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Industrial Hemp in NC 2017

Industrial Hemp in NC 2017

A&T State University Small Farm Day is always a huge treat for me. Not only does the school share
the year’s cutting edge agricultural research with the public, all who attend have a fabulous lunch served
right there at the facility. This year I picked up leaflets detailing the pilot program for NC Industrial Hemp.

Party like it's 1999 Repubs!

Howard Coble's retirement dinner brought out a bunch of statewide and local GOP dignitaries even if it didn't bring in any big bucks

The High Point Enterprise was leaked a copy of the email and other information reported to be preliminary financial numbers on the event. The information was provided by an anonymous source.
The information provided a list of revenue generated totaling $13,000. But total expenses amounted to $17,296, according to preliminary accounting provided to the Enterprise. The expenses included the dinner, a band and use of a piano and printing of programs.

See the whole story here

Oh how they claim to be the party of fiscal responsibility, but they must not have learned their numbers.

Forum scheduled for candidates for State Party Chair

State Party Chair Candidate Town Hall

featuring candidates Eric Mansfield and Randy Voller

Come out and hear from the dynamic candidates for state party chair! Both candidates will be in attendance and will present their ideas and thoughts on the future of the North Carolina Democratic Party. Come prepared to ask your questions of the two men poised to become our next North Carolina Democratic Party Chair!

Make this the most emailed NYTimes article ever!

Fresh off his DO THE MATH Tour (the most direct aim attack the fossil fuel corporations will likely ever see), Bill McKibben says he found this

the NY Times front page article comes from our Minneapolis roadshow last Friday night, and the article concisely lays out the demands and the strategy of the campaign. It’s precisely the boost we need. So please, go read it here:
We’re quickly getting traction, but we can get more if we have your help.

So, first things first: please email the article by clicking the "E-Mail" button on the New York Times website -- if we can get it on the newspaper's "most emailed list", we can help make sure it goes as far as possible, as fast as possible.

For full instructions on how to email the article, click here:

Progressive Central Convention / Robin Hood Tax

Last week in Charlotte, in the shadow of the Democratic National Convention, Progressive Democrats of America hosted a full day of progressive values and thought at its best. We were treated to panel conversations from the brilliant minds of Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-5), Michael Lighty and Karen Higgins of National Nurses United, Alan Grayson, Kurt Bateman, Labor Coordinator, Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-3),Medea Benjamin, Code Pink and many others. Rep. Keith Ellison announced that he is rolling out The Robin Hood Tax. Video below the fold.

The People's Convention 7/4/2012 Keith Ellison, Alan Grayson

Progressive Central:
The People's Convention
Tuesday, September 4th in Charlotte, N.C.

From PDA & Rep. Keith Ellison
Co-Chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus

Join John Nichols (Nation Magazine, MSNBC), at guided conversations and events featuring guests: Governor Mike Dukakis, Congress members John Conyers, Raul Grijalva, Keith Ellison, Jim McGovern, Barbara Lee* and Alan Grayson, plus several other progressive leaders, (see below).

The most important race in NC in 2012

Browsing through the right wing Rhinoceros tonight I came across an article that I agree with (unusual) but for the contrary reason.

if Newby is not reelected and Republicans lose their majority on the state Supreme Court, much of what the legislature will do could be overturned after lawsuits work their way up the judicial ladder.

We must take the judicial races very seriously this year. It's the only recourse if the worst happens and Republicans win all else.


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