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Reclaim Your Data Today!

It has become impossible to avoid report after report of ways tech companies are violating the privacy of consumers and abusing our data. Google, which controls the most popular search engine, email service, and web browser, is at the top of the list.

North Carolinians For A Fair Economy Exposes Harmful Voting Record of Congressman George Holding

North Carolinians for a Fair Economy Advisory Board Members again exposed Congressman George Holding’s harmful voting record on two issues of great importance to his constituents in the 2nd Congressional District:  his 23 votes to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act and his support for the #TrumpHoldingTaxCut that benefits big corporations, millionaires, and billionaires at the expense of working families in his own congressional district.

ACA Sabotage Will Result in Massive Premium Hikes for Familes

Data Shows Family of Four Will Pay an Average Increase of $4,210 In Health Care Premium Costs Thanks To Republican Sabotage of the ACA

North Carolinians For a Fair Economy is highlighting a new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) showing how recent efforts by President Trump and Congressman George Holding to sabotage and repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) accounts for an average increase of $4210 in the health insurance premiums for a family of four in Congressman Holding’s own congressional district.

Non-Profit Groups Fund Flights for Family Reunifications

From RAICES, FWD.us, and Families Belong Together:

Thousands of immigrant children and parents separated by the Trump Administration will be reunified as three leading immigrant rights groups announced a major new multi-million dollar funding commitment to pay for “Flights for Families” torn apart by the immoral family separation policy.

Group Trolls George Holding at GOP Fundraiser

"Congressman Holding: Hands Off Our Health Care"

“CONGRESSMAN HOLDING: HANDS OFF OUR HEALTHCARE” was the message welcoming George Holding this weekend at the Red, White, and BBQ picnic sponsored by the East Wake Republican Club.

The airplane banner ad, promoted by North Carolinians For a Fair Economy, flew over the GOP picnic on Saturday night. The event, billed by the organizers as “the largest conservative gathering in the state,” confirmed that Congressman Holding, as well as other elected officials, were in attendance.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is Dangerous for North Carolina

North Carolinians for a Fair Economy sent out this email on Kavanaugh. He's a threat to any North Carolinian with a preexisting condition or who rely on the Affordable Care Act for health insurance.

JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH’S NOMINATION IS A THREAT
TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS

Lifetime Appointment Will Turn US Supreme Court To The Extreme Right For a Generation

NC Council of Churches sanctuary program

Our churches are stepping forward where our representatives are not. Please read the op-ed below. How is it a good thing when folks (undocumented or not) are scared to interact with police or public safety officials?

When President Trump took office, he signed an executive order drastically expanding who the federal government considered a priority for deportation. Since then immigrant families across the nation have experienced heartache — “What will happen to my family?” “How will I survive in a country I’ve never known?”

North Carolinians for a Fair Economy video

Tax Cuts For Billionaires Threaten Healthcare for Dying Man and His Family

This week, “Not One Penny” - an organization which advocates for repeal of the Trump Tax Plan in order to support health care, Medicare, and Medicaid - is up with digital ad featuring Ady Barkan, a longtime healthcare advocate who is dying of ALS. Barkan calls out Congressman George Holding for dismantling healthcare protections with his support for the GOP tax law favoring billionaires and millionaires.

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.

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