Come see us in Fayetteville tonight

North Carolina’s legislature is out of control — and it’s time to speak out and push back.

The General Assembly’s “midnight attack” on our state’s teachers in January revealed a remarkable willingness to ram through an extreme agenda, no matter what it takes. Lawmakers continue to attack our voting rights, too, pushing for a discriminatory voter ID law, withholding funds for early voting, and much, much more.

Please join N.C. Policy Watch and some key progressive allies at a public forum about how these hard-line conservatives are turning back the clock, who’s bankrolling their agenda, and what it means for our lives.

Featured speakers (depending on location) include MaryBe McMillan of the N.C. AFL-CIO, Chris Kromm of the Institute for Southern Studies, Chris Fitzsimon or Rob Schofield of N.C. Policy Watch, and Robert Dawkins, Nancy Shakir or Linda Sutton from Democracy North Carolina.

You’ll have a chance to ask questions and share your perspective, too.

Come to a forum near you (more sites will be added soon – let us know if you’d like to help bring this event to your town):

Fayetteville
Tuesday, February 7th at 6pm
Bordeaux Branch Library
3711 Village Drive 
Fayetteville, NC 28304-1530
Speakers: Rob Schofield, Chris Kromm, MaryBe McMillan, Nancy Shakir
RSVP here

Asheville
Wednesday, February 8th at 7pm
West Asheville Library
942 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Speakers: Rob Schofield, Chris Kromm, MaryBe McMillan, Robert Dawkins
RSVP here

Winston-Salem
Thursday, February 9th at 7pm
First Baptist Church Chapel
700 Highland Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Speakers: Chris Fitzsimon, Chris Kromm, MaryBe McMillan, Linda Sutton
RSVP here

Sponsored by N.C. Policy Watch, Democracy North Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies, N.C. AFL-CIO, and Progress North Carolina. 

For more information contact Adam Sotak at adamsotak@democracy-nc.org or call 919-286-6000 ext 11.

4 Comments

  1. Frances Jenkins

    February 7, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Attacks by your groups have focused on Art Pope and his donations/ Super Pacs. The New York Times reported that Obama will now support Super PACS.In fact, and is now encouraging people to donate to them. Will you be discussing the impact of big money on politics for Republicans or will you now include Democrats?

  2. Rob Schofield

    February 7, 2012 at 8:45 am

    We know you don’t actually pay attention to anything you don’t want to read or hear, Dear Frances, but attacks on Democrats for their abuses have long been a regular component of this website.

  3. Frances Jenkins

    February 8, 2012 at 7:24 am

    On the unemployment insurance, are you willing to examine the mistake by ESC that has resulted in a mistake of millions dollars without calling someone a racists or a right winger? Was it a computer mistake, was it someone not doing their job, is there fraud invovled, did someone not understand policy? Taxpayers need answers. My fear is someone is afraid of the answers. Discloure is the key to open government. Why is Progressive Pulse not asking questions?

  4. Jack

    February 8, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Disclosure is the key to open government! Can you say, Midnight Attack?