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Raleigh Women's March; End the Shutdown; Notable News; Save the Date
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2019 Raleigh Women’s March – Women United for Justice

Saturday, January 26th
 

Halifax Mall, downtown Raleigh
12:30 p.m. – Gather, register to vote and connect with 35+ Community Partners
1 p.m. – March step-off (front of Legislative Building - 16 W. Jones Street)
2 – 3:30 p.m. – Rally featuring ~12 women leaders speaking on diverse issues, and performers


Consider making a full day of it in downtown! The annual African-American Cultural Celebration will be all day at the NC Museum of History, and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences is hosting Astronomy Days. Please leave plenty of time to find parking!
 

Donate:                   Join us to support the Raleigh Women’s March

Volunteer Sign-up: 2019 Raleigh Women's March Volunteer sign-up form

Facebook event:       2019 Raleigh Women's March
Facebook page:        http://www.facebook.com/WomensMarchNC
Twitter:                   @WomensMarchNC
Instagram:               @WomensMarchRaleigh
Hashtags:                #WomenUnitedforJustice #WomensWave #WomenMobilizeNC

Website:                   www.RaleighWomensMarch.org
T-shirts:                   T-shirts and buttons available at event (cash/checks only)
Publicity kit:              Downloadable Flyer on our website

              

Why are we still marching? Read our latest blog post here, and re-affirm your personal commitment to this greater purpose. 

Stop by the StrongerNC table to say hi! We will have tee-shirts for sale and will be collecting donations of new and gently used bras for the Love Wins Community Center. Click here for more information on Love Wins and their other donation needs.
 

Keep Contacting Senators Burr and Tillis to End the Shutdown

  • Call the Congressional switchboard at: 202-224-3121 and/or
  • Text "Resist" to 50409 and send a personalized letter to them.

We've all heard the news about federal employees now missing their 2nd paycheck, and realize the associated dangers with a long term shutdown. Everything from air traffic control to food safety inspections to border security, with an unpaid Coast Guard, is at risk. Schools in Vance Co. have cut back on fresh produce and bottled water, and farmers and hurricane victims are not getting their federal assistance. 

The U.S. court system can continue operating during the partial government shutdown until Jan. 31, according to a statement by the federal Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. That's just 8 days away. All of this leads to disruption on a massive scale, exactly what our adversaries want. Either the GOP led Senate and White House are too narrowly focused on their political gamesmanship, or they realize how this is de-stabilizing our country and are willing to let that happen. Neither is acceptable, and with what looks like a stalemate in DC, it may be up to the people to force their hand. 

Today federal employees protested at the Senate with empty paper plates. (scroll down the live updates for images)
Look for more of that in the days ahead. 

Notable News:


Judge denies Mark Harris' request to certify him as NC09 winner, even while investigation is still underway. 

Another sneaky provision uncovered in H1029; by Rob Schofield of NC Policy Watch


UNC Leaders depart amid culture war; from WRAL.com


For more background on the UNC Board of Governors and the Legislature's tight grip on them see this great thread outlining UNC's leadership history; from T. Greg Doucette

Profile on Jessica Holmes; Chair of the Wake Co. Board of Commissioners, by Barry Yeoman in the Carolina Alumni Review

US District Judge Furman rules that adding a citizenship question to the census violates federal law. This is a win for North Carolinians, as we expect to gain an additional Congressional district after the census in 2020, and it is widely believed that adding a citizenship question would have depressed the population count, resulting in inaccurate representation and funding for our state. 

FBI investigates Speaker Tim Moore's legislative influence on his private business dealings; from the News & Observer

Additional state level investigations of Moore are underway as well: 

The first known recording of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech was from a Rocky Mount NC gymnasium 8 months before the iconic Washington delivery. Listen here.

Save The Date:

HKoJ; Historic Thousands on Jones St, Moral March on Raleigh


The 2019 date for the annual HKonJ march will be February 9th! Mark your calendars now and RSVP to join or help here
 
 

...and every Tuesday at 11:30, join Tuesdays With Tillis and dozens of committed people outside of Sen. Thom Tillis' office at 310 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, to highlight the needs and injustices of North Carolinians across the state. 

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Stronger North Carolina, Inc. is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization that educates North Carolina citizens about issues affecting the electorate. Stronger NC is not affiliated with any political party and does not endorse individual candidates. 


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