You Can Vote is having its 2018 Kick Off event on Feb. 24 in Durham.
January 24 Health Care Action
5 Minute Actions from Together We Will North Carolina (TWW-NC) www.facebook.com/groups/togetherwewillnorthcarolina
Don’t miss TWWNC’s Blue Moon 2.0 Announcement Facebook livestream on Jan 31: http://bit.ly/2DjXNeB
A short film featuring audio excerpts from a speech given by Dr. Aparna Jonnal at the Healthcare for All, Y’all event that was held in Chapel Hill, NC on Nov. 14, 2017. Dr. Jonnal is an emergency physician and primary care provider. She talks about how she believes providing healthcare to all U.S. citizens can help unite our fragmented and deeply divided society.
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(image from The New York Time’s article from Oct. 6th, 2017 “The Confederacy’s Living Monuments” referenced below)
Members of HPTA have been supporting the effort to remove Confederate monuments in North Carolina.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is host to a Confederate Soldier’s Memorial, also known as “Silent Sam”. Student groups kicked off a protest in mid-August, 2017, asking the University to remove the statue on the basis that it glorifies white supremacy.
Written by HPTA-member Ansje Miller
Raleigh News and Observer, Opinion-Editorial
August. 22, 2017
I didn’t set out to make a poster, but somehow this came together.
It ended up being an effective way to visually encapsulate the core beliefs of our organization and the things we stand for, based on some of the protest slogans and images that have been used around the country. Continue reading HPTA – Posterized!
The true HOT BED of North Carolina politics — The State Legislative Building. Recently, we were in the vicinity for the first Redistricting Committee Meeting, which was held in an adjacent office building. We got the chance to peek into the Legislative Building when nobody was in session … the place was completely deserted. What an pleasure to explore in silence.
HPTA attended the first meeting of the new Redistricting Committee on July 26th , 2017. To show support for redistricting reform, we filled a coffin with images of the 28 illegal racially gerrymandered NC legislative districts from 2011. We offered up the idea that Democracy was DEAD in those districts, a fact that is really something to mourn. HPTA issued the following statement:
The debut of HPTA’s North Carolina Gallery of Gerrymandering featured many of Hillsborough’s finest up-and-coming artists! The Fixing Democracy Team hosted a booth at Hillsborough Arts Council’s “Last Fridays” event on July 28th , 2017.
On the weekend before July 4th, 2017, the HPTA steering committee asked us to reflect on the significance of Independence Day for the citizens of the U.S., the meaning of democracy, and what YOU would be willing to do to protect these rights.