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Is plan to cancel 2018 judicial primaries a tip that NC voters will be asked to abandon election of judges?

The General Assembly has cancelled the judicial primaries for 2018. Governor Cooper stated in Asheville last night that this indicates the intention of the General Assembly to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot in May primaries which would give the legislature the power to appoint judges. This is a bad move, especially in light of an unconstitutionally constituted Legislature. It is time for the judiciary to disband this pack of predators. Given the choice between voters electing judges versus the legislature appointing judges, I trust voters over the legislature.

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The White House announced Thursday night that President Donald Trump would end cost-sharing-reduction payments, a move that could wreck the Affordable Care Act's individual insurance exchanges and send healthcare costs soaring for many Americans. The repeal seems like a petty response to Congress' inability to 'Repeal and Replace'. This is a Call to Action. Call now.

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Is plan to cancel 2018 judicial primaries a tip that NC voters will be asked to abandon election of judges?

The General Assembly has cancelled the judicial primaries for 2018. Governor Cooper stated in Asheville last night that this indicates the intention of the General Assembly to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot in May primaries which would give the legislature the power to appoint judges. This is a bad move, especially in light of an unconstitutionally constituted Legislature. It is time for the judiciary to disband this pack of predators. Given the choice between voters electing judges versus the legislature appointing judges, I trust voters over the legislature.

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Trump gutted the Clean Power Plan, but Congress can still clear the air

lmost immediately after the Clean Power Plan was published, dozens of state attorneys general sued the Obama administration, alleging the rules were illegal. They were led by Pruitt, then the Oklahoma attorney general and the chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association. Despite the Supreme Court’s finding that the Clean Air Act allowed the EPA to regulate carbon dioxide, they argued that this plan, the Clean Power Plan, was illegal.

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October
  • 03

    1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    10/03/2017
    Community Services Building
    106 E Morgan St, Brevard, NC 28712, USA

    We need people to help organize our many rallies, vigils and other types of actions. There are lots of roles, including crowd control, lining up speakers, being a speakers, writing speeches, and much more. Join the next Political Action Committee meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1 p.m. at the first floor conference room of the Community Services Building, 106 E. Morgan St. or e-mail us.

    There’s lots more for our members to do and there’s a place for everyone. It takes all of to bring about the change we need so badly and every person’s effort is valuable. Just contact us any time.

  • 05

    11:15 am-12:30 pm
    10/05/2017

    VOTER REGISTRATION

    With Brevard and Rosman municipal elections coming up, this is an excellent time to get  people involved in the election process .

    Help us register voters:

    Thursday, Oct. 5, Rosman High School, 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Send an e-mail if you’ll help.

  • 06

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm
    10/06/2017
    Hendersonville Historic Courthouse
    1 Historic Courthouse Square, Hendersonville NC
    This was sent to us to share from a reader.  Thank you!
    There is a vigil planned Friday from 7 to 8 PM in front of the Historic Courthouse in Hendersonville to honor the victims of the Las Vegas shooting and advocate changes in gun laws.
    Bring appropriate signs and a flashlight or candle.  Wear a red Moms t-shirt if you have one.  We have a limited supply if you don’t.
    The Times-News has good coverage this morning of speakers on gun violence at the POW rally yesterday: Shooting weighs on speakers at POW rally
  • 09

    6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    10/09/2017
    Pack Square Park
    121 College St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

    Help pack Asheville’s Pack Square on Monday, October 9, at 6 p.m. for A Rapid Response Rally: WNC AGAINST Judicial Gerrymandering.This week, the General Assembly will take up House Bill 717  — legislation designed to redraw the state’s judicial maps for partisan control. We’re calling on community members from across Western North Carolina to come together on October 9, and help us make a strong public stand against this brazen attack on our courts.

    RSVP to the Rapid Response Rally on Judicial Gerrymander (10/9, 6 pm) here.

  • 15

    5:00 pm-8:00 pm
    10/15/2017

    The Moral Arc of the Universe…

    Sunday, Oct 15, 5-8 pm
    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church parish hall

    The Transylvania Chapter of the NAACP
    is delighted to present

    Rev. Robert F. Kilgore

    How do we keep on pushing boundaries
    in these troubling times?

    How do we keep on speaking and teaching truth to power?

    to be followed by potluck supper, conversation in small groups
    and a sharing of ideas and music in the larger group

    Please bring a dish to share
    Beverages will be provided

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  • PN362
    David Joel Trachtenberg, of Virginia, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, vice Brian P. McKeon. (10/16/2017 legislative day)
  • PN525
    Henry Kerner, of California, to be Special Counsel, Office of Special Counsel, for the term of five years, vice Carolyn N. Lerner, term expired. (10/16/2017 legislative day)
  • PN523
    Callista L. Gingrich, of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Holy See. (10/16/2017 legislative day)
  • S.705
    Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017 (10/16/2017 legislative day)
  • S.Res.99
    A resolution recognizing the 11 African-American soldiers of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion who were massacred in Wereth, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. (10/16/2017 legislative day)

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