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ProgressNC seeking volunteers

Unless you've been hiding under a rock lately, you already know that the war is on for the heart and soul of North Carolina. One new force on the side of goodness is an organization called ProgressNC. If you haven't volunteered to help, now would be a good time to do just that. They're organizing a Rapid Response Team to support quick action and letter-writing campaigns. Please take a moment now to sign up.

Talking point of the day: Drawing a paycheck from the government they hate

If you're a voter who wants to see public institutions destroyed through gross incompetence, law-breaking and sleaze, vote for Republican leaders. They hate government, and it shows.

A state agriculture official leaked information about a raid on a Butterball turkey farm in Hoke County last month to company officials six days before the raid, according to a search warrant released Wednesday. [snip] ... the animal rights group Mercy for Animals provided authorities with video of employees kicking and stomping birds, dragging them by their wings and necks and throwing turkeys around.

Millions stolen from North Carolina workers

The Republican vision for North Carolina was on full display this week in a report by the NC Justice Center that Tarheel employers screwed their workers out of millions of dollars, just because they could. These are the same employers that the GOTP Wrecking Crew will "hire" to take over our roads, hospitals, schools, parks, water systems, rivers, and more. Because private enterprise is oh-so trustworthy.

Director of Elections in Harnett County resigns because of GOTP Marriage Discrimination Amendment

An inspiring action from a dedicated public servant. Received via email.

On January 3, 2012 I resigned my position as Director of Elections for Harnett County, NC. I am extremely proud of the progress and accomplishments made to the voting procedures and polling places in Harnett County over the last eleven and a half years. I am especially proud that the Board of Election’s Office has always been operated in a fair, efficient and non-partisan manner during my tenure.

Unfortunately, recent actions of the North Carolina General Assembly made it impossible for me to continue as Director of Elections as speaking publicly about candidates or issues appearing on the ballot is prohibited. In September, the legislature passed a bill requiring a referendum be placed on the May, 2012 primary ballot defining marriage as a “union between a man and a woman”. I cannot and will not be a party to such actions.

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