Corporate funders of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) help them to pass anti-voter laws, undermine confidence in the 2020 election results, and promote partisan and racial gerrymandering. What are the names of those corporations? It’s a long list....
1-800-Contacts, Alibaba, Alkermes, Altria, American Electric Power, Anheuser-Busch, Arizona Public Service, Bayer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, CenturyLink, Charter Communications, Chevron, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Credit Union National Association, CTIA, cyberconIQ....
Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, EDP Renewables, Eli Lilly, Enova Internal, FedEx, First Solar, GlaxoSmithKline, Guarantee Trust Life Insurance, IGT Brands, Koch Industries, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, National Automobile Dealers Association....
Asheville (which is entirely outside of District 48) has determined that their police force should not have to respond to problems like animal control issues. Police should be allowed to focus on the job that they’ve been specifically trained to do - keeping the peace. (2/4)
Edwards is attempting a cheap political stunt. He knows he’s going to lose his seat this November, he’s desperate for votes, and this nonsensical press release tells all of North Carolina that, as well. (3/4)
North Carolina House Democrats today held a press call about HB 1129 and HB 1130 and the goal to ensure and invest in a Sound Basic Education for all of North Carolina’s Children.
“The biggest problem facing our communities’ schools is lack of resources and support,” said Rep Julie von Haefen (HD-36), sponsor of HB1130. “Funding public education is necessary to ensure each child gets the instruction and attention they need.”
Coinciding with the protests in Raleigh, my #GOP opponent has started tagging his posts with #ReopenNC on Facebook. A WHOIS search shows that web site is registered to a FL man who created it to sell T-shirts. Nice job researching that one, Senator. #ncga#notreal@ColMorrisDavis
For 20 years, I worked as a systems administrator and digital project manager. I got curious about who was running these ‘REOPEN’ sites, including ReOpen NC, and so the first thing I did was run a WHOIS search on the domain names.
WHOIS was only partially successful. The registrars have gone to great lengths to make sure their identities stay secret.
But, there is always another way. Everyone who sets up a website wants wants to be able to monitor web traffic, which leads us to Google Analytics.
If there is a radical, right-wing, libertarian, federalist, Tea Party-style position to take on literally any issue, he will take it. Despite all evidence that indicates that social distancing is working, data that shows that NC’s actions have benefited public health and safety.
As usual, Senator Edwards has adopted the position that money and corporations are more important than the health of our citizens, and he wants us to crowd into churches, parks, businesses and onto mountain trails.
Of course, my opponent in the November election, Chuck Edwards, in his only response to the crisis (during what has been an extraordinary lack of leadership by Republicans in NC)? He says we should shop online, and buy gift cards. #ncga@myhcdp@transcodems@BuncombeDems
I know that the graphic is of a tweet by Bernard Keri, but the article references a much deeper distrust by those on the right. Pandering to those people are ‘leaders’ - and I use that term very loosely - like Chuck Edwards and Dan Forest (see link). newsobserver.com/news/coronavir…
NC Senator Chuck Edwards doesn't want to expand Medicaid. Why? KY and WV expanded, and what happened? The uninsured rates in both of these states fell sharply. Access to primary care, opioid treatment, cancer treatment, and more increased. Expansion would be good for NC. #ncga
How good would it be? Well, first, we'd stop wasting YOUR taxpayer dollars by sending them to places like KY and WV. That's right, you're paying for the Medicaid coverage in those states every year when you file your federal tax return. #ncga
We'd also add $11.7 billion in federal Medicaid funds between 2020 and 2022. NC would see a boom in new jobs, adding 37K good-paying jobs to our economy. State revenue would increase by $500 million and local revenue by $100 million thanks to all of those new jobs. #ncga
ALEC is a pay-to-play corporate influence operation where special interests buy seats on issue “task forces” and craft model legislation with lawmakers with no public disclosure.
According to a recent investigation by the Center for Public Integrity and USA Today, “copycat bills amount to the nation’s largest, unreported special-interest campaign, driving agendas in every statehouse and touching nearly every area of public policy.”
Most of us are tired of seeing the #NC State House and Senate run like a #MAFIA organization while seeing the wealthy and the powerful rig the system to their own benefit while children in this state go hungry. #ruralpoverty#ncpolbit.ly/wnc2020electio…
Why are so many Democrats running this cycle, you ask? Maybe we're all tired of watching the environment being poisoned so that @DukeEnergy fat cats can make more millions. #cleanenergy
Maybe we're tired of watching our schools being de-funded so that corporations can get even more tax breaks.
In #WNC, Paul Crisp drove a school bus for 37 years, drove a taxi for four more, and helped build the highway to Dillsboro. His Social Security check is $441 a month. He visits the Living Waters food pantry as he looks for another job - he will be 77 next month." #ruralpoverty
Photo credit: Matt Rose
“I don’t know what I’d do if this place wasn’t here,” he said. As he looks around the room, he points out the children that he once drove to school who are now waiting in line just like him. #wecandobetter#fighthunger