NC We the People Campaign

American City County Exchange (ALEC goes local)

The American City County Exchange—since 2014 an offshoot of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)—describes itself as “America’s only non-partisan free market forum for village, town, city and county policymakers.” As of 2015, ACCE operates as a “project” of ALEC, not a separate 501(c)(3). ALEC is funded by corporations which pay membership dues to have their lobbyists vote side-by-side with…

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Moral Mondays, NC We the People Campaign, Uncategorized

A Call to End Corporate Rule is a Call for a New Party

It is time for a Working Class Uprising This past November set record low poll turnout rates and allowed right wing ideologues to take control of the U.S. House and Senate as well as many state and local governments. In this same election, populist initiatives won big against often seemly insurmountable odds. Not only did populist initiatives win the day…

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NC We the People Campaign

MTA Resolution Once Again Before NC Legislature

OccupyWNC members of MTA WNC, in tandem with their Asheville and Charlotte area counterparts, have worked for the past few months to secure 22 primary and co-sponsors who have now introduced NC House Joint Resolution 125 in the North Carolina General Assembly. As expected the bill was assigned by NC’s conservative majority to the Rules Committee.   Basically, the bill…

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TPP: Corporate Privilege on Steroids

Though We the People are winning now is no time to stop and rest on our laurels.   Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance reports that the passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), often referred to as North American Fair Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on steroids, is top priority for the Obama administration. So desperate for its passage, the Obama administration…

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Fracking, TPP

TPP at Make or Break Point

” ‘We are going all out to oppose it: phone banks, leaf letting, door knocks in various congressional districts and Senate states in informing the general public, and we will continue this until we are successful in defeating it,’ AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said during a reporter roundtable on Tuesday.” See full article:  Common Dreams, Deirdre Fulton, March 11, 2015…

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Student Loan Debt

The Student Debt Time Bomb!

“There’s a generational time-bomb ticking — and the student debt crisis is the trip wire. Adults under 35 disproportionately bear the brunt of escalating inequality. America’s educated youth are graduating into an economy with stagnant wages and a torn safety net. Federal and state budget cuts, meanwhile, have spiked tuition costs and cut public services that aid young workers, such…

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