Last week in North Carolina In Review

Week of July 16th:

Following is a weekly round-up of news clips and opinions of importance to North Carolinians from around the state, as reported by various statewide news sources.


Back in the news: NC law replacing HB2 is still a bathroom bill that discriminates, challengers claim
from   North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2 has been off the books for three months, but organizations that filed suit against the so-called “bathroom bill” say the law that replaced it leaves transgender people in this state unprotected from discrimination after they were put in the middle of highly publicized political debate.  Read more …

Can Roy Cooper Show Democrats How to Win Again?
North Carolina’s governor is unveiling an audacious plan to oust his Republican rivals. Democrats hope to make it a national model.
Roy Cooper wants Democrats to do something they haven’t done in state politics in years: Go on offense.  His eyes on 2018 state Legislature races and potential special elections before then, the North Carolina governor is launching a multimillion-dollar, multiyear effort to knock Republicans out of the state capital. And national Democrats, reeling from losing hundreds of seats in statehouses across the country over the past decade, are hoping other governors pay close attention.  Read more …


Trump nominates hyper-partisan conservative activist to NC federal court vacancy
Why this is not “business as usual” and should not be condoned
from By Rob Schofield 
Last week, the conservative courts putsch reached North Carolina when Trump nominated a right-wing activist lawyer named Thomas Farr to fill a seat on U.S. District Court for the Eastern District – the oldest vacancy in the federal system. … The Eastern District seat has stood vacant for more than a decade – including the entire Obama presidency – thanks to Senator Richard Burr’s stubborn refusal to allow either of President Obama’s two nominees to receive a hearing. Read more …

N.C. Board of Elections Takes Public Input on Rulemaking
The N.C. State Board of Elections is seeking public comments through July 31, 2017 on dozens of draft rules that affect various aspects of election administration. Some of the draft rules are completely new, others are existing rules up for review with no change, but all of them provide the opportunity for the public to weigh in on how North Carolina’s election system works.  Visit the Democracy website HERE to learn more about the draft rules under consideration, and to voice your opinion to the NC Board of Elections.

Barber accuses preachers praying with Trump of ‘theological malpractice’
Is it a sin to pray for President Donald Trump? Rev. William Barber, state president of the NAACP and arguably the loudest voice of protest against North Carolina’s Republican power structure, suggested it might be over the weekend during a national television interview that ginned up some GOP anger back home.  Read more…

“Emerging Contaminants” in NC drinking water
No federal, state regulations and less guidance about how to protect drinking water
…The people of New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties want answers to questions about the safety of their drinking water now that the chemical GenX has been detected in it.  Read more … 


North Carolinians Push Back Against Federal Voter Data Request
A federal voter fraud commission’s request for voter data from individual states has prompted concern from voters and politicians. The commission was formed at the behest of President Trump in reaction to claims of widespread voter fraud. In North Carolina the state elections board is facing a wave of calls from voters who want to voice opposition, or even cancel their voter registration in reaction to the federal data request.  LISTEN HERE as host Frank Stasio of WUNC Public Radio speaks with News & Observer reporter Lynn Bonner about state reaction to the federal commission.

Senate GOP health “repeal without replacement” proposal would do great harm to NC
What does this mean for North Carolina? If the Senate proceeds to repeal the ACA without a replacement, the number of uninsured North Carolinians would rise (and double) from 1.1 million to 2.1 million in 2019 alone.  Read more …









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The Way it looked in Carthage … (organized by the Carthage Precincts and featuring a DWMC school supplies donation box)

And the way it looked in Pinehurst… (organized by the Pinehurst precincts and featuring Pearl the Donkey)


And the way it looked in Whispering Pines (first time Democratic participation organized by the Eureka/Whispering Pines Precinct!)

Democratic Women of Moore County (June 2017 Meeting)



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Moore County Economic Snapshot

The economic picture of counties throughout North Carolina is clearer today with the release of the county-by-county snapshots by the NC Justice Center.  It’s more apparent than ever that the economic reality for North Carolinians varies greatly depending on where you live and work; where you live can affect your ability to get ahead.

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