Category: Government

City of Asheville Board and Commission Openings

The City of Asheville depends on citizen input to determine its growth and future. If you’ve ever wondered, “Can the City benefit from my experience Read more »

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Democracy is Hard and Messy Work

Legislative News by Nelda Holder – “Some voters [who are] worried about a federal voter-fraud commission collecting information on them want to cancel their registration.” Read more »

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Civil Rights Rollbacks at Education Department Trigger Challenges

By Charlene Crowell – U.S. Civil Rights Commission, 34 U.S. senators respond. The culmination of decades of vigilant struggles and sacrifices, civil rights legislation enacted Read more »

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Rep. Adams Says GOP Leaders “Don’t Give a Damn About Citizens”

NC Republican legislative leaders are “dragging their feet” rather than doing anything that would fairly represent voters when it comes to redistricting, says Congresswoman Alma Read more »

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NC Voting Districts Fall Under U.S. Supreme Court Microscope

Legislative News by Nelda Holder – Once again, the NC General Assembly’s redistricting actions have wound up on the wrong side of the law. Early Read more »

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Former NAACP President to Campaign for Governor of Maryland

Former NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous is launching his political career, citing his long record on civil rights and the diversity of the state of Read more »

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Former Granville County Election Worker Indicted

Raleigh, NC – A grand jury in Granville County on Tuesday, May 30 returned felony and misdemeanor indictments against a former Granville County elections worker Read more »

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Sheneika Smith Runs for Asheville City Council

Sheneika Smith has announced her campaign for one of the three Asheville City Council seats to be voted on this fall. Though the council is Read more »

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Show Us the Money – Then Do Something for Our Kids

By Nelda Holder – The scurry of crossover, when non-appropriation bills in the General Assembly are due to move from one house to the other, Read more »

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Senator Terry Van Duyn and Representative John Ager to Discuss HB2 Repeal

On May 13, 2017 at 2 p.m., two North Carolina legislators will hold a town hall event at Stephens Lee Community Center to discuss House Read more »

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