As part of our commitment to exposing the toxic agenda of the radical right-wing in North Carolina, we've created this new feature to educate and inform. Working together, we can stop them from dragging our state back to the dark ages. Here's what they're up to.
Destroying public education
By under-funding public schools, the GOP has dragged North Carolina to the bottom of the barrel nationally. Teachers are leaving the jobs in record numbers. The right wing wants public schools to fail and be replaced by private schools that can discriminate based on race and religion.
Poisoning our drinking water
By rolling back reasonable regulations, the radical right allows chemical companies and Duke Energy to poison the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians. People are literally dying from this contamination, as they will for generations to come.
Making women second-class citizens
Conservatives have a long history exploiting women for cheap labor. And if that weren't enough, they also want to restrict contraception, while forcing women to bear children whether they want to become mothers or not.
Prisons for profit
Racial bias and puritanical drug laws mean thousand and thousands of people go to jail for no good reason. The only ones who benefit are private prison operators and bail bondsmen.
Creating a permanent underclass
GOP tax policies help the rich get richer while the middle class gets screwed. Who suffers the most? People who actually work for a living -- and their families.
Under Trump, the right-wing in North Carolina has determined that lying and cheating are good business. Stay alert. The stream of nonsense and propaganda spewing from the sewers at Civitas is relentless.
Over the months ahead, we'll be researching the right-wing's toxic agenda, exposing their lies, and calling them to account for the damage they're doing to our state. You can help. If you see something, say something.