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From the good folks at Together NC:

To raise awareness about the “Backwards Budget,” Together NC is convening the first annual Backwards Budget .5K! Participants will race backwards around the Halifax Mall (located directly behind the General Assembly) to shine a spotlight on the legislature’s backwards approach to the state budget.

When: Tuesday, June 19th. Race starts at 12 pm and registration begins at 11:15. Read More

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Here’s a new website you ought to bookmark: It’s called “On the chopping block” and it was developed by the folks at Together NC.

It features some extremely cool — if extremely sobering — graphics detailing the destructive impact of the 2011-12 state budget adopted by the General Assembly this past June. By moving your cursor around a map of North Carolina, you can see just how many people are losing their jobs and what kind of essential public services and structures are being destroyed.

Warning: Visiting the site can be a bit of grim exercise. It’s also likely to produce some level of perverse pleasure over in the flat earth camp. But at this point, there’s no better place to to see just how royally the right-wingers running the legislature have screwed up state in just 10 months. Caring and thinking people owe it to themselves to check it out.

Click here to visit the site.