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Defending Democracy News Top Story

Dissecting the debate: Biden, Trump differ sharply over election integrity, racism and the pandemic

Biden says he’ll support election outcome but Trump urges supporters to ‘watch very carefully’ Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden pledged Tuesday night to accept the outcome of the election, while President Donald Trump urged his supporters to “watch very carefully” what happens as voters cast their general-election ballots. Those comments were in response to a question at the first presidential debate from debate moderator and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, who asked the two men if they would signal they trust the electoral process by urging supporters to calmly accept the election results and not declaring victory until the final tally is certified.

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How NC can tackle the climate crisis and address environmental justice

New, "must read" report details six ways to create safe, healthy communities and ensure access to clean, affordable energy A new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) outlines how North Carolina can reduce the impact of climate change in a way that addresses systemic racism and environmental justice.

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Events

September 10 Crucial Conversation – The 2020 election: Who’s rigging what?

Join us Thursday, September 10 at 3:30 p.m. for a very special (and virtual) Crucial Conversation: The 2020 election: Who’s rigging what? Featuring Prof. Carol Anderson, film producer Timothy E. Smith, Common Cause NC Director Bob Phillips and ...
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At least 26 trans people have been killed in the U.S. this year. This is who they are.

As of July 31, at least 26 trans people have been killed in the U.S. this year, and a majority of them were people of color. The violence each of them endured is horrific and should not happen to anybody, especially those who are merely trying to be who they are.

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PW special update: The crisis in child care

U.S. House votes for big funding boost as two new reports document the problem in NC [Editor's note: One of the many preexisting structural problems in American society exposed and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic is the inadequacy of the nation's child care system. For several years now, analysts and and advocates have advanced report after report documenting the fact that the nation's system for providing early childhood education is underfunded, inadequate and fragile. Today, however, with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to rage, many believe the system could, effectively, be on the verge of collapse.

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Must Reads News Top Story

Reports: Health care for 600K NC’ians in jeopardy as Trump pushes to strike down ACA

Impact would be even larger than previously forecast due to the COVID-19 pandemic The Trump administration was expected to file briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court today asking justices to strike down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional. In anticipation of this event, analysts at two major Washington, DC policy think tanks released reports this week...

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Events

June 10 online event: A conversation with Bishop William Barber about the crisis in America

Join us Wednesday, June 10 at 3:00 p.m. EDT for a very special (and virtual) Crucial Conversation: A conversation with Bishop William Barber about the crisis in America Click here to register. On June 20th, the National Poor ...
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Must Reads Other Voices Top Story

Report: NC’s failure to expand Medicaid constitutes “violence against the poor”

In late 2016, the North Carolina Poverty Research Fund issued a significant report on state access to health care entitled, “Putting A Face On Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina.” The study not only heavily documented the dramatic economic, social and health costs resulting from the state’s decision to refuse the proffered expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but it focused (somewhat atypically) on the stories of patients, families, doctors, nurses and other health care providers to illustrate, more concretely, the often tragic impact of the denial of expanded coverage on the lived experience of Tar Heels.

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COVID-19 News Top Story

PW special report: Voices from the pandemic, part 4

Restaurants, streets, parks and bus stops. All empty on a sunny afternoon. Owens Daniels had never seen his city quite like this. A seasoned photographer, Daniels began to document the eerie desolation of Winston-Salem in March, as the COVID-19 pandemic cleared streets, closed businesses and changed lives.

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PW special report: Voices from the pandemic, part 3

Nikki-Miller Ka loves the grocery store. Checking out the fresh produce, stocking her pantry for favorite meals, getting inspiration for new dishes, chatting with fellow customers and check-out folks. But that was before the pandemic. “Now...it’s a very harrowing experience,” she said. Bare shelves. Nervous customers. Exhausted employees.

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