find a way to funnel that money straight into Art Pope’s pocketbook? This is a recipe for nothing more than caps on coverage, denial of services and rationed care for all but the wealthiest people who can afford to pay out-of-pocket for their health care. In other words: Death Panels™

Let’s look over a few things this Graham-Cassidy Heller plan has in store for us:

The Graham-Cassidy-Heller bill will also allow insurers to charge you more if your child is born with a birth defect. So much for the “Jimmy Kimmel test” as Senator Cassidy called it. Back in May, Cassidy stated on CNN the following:

CNN’s John Berman on whether he could “support a bill that allows insurance companies to cap their payouts to customers.”
“I ask does it pass the Jimmy Kimmel test,” said Cassidy, who is also a physician. “Would the child born with a congenital heart disease be able to get everything she or he would need in that first year of life … even if they go over a certain amount?”
Cassidy said, “So simple answer: I want to make sure folks get the care they need.”

He seems to be going back on his word with this new plan for repeal of the Affordable Care Act.  A Republican Senator not only goes back on his word but works to enact a plan that will throw even more sick people under the bus.

I’m shocked! Are you shocked? 🙄🙄🙄

The good news is Republicans have only a short window of opportunity to pass this abomination. On October 1 the rules of the Senate revert back to needing 60 votes (instead of the current 51) to pass this thing. We need to hold them off for 13 days and I believe we can do that.

 

There is a bill out there proposing Medicare for all. It is sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders and is co-sponsored by sixteen other senators.

The Politics of Bernie Sanders’s “Medicare for All” Bill 

 

With Republicans in control of Congress, there is obviously no immediate chance of Sanders’s bill becoming law. But, in the days leading up to its unveiling, the trickle of senators who had agreed to co-sponsor the measure turned into a torrent. In the end, there were sixteen co-sponsors. They included Tammy Baldwin, of Wisconsin; Cory Booker, of New Jersey; Al Franken, of Minnesota; Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York; Kamala Harris, of California; Jeff Merkley, of Oregon; Brian Schatz, of Hawaii; and Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts.

 

We must make sure the Graham-Cassidy-Heller plan never sees the light of day.

Call you Senators.

SCRIPT: My name is _________ from __________ in NC. I am calling to let Sen. _______ know that I believe this new attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act is unacceptable. It is a bad plan anyway, but in North Carolina we simply cannot trust our General Assembly to be good stewards of block grants which this new plan proposes. Our current GA has let us down too many times in many other ways to trust them with this important process. I encourage the Senator do what’s best for North Carolinians and the rest of the country, and sign on to the Medicare for All bill put forward by Sen. Bernie Sanders. It is time for the United States to catch up with the rest of the world in regards to health care. Thank you for your time.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

9th Annual Defending Democracy Blue Jean Gala – Saturday September 23, 2017, 6:00PM – The Exchange – 204 S Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC  Special guest speakers will be Rep. Graig Meyer, NC House District 50 and NCDP Second Vice Chair Matt Hughes.

 

 

Preview and Bid on Our Blue Jean Gala Blind Auctions

It’s that time of year again! The Randolph County Democratic Party is hosting our 9th Annual Defending Democracy Blue Jean Gala on Saturday September 23 at the Exchange in Asheboro. Like last year, we have several gift baskets available for blind auction. We are also excited to announce that local potters Dwight Holland and Benjamin Burns have donated some of their lovely work for us to offer for auction.  You may place bids at the Gala or you may bid online by following the link below.

Check back often. We will be adding more individual auctions throughout the week leading up to the Gala.

Blue Jean Gala Blind Auction Items

 

9/11/17 CALLS TO ACTION: Irma Edition

Another Monday, another round of hurricane relief links.

 

Disaster Relief

Red Cross – or text 90999 to donate $10

Find a Blood Drive and Donate

LifeSouth will be needing blood donations after Irma leaves the area. Will be opening again on Tuesday 9/12.

Salvation Army

Catholic Charities USA – Donated funds go to support recovery efforts, including direct assistance, rebuilding and health care services.

Global Giving Hurricane Irma Relief Fund

Hurricane Irma Relief GoFundMe Fundraisers

OXFAM – Donate now to help us meet the most critical needs. 100% of funds designated for Hurricane Irma and Jose will be used to support relief and recovery efforts for affected areas

Charity Navigator –  Charities Providing Assistance in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

Americares – “Hurricane Irma has already caused significant damage, and millions more people live in its path. Our relief workers are on the ground in several different locations, coordinating with partners and standing ready to help address health needs resulting from the storm.”
Americares Vice President of Emergency Response Garrett Ingoglia

Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity’s recovery efforts

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Volunteer Florida

Children’s Relief

UNICEF – Your gift will help support the needs of the children most affected by the Hurricane in countries within the Caribbean region.

Save the Children Hurricane Irma Children’s Relief Fund – sets up Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in shelters. Children can play, read, and be cared for while their parents deal with the stress of natural disasters.

Pet Relief

The ASPCA’s Hurricane Response – Your support is needed now. 100% of your donation today will go to the ASPCA’s Field Investigation and Response Fund. This fund is used to support all of the ASPCA’s life-saving efforts for animals in disaster and cruelty situations.

Best Friends – Help for the animals of Hurricane Irma

Food Bank Links

Feeding Florida

Florida Food Pantries

FLORIDA EMERGENCY FOOD PROGRAMS 

Calls to Action

ACA Repeal (Again!)

A new attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act is in the works. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) plan to offer up legislation to, once again, try and repeal the ACA because they absolutely cannot let Barack Obama own the legacy of getting millions more people covered by health insurance.

Call you Senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis

SCRIPT: I am calling from ________, NC to let the Senator know that I expect him to work to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, not repeal it. Any legislation that comes up which would take insurance away from his constituents should be a non-starter. We expect the Senator to work for the interests of the people of NC, not the interests of lobbyists, partisan organizations or caucuses nor wealthy campaign donors.

 

Rep. Walker Votes Against Hurricane Relief

Sixth District Representative Mark Walker was among seven NC Reps who voted against hurricane relief funding.

Rep. Mark Walker, chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan with a list of 19 possible conservative add-ons to make the legislation more palatable for members of his caucus. Walker, from Greensboro, wanted to see some included in the bill. None were. Walker voted no.

It’s always amusing when Republicans complain about bills with riders.

Call Mark Walker and let him know you’re disappointed that he would put party politics above the people of his district.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Lunch & Learn Voter Registration Workshop with Melissa Johnson, Director RCBoE – September 12, 2017 at Asheboro Library in the downstairs meeting room at 12PM.

The Democratic Women of North Carolina invite you to the 57th Annual State ConventionSeptember 22-24, 2017, in Winston-Salem at the Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center.

9th Annual Defending Democracy Blue Jean Gala – Saturday September 23, 2017, 6:00PM – The Exchange – 204 S Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC  Special guest speakers will be Rep. Graig Meyer, NC House District 50 and NCDP Second Vice Chair Matt Hughes.

MONDAY 9/4/17 CALLS TO ACTION: Happy Labor Day!

10 fascinating facts about the Labor Day holiday

FEDERAL:

Immigration

ICE Plans to Start Destroying Records of Immigrant Abuse, Including Sexual Assault and Deaths in Custody

ICE has asked for permission to begin routinely destroying 11 kinds of records, including those related to sexual assaults, solitary confinement and even deaths of people in its custody. Other records subject to destruction include alternatives to detention programs; regular detention monitoring reports, logs about the people detained in ICE facilities and communications from the public reporting detention abuses. ICE proposed various timelines for the destruction of these records ranging from 20 years for sexual assault and death records to three years for reports about solitary confinement.

 

Why Immigration Is Good: 7 Common Arguments Against Reform, Debunked

White House: Trump’s DACA decision coming Tuesday

A full repeal would leave the nearly-800,000 DACA recipients without protection from deportation, and activists fear the information from their applications could be used by federal authorities to target them.

And ending new applications and renewals — DACA provided a two-year permit — would mean 1,400 DACA recipients would lose their status every day, according to a study by progressive advocacy groups Center for American Progress and FWD.us.

 

Call your Members of Congress:

Senators Richard Burr & Thom Tillis

Representative Mark Walker

SCRIPT: I am calling from the Sen/Rep’s district in North Carolina. I would like to voice my support for keeping DACA. These folks, DREAMers, came to the US as children and had no say-so in how they got here. To deport them back to their country of origin, when most have no memory of that place, is a cruel way to begin immigration reform. I am asking the Sen/Rep to sign on as a sponsor/co-sponsor to the American Hope Act, HR 3591, which will protect Dreamers from deportation and help them gain legal status. We are a nation of immigrants, built by immigrants. Please don’t throw these folks under the bus just to score political points. Thank you.

 

Healthcare

Trump administration plans on making 90 percent cut to Obamacare ad budget

“Trump Admin is deliberately sabotaging our healthcare system. When number of insured drops & costs rise, American ppl will know who to blame,” wrote Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, on Twitter.

STATE

Berger’s advice to Dems – become Republicans

Where, Berger wondered, are the North Carolina Democrats of old who were pro guns, pro-life and pro business?

“If you’re going to be competitive in legislative elections across the state, you’re going to have to bring back the North Carolina Democrat as a distinct political type, separate from the national Democrat,” he said.

In other words, Democrats could succeed if they became Republicans. Berger isn’t content to lock Democrats out. He wants to convert them.

NCDP Chair Wayne Goodwin:

Goodwin said he welcomes advice, even from the Senate Republican leader. But he also had some advice for him: If he really thinks the public overwhelmingly supports the Republican agenda, he shouldn’t fear holding elections based on maps drawn by an independent redistricting commission.

Call you legislators:

Pat Hurley, Allen McNeill

Jerry Tillman, Rick Gunn

SCRIPT:  I am calling to voice my support for non-partisan redistricting. The NCGA has dragged its feet too long on this matter. You shouldn’t need to gerrymander districts if your ideas have merit. Partisan and racial gerrymandering needs to end now. Thank you for your time.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Lunch & Learn Voter Registration Workshop with Melissa Johnson, Director RCBoE – September 12, 2017 at Asheboro Library in the downstairs meeting room at 12PM.

The Democratic Women of North Carolina invite you to the 57th Annual State ConventionSeptember 22-24, 2017, in Winston-Salem at the Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center.

9th Annual Defending Democracy Blue Jean Gala – Saturday September 23, 2017, 6:00PM – The Exchange – 204 S Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC  Special guest speakers will be Rep. Graig Meyer, NC House District 50 and NCDP Second Vice Chair Matt Hughes.

MONDAY 8/28/17 CALLS TO ACTION: The Weekend from Hell

Good morning, everyone. I’m sorry I missed a couple of installments last week. I have managed to overextend myself with certain obligations. So, for the foreseeable future, I will be, once again, paring the calls to action down. I am going to do my best to put together a good list of calls to action and send them out on Monday mornings. You know how the current occupant of the White House likes to whip up controversy and our craven cowardly Congress likes to let him get away with it so I will reserve the right to send emergency calls out as needed. Thank you for your patience with me. ❤️❤️❤️

 

There is so much going on right now and all of it is deeply troubling. First, though, the most important thing is the absolute devastation in Texas over the weekend from Hurricane Harvey.

It has been an awful weekend for people in southeast Texas. Forecasters are predicting a further 1-3 feet more rain before tomorrow (Tuesday). You can see by the short video below that the flooding is already a catastrophe. Thank goodness Donald Trump has kept in place the strong regulations on flood risk management standards….oh, wait….On August 15, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order revoking Executive Order 13690

 

Everyone wants to know what to do to help these folks, so here are some places you can donate to help with disaster relief.

 

Disaster Relief

Red Cross – or text 90999 to donate $10

Find a Blood Drive and Donate

Salvation Army

Catholic Charities USA – Donated funds go to support recovery efforts, including direct assistance, rebuilding and health care services.

GoFundMe’s Hurricane Harvey Page  – List of individual fundraisers for people in Harvey’s wake.

Global Giving Harvey Relief

Austin Disaster Relief Network – includes more than 175 Austin churches and thousands of trained volunteers, calls this “one of the largest responses in their history.”

 

Children’s Relief

Driscoll Children’s Hospital – cares for Corpus Christi’s youngest and most ill patients, is directly in the path of Harvey. The hospital transported many of its patients out of harm’s way, but will likely sustain damage during the storm and will need funds to repair.  Donations can be made online at www.driscollchildrens.org.

Texas Diaper BankDonate  “Diapers are not provided by disaster relief agencies,” the TDB posted on Facebook Friday. To alleviate that need, the TDB is requesting donations of cash and diapers to provide emergency diaper kits for families that are being displaced due to Hurricane Harvey. They provide diapers for both babies as well as for adults who require them.

 

Food Banks

Donate to the Houston Food Bank 

Donate to the Galveston County Food Bank

Donate to the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent

Donate to the Corpus Christi Food Bank

Donate to the Southeast Texas Food Bank

Donate to the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley

Donate to the Brazos Valley Food Bank

Donate to the Central Texas Food Bank

Donate to the San Antonio Food Bank

For Animals and Pets

SPCA of Texas

Austin Pets Alive!

Dallas Animal Services

San Antonio Humane Society

Other

Guide for Disaster Relief Donation – How to better evaluate organizations asking for your donations.

 

 

Washington DC:

Transgender Ban for the American Military

Trump officially bans transgender people from military

Call your members of Congress;

Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis

Rep. Mark Walker

SCRIPT: I am calling in reference to the ban on transgender people serving in our military. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution states that all Americans will receive equal protection under the law. To exclude one group of Americans from those protections is unconscionable. Ours is a volunteer military and as such the President should support all Americans who want to serve their country. What is Sen/Rep________ doing to ensure the rights of all Americans, including transpeople, are being protected to the fullest?

 

Joe Arpaio’s Pardon

Donald Trump has issued a Presidential pardon for disgraceful former Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio is best known for his inhumane treatment of prisoners in his jails and for his practice of enthusiastic racial profiling of immigrants and other people of color.

Trump, being the completely ignorant and morally bankrupt hack that he is, has thrown the rule of law to the wind.

Why Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio isn’t like most presidential pardons

Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio: What You Need to Know

The usual process, conducted through the Justice Department’s Office of the Pardon Attorney, requires that several thresholds be met: All “other forms of judicial or administrative relief” must have been exhausted, petitioners are supposed to wait at least five years after conviction or release before applying, they have to accept responsibility for their actions, and, usually, the FBI has to review the case too.

Call your members of Congress;

Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis

Rep. Mark Walker

SCRIPT: I am calling about the Presidential pardon of disgraced former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio engaged in illegal racial profiling during his tenure as Sheriff in Maricopa County, AZ. This pardon is a signal to neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members and the so-called Alt-Right that their campaigns of racially motivated lawlessness will go unpunished or will be swept under the rug. When may I expect to see the Sen/Rep publicly censure the President for his subversion of the rule of law?

 

Trump Revokes Higher Flood Risk Mgt Standards 

As I mentioned above, in January 2015, President Obama issued an executive order requiring all federal investments involving floodplains to meet higher flood risk management standards.

Guess who revoked that order on August 15, 2017? And now Texas will be dealing with the fallout from the deregulation of flood risk standards. How soon until North Carolina is under that gun? We’ve been dodging the major hurricane bullets for too many years now.

Revocation of an executive order requiring all federal investments involving floodplains to meet higher flood risk management standards

Call your members of Congress;

Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis

Rep. Mark Walker

SCRIPT: I am calling to find out what the Sen/Rep is doing to help mitigate the damage that will most assuredly be done by the Executive Order revoking President Obama’s order requiring federal investments involving floodplains to meet higher flood risk management standards. It’s only a matter of time before NC will be needing the protections EO 13690 reinforced. Climate change is a real thing and personally, I am not happy to see my elected officials playing fast and loose with my children’s futures.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Lunch & Learn Voter Registration Workshop with Melissa Johnson, Director RCBoE – September 12, 2017 at Asheboro Library in the downstairs meeting room at 12PM.

The Democratic Women of North Carolina invite you to the 57th Annual State ConventionSeptember 22-24, 2017, in Winston-Salem at the Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center.

9th Annual Defending Democracy Blue Jean Gala – Saturday September 23, 2017, 6:00PM – The Exchange – 204 S Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC  Special guest speakers will be Rep. Graig Meyer, NC House District 50 and NCDP Second Vice Chair Matt Hughes.

MONDAY 8/21/17 CALL TO ACTION: Magnified

“You didn’t shut her up, you just magnified her.”

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Peace Vigil on Friday. I cannot (and don’t want to) imagine the heartbreak of losing a child. And to lose that child to something so stupid as racial hatred manifested in a terrorist attack on people engaging in their First Amendment right to protest is just unconscionable. Heather’s mother has been the epitome of grace during this time of mourning. If you can, take a moment to watch her comments about her daughter. And keep the Kleenex handy.

Several local Facebook pages tried their best to whip up conflict by putting out “less than accurate” information about what was happening. We were also invaded by some agents provocateur who tried to stir up conflict with the people who came to protest our peaceful gathering. We must not allow those who benefit from the status quo to derail us from moving our society forward toward equality. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” I firmly believe that. We will win and we will make this world a better, more peaceful and equitable place for our children and grandchildren.

Now, on to the call to action.

Redistricting

 

The new maps are out for the NC House.

New map reveals part of NC Republicans’ redistricting plan

The maps were released Saturday without the data and files the mapmakers used to shape the new districts. Because of that, the attorneys representing the challengers of the 2011 districts have not been able to analyze the effect of the new lines.

Bob Hall, executive director of Democracy NC, a voting rights organization, said it’s difficult to tell much from the maps without the supporting data, other than which lawmakers have been placed in the same districts.

 

Redistricting in order to correct the Republican-run NCGA’s unconstitutional, racially biased gerrymandering is the most important thing happening in North Carolina right now. The gerrymander in our General Assembly (and in our congressional districts as well) are the most important hurdle we have to making North Carolina’s vote fair and equitable.

I believe that people want to know their vote counts. Gerrymandering rigs the vote and dilutes the power of each individual vote. The redrawing of districts MUST be handled by a nonpartisan commission. See RCDP’s resolution that was adopted at our 2017 convention.

The information below is from a Facebook posting I read on Sunday. It sums up what this next week has to be about: ensuring that we have fair redistricting maps.

As you may know, SCOTUS ruled that the NC voting districts are unconstitutionally gerrymandered, and has tasked the NCGA with drawing new maps. What you may not know is that this Tuesday will be the ONLY time NCGA reps will allow their constituents to make their voices heard. If that seems short notice and inconvenient, I’m sure it’s by design. Pay attention to these times and places, and if you are able to go and speak up for fair, non-gerrymandered voting districts, please do.

All hearings will be held on Tuesday at 4:00pm at the following locations:

Triangle: Legislative Office Building Room 643, 300 N. Salisbury St. in Raleigh

Charlotte: Central Piedmont Community College, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. (Hall Building, Rooms 215/216)

Fayetteville: Fayetteville Technical Community College, 2817 Fort Bragg Road (General Classroom Bldg)

Western NC: Caldwell Community College, 2855 Hickory Boulevard (Bldg B) in Hudson

Triad: Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown Campus, 601 East Main Street (Medline Campus Center) in Jamestown

Northeastern NC: Halifax Community College 100 College Road Bldg 100 Room 108 in Weldon

There are 6,777,881 registered voters in NC and only six sites around the state where those voters may make public comments on redistricting. That’s 1,129,647 people per venue. Not a very good ratio, in opinion.

Call your legislators in Raleigh:

Representatives: Allen McNeill, Pat Hurley

Senators: Jerry Tillman, Rick Gunn

SCRIPT: I am calling from Sen/Rep__________’s district. I am calling to express my support for fair and equitable districts, which are true representations of North Carolina’s voters. For too long NC has been subject to gerrymandering and it is time for this to stop. I also support the addition of more venues for public comment on Tuesday. The ratio of voters to venues limits the number of people who will be able to voice their opinions. Surely you wouldn’t want to limit voters’ voices.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

RC Democratic Women’s Monthly Breakfast Meeting – August 26, 2017 9:30am at the Archdale Public Library 10433 S Main St, Archdale, NC 27263  Bring a breakfast item to share if you like.

Lunch & Learn Voter Registration Workshop with Melissa Johnson, Director RCBoE – September 12, 2017 at Asheboro Library in the downstairs meeting room at 12PM.

The Democratic Women of North Carolina invite you to the 57th Annual State ConventionSeptember 22-24, 2017, in Winston-Salem at the Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center.

9th Annual Defending Democracy Blue Jean Gala – Saturday September 23, 2017, 6:00PM – The Exchange – 204 S Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC  Special guest speakers will be Rep. Graig Meyer, NC House District 50 and NCDP Second Vice Chair Matt Hughes.

FRIDAY 8/18/17 CALLS TO ACTION: So it begins (hopefully)…

You may have heard yesterday evening that Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced that he will be introducing Articles of Impeachment against “President” Trump.

Democrat to introduce Trump impeachment articles over his Charlottesville response

“I have expressed great concerns about President Trump’s ability to lead our country in the Resolution of No Confidence (HRes 456) that I introduced in July with 29 of my colleagues,” Representative Steve Cohen said in a statement. “However, after the President’s comments on Saturday, August 12 and again on Tuesday, August 15 in response to the horrific events in Charlottesville, I believe the President should be impeached and removed from office.”

Rep. Brad Sherman file (CA-30) and Rep. Al Green (TX-09) introduced Articles of Impeachment on July 12th.

 

Rep. Steve Cohen seeks to impeach President Trump after Charlottesville

Cohen and 23 House Democrats also filed a no confidence resolution against Trump in June, citing a litany of what they say is unacceptable behavior by the president of the United States.

Give Mark Walker a call and tell him he needs to get on board the impeachment train. It’s obvious that Donald Trump is unfit to serve as President and needs to be removed.

Rep. Mark Walker

1305 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-3065 Fax: (202) 225-8611
Email: https://walker.house.gov/contact/email

 

Vigil for Charlottesville

Join us this evening for a Peace Vigil for Charlottesville held at the Historic Randolph County Courthouse on Worth St. in Asheboro. Folks will gather in front of the courthouse at 6:00PM in remembrance of the lives lost and persons injured in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday. Please join the Randolph NAACP, 6th District Indivisible and Randolph County Democratic Party to pay respects to lives lost protesting racism and hate.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Vigil for Charlottesville – 6:00PM Friday August 18, 2017 at the Historic Randolph County Courthouse – 145 Worth St., Asheboro, NC

RC Democratic Women’s Monthly Breakfast Meeting – August 26, 2017 9:30am at the Archdale Public Library 10433 S Main St, Archdale, NC 27263  Bring a breakfast item to share if you like.

Lunch & Learn Voter Registration Workshop with Melissa Johnson, Director RCBoE – September 12, 2017 at Asheboro Library in the downstairs meeting room at 12PM.

The Democratic Women of North Carolina invite you to the 57th Annual State ConventionSeptember 22-24, 2017, in Winston-Salem at the Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center.

9th Annual Defending Democracy Blue Jean Gala – Saturday September 23, 2017, 6:00PM – The Exchange – 204 S Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC  Special guest speakers will be Rep. Graig Meyer, NC House District 50 and NCDP Second Vice Chair Matt Hughes.

WEDNESDAY 8/16/17 CALLS TO ACTION: Jumping ship

A couple of days ago Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier stepped down from the Trump manufacturing advisory council. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and UnderArmour head Kevin Plank have left the council in recent days also.  All three have cited the President’s lackluster statement on the horrific events in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend.

So, who is left on the council?

Here’s an excellent list of who has left and who is still on board. (As of Tuesday evening Richard Trumka has quit the council.)

Grab Your Wallet has an excellent guide for how to contact the people still on the advisory council in order to apply pressure on them for remaining tied to this toxic President.

 

The #QuitTheCouncil hashtag on Twitter is a wealth of information as to which companies need to be contacted about their association with Trump.

Grab Your Wallet also has a nice list of Trump-Free companies for you to shop at.

 

Vigil for Charlottesville

Friday evening there will be a Vigil for Charlottesville held at the Historic Randolph County Courthouse. Folks will gather in front of the courthouse at 6:00PM in remembrance of the lives lost and persons injured in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday. Please join the Randolph NAACP, 6th District Indivisible, Randolph County Democratic Party and other organizations to pay respects to lives lost protesting racism and hate.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Vigil for Charlottesville – 6:00PM Friday August 18, 2017 at the Historic Randolph County Courthouse – 145 Worth St., Asheboro, NC

RC Democratic Women’s Monthly Breakfast Meeting – August 26, 2017 9:30am at the Archdale Public Library 10433 S Main St, Archdale, NC 27263  Bring a breakfast item to share if you like.

Lunch & Learn Voter Registration Workshop with Melissa Johnson, Director RCBoE – September 12, 2017 at Asheboro Library in the downstairs meeting room at 12PM.

The Democratic Women of North Carolina invite you to the 57th Annual State ConventionSeptember 22-24, 2017, in Winston-Salem at the Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center.

9th Annual Defending Democracy Blue Jean Gala – Saturday September 23, 2017, 6:00PM – The Exchange – 204 S Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC  Special guest speakers will be Rep. Graig Meyer, NC House District 50 and NCDP Second Vice Chair Matt Hughes.