wigginsp's blog

North Carolinians For A Fair Economy Host 2nd Congressional District Empty Chair Town Hall

Congressman George Holding is oblivious to the needs of his constituents. He voted with GOP to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He voted for the #TrumpHoldingTaxCut that benefits big corporations, millionaires, and billionaires. Working families and children in NC’s Congressional District 2 are left behind while Holding enriches himself and his wealthy friends.

North Carolinians for a Fair Economy hosted an Empty Chair Town Hall last night in Wake Forest and had a great turnout. Check out the link below to hear from former US Congressman Bob Etheridge, NAACP NC President Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, Deputy Director of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy Meg Wiehe, and former NC Senate District 18 candidate Sarah Crawford.

https://www.facebook.com/NCFairEconomy/videos/264484937635093/

A Republican breakthrough on immigration?

I've read that this discharge petition could have the requisite signatures as early as this week. Hard to believe, but I appreciate the efforts of these moderate Republicans to force their colleagues to deal with DACA. This Charlotte Observer editorial sums up the effort nicely.

A Republican breakthrough on immigration?
Moderate Republicans, who’ve been in position to break gridlock in Washington on several key issues the past several years, are beginning to finally use that power on one of the most vexing problems facing the country: immigration. If they follow through on their plan, all of us will be better off and a little sanity will have returned to the political process.

NCFE Unveils Mobile Billboard Calling Out Congressman George Holding’s Votes to Destabilize Healthcare and Cause Premiums to Skyrocket

NCFE Unveils Mobile Billboard Calling Out Congressman George Holding’s Votes
to Destabilize Healthcare and Cause Premiums to Skyrocket

Former NC Congressman Bob Etheridge,
Teamsters VP Rick Armstrong, and NC NOW President Gailya Paliga
Cut the Ribbon Launching the “Reckless Express”

US House Ways and Means Committee Touts False Narrative on Benefits of #TrumpTax

Another message from North Carolinians for a Fair Economy. They are putting out a great message to oppose Holding's votes for tax breaks for the wealthy.

US House Ways and Means Committee Touts False Narrative on Benefits of #TrumpTax

Congressman George Holding Supported TrumpTax Benefits for Wealthy at Expense of Working Families

North Carolinians for a Fair Economy

New organization I just learned about, more information below.

New Campaign, North Carolinians for a Fair Economy, Launches to Expose Congressman George Holding’s Record of Harming Working Families

Campaign to Launch around One-Year Anniversary of Vote to Take Away Health Care from North Carolinians

Immigration and Andy Griffith

With all that's going on in DC it seems the immigration debate is being overlooked. Here is great Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer op-ed from Representative Michael Wray (Northampton and Halifax counties) about what Congress should do with immigration, using a story from NC's own Andy Griffith Show. What better way to talk about this contentious topic than with Andy Griffith?

Immigration & Andy Griffith
By Representative Michael Wray

When it comes to immigration, federal lawmakers should ask themselves: what would Andy Griffith do?

An NC Dreamer longs for a release from immigration limbo

Will there be a short-term DACA fix included in this upcoming government spending bill? Whether there is or not, it is past time to give Dreamers certainty beyond short-term fixes! Take a look at this News & Observer article below.

An NC Dreamer longs for a release from immigration limbo
BY MICHELLE VALLADAREZ

Justice for DACA

Another great post on DACA, this time in The Carolinian (UNCG's student newspaper). It is time for Congress to act on behalf of DACA recipients.

Area Dreamer Wants Congress to Act

The op-ed below was recently sent to me and I thought I'd share it. It is especially noteworthy with DACA and immigration in the news. I urge you to give it a read.

By MIRIAM AMADO
In May I will graduate from the University of Mount Olive. Like most soon-to-be graduates, I am looking forward to graduation with mixed emotions; pride in this accomplishment — I am the first member of my family to attend college — but anxiety about what the future holds.

Wray and Garrison Tour Novozymes

Recently Representative Terry Garrison (District 32) and Representative Michael Wray (District 27) traveled outside of their districts to visit Novozymes – an international corporation with a North American headquarters in Franklinton, NC. Novozymes researches, develops, and produces the biological catalysts for many of the products we use every day; everything from bread and beer to biofuels used in our cars.

Subscribe to RSS - wigginsp's blog