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The best op-ed of the weekend: NC’s disastrous lab experiment gone awry

BY: - February 22, 2016

In case you missed it, there was a great op-ed in Raleigh’s News & Observer over the weekend by Kevin Rogers of the group Action NC. In it Rogers explores the disastrous folly of North Carolina’s three-year-old experiment with a decimated unemployment insurance system. After documenting some of the destruction the changes have inflicted on […]

Rucho tweet makes national headlines

BY: - December 16, 2013

Senator Bob Rucho’s tweet that “Justice Robert’s pen & Obamacare has done more damage to the USA then the swords of the Nazis,Soviets & terrorists combined” (see below) is bringing more unwanted national attention to the Old North State. Among the outlets covering the absurd and offensive comment: Talking Points Memo Think Progress New York […]

The truth about the Affordable Care Act

BY: - November 26, 2013

Veteran analyst and activist Pat McCoy of Action NC authored an excellent essay about the Affordable Care Act for today’s edition of Raleigh’s News & Observer. To quote: “The political frenzy over the Affordable Care Act is an object lesson in what is wrong with American politics. Rhetoric equating the reform law with socialism, and […]

Why your tax dollars subsidize profits at McDonald’s and Burger King

BY: - October 17, 2013

Raleigh’s News & Observer published an outstanding think piece by Kevin Rogers of Action NC today udner the headline “The high cost of fast-food’s low wages.” Rogers’ headline was simpler: “McWelfare.”  As you can see below, either one works. I recently met Willietta Dukes, a mother of two and fast-food employee in Durham, North Carolina. Willietta makes $7.85 at […]

The absurdity of drug testing public assistance applicants

BY: - August 8, 2013

Kevin Rogers, an attorney with Action NC, has an excellent opinion piece in today’s edition of Raleigh’s News & Observer: “For all the trouble they caused this session, N.C. General Assembly leaders lacked a certain amount of inventiveness. Almost every bill they introduced was already being considered, or was law, somewhere else.Case in point, during […]

Immigrants speak out: Proposed “RECLAIM NC Act” should be rejected

BY: - June 13, 2013

The following post comes to us from Hector Vaca, Charlotte Director of the progressive advocacy group, Action NC: “Now hear this!  A People’s platform opposing HB 786, the RECLAIM NC Act In the last few weeks, I’ve worked with community leaders and members of our organization, Action NC, and various partner groups around the state, to […]

New poll results: Lawmakers headed the wrong way on education

BY: - May 6, 2013

The good people at Action NC and Progress NC are out with some new poll results courtesy of Public Policy Polling. The poll asked North Carolina voters four questions about education policy during the last week of  April. Here’s the Action NC release: Majority of NC voter oppose school vouchers, limiting pre-K New poll finds strong opposition […]

Action NC: Ask lawmakers to pee first

BY: - April 24, 2013

As you can see below, the good people at Action NC are speaking up and out against the General Assembly’s plan to make applicants for Work First assistance to take drug tests before they can obtain the pittance in benefits that the program provides. Send the NCGA a Pee Cup The North Carolina Senate has […]

Opponents of Medicaid bill to rally, deliver petitions at noon on Capitol grounds

BY: - February 15, 2013

From the good folks at Action NC: Community leaders challenge McCrory to veto anti-Medicaid expansion bill Groups say Governor, General Assembly creating huge, irreversible problems for low-income North Carolinians. Raleigh, NC – A group of community leaders, advocates and Medicaid recipients will gather on the grounds of the state Capitol Building today at noon to […]

UPDATE: Charlotte family avoids Bank of America foreclosure

BY: - December 21, 2012

We’re wrapping up 2012 and dusting off our files here at N.C. Policy Watch, and came across this encouraging update from Action NC about a Charlotte family facing foreclosure by Bank of America on a home retrofitted for their disabled daughter. Jessica Sanchez, 17, suffers from spina bifida and her father had done the work […]