1. What’s next for NC’s immigrant community? – With the 2016 election mostly concluded, concerns are arising as to the future of the immigrant community and the safety of current undocumented residents. El Pueblo is holding a post-election recap meeting this evening to analyze what has transpired and what it might mean for the Latinx community of North Carolina. Immigration attorney Jenny Doyle will be present to speak on these issues, as well as addressing concerns for the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
“Now is the time to think things through and understand what issues we may be facing in the coming year,” says Iliana Santillan, organizer of tonight’s meeting. “Community members have approached us with legitimate concerns after the last election, and the best way to respond is by informing oneself on what might lie ahead.”
2. Moral Monday at the Capitol – Also this evening at 5:30 pm, NC NAACP President Rev. Dr. William Barber and the Forward Together movement gather to stand against “he policies and rhetoric of hate and fear and the continued attempt to go against the will of the people and to steal our votes and, with them, state elections.”
This special Moral Monday will be held on the East side of the NC State Capitol, 1 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh.
3. Recovery from Matthew – While Hurricane Matthew has fallen out of headlines, recovery from the storm continues to be slow and laborious process.
This week the Hurricane Matthew Recovery Committee will hold public hearings in Greenville and Kinston.
December 2 at 10:00 a.m.
Lenoir Community College
Initial assessments estimate Hurricane Matthew caused $2 billion in economic damage to the state.
4. Appealing the gubernatorial race – On Thursday the State Board of Elections should have a better handle on how to handle Pat McCrory’s appeal in the gubernatorial race. As Policy Watch’s Joe Killian reported Sunday, the state board is awaiting a full transcript of the Durham Board of Elections meeting from a week ago before deciding how to proceed. Here’s more from Killian’s story:
“In a weekend press release, the McCrory campaign said it would drop its request for a statewide recount if Durham County were to hold a recount and the results were the same.
The state board said Sunday that it had no communication from the McCrory campaign to that effect.”
On Monday, Roy Cooper’s campaign announced its lead in the race had climbed to 9,133 votes as counties finalize their results.
5. Trust in our government – UNC system President Emeritus Tom Ross will address the rebuilding of trust in our government after a contentious election cycle this Thursday at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.
Ross’ lecture begins at 5:30 pm at the Sanford Fleishman Commons.
6. Not My President – Finally, look for anti-Trump protesters to turn out in full force this weekend as they stage a Not My President rally in downtown Raleigh on December 3rd. The event kicks off at noon at Saturday at Nash Square, 201 S Dawson St, Raleigh.
A Facebook events page shows nearly 3oo people planning to attend.