Crucial Conversation — Is the death penalty broken beyond repair in North Carolina?

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NC Policy Watch presents a Crucial Conversation luncheon — Is the death penalty broken beyond repair in North Carolina? Click here to register Featuring Gretchen Engel, Ken Rose and Kristin Collins of the North Carolina Center for Death Penalty Litigation The recent pardons belatedly granted by Governor Pat McCrory to Henry McCollum (who sat [Continue Reading…]


Crucial Conversation — Will lawmakers bust North Carolina’s clean energy boom?

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NC Policy Watch presents a Crucial Conversation luncheon — Will lawmakers bust North Carolina’s clean energy boom? Click here to register Featuring Ivan Urlaub, Executive Director of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association As has been reported recently by N.C. Policy Watch and other media outlets, some powerful North Carolina politicians and [Continue Reading…]


Crucial Conversation — What’s the matter with Kansas (and what can North Carolina do to avoid it)?

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NC Policy Watch presents a Crucial Conversation luncheon — What’s the matter with Kansas (and what can North Carolina do to avoid it)? Featuring former Kansas lawmaker and state Budget Director Duane Goosen and Annie McKay, Executive Director of the Kansas Center for Economic Growth. Click here to register If there’s a national [Continue Reading…]


Crucial Conversation – The constitutional challenge to school vouchers

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NC Policy Watch presents a Crucial Conversation luncheon — The constitutional challenge to school vouchers: Where do things stand? What happens next? Click here to register For the time being, school vouchers have come to North Carolina. Thanks to the state’s conservative political leadership, several million dollars in taxpayer money now flow to unaccountable [Continue Reading…]


POSTPONED: Crucial Conversation – Gun politics after Sandy Hook: What has changed, and what hasn’t?

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Due to multiple unforeseen conflicts, this luncheon has been postponed until early 2015 — we regret any inconvenience this may cause.  Please consider attending the candlelight vigil that North Carolinians Against Gun Violence will be sponsoring December 11 at 7:00 pm at the Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 West Cornwallis Road in Durham. Click here [Continue Reading…]


Crucial Conversation – Breakfast with Judy Waxman, Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights at the National Women’s Law Center

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Please join us for a very special Crucial Conversation — Breakfast with Judy Waxman, Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights at the National Women’s Law Center Click here to register Why are Americans still fighting for basic freedoms like access to birth control? What is the latest on the effort to secure full [Continue Reading…]


Crucial Conversation – Dirty money, dirty water: The end of judicial campaign public financing in North Carolina

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NC Policy Watch presents a Crucial Conversation luncheon with Billy Corriher from the Center for American Progress— Crucial Conversation luncheon – Dirty money, dirty water: The end of judicial campaign public financing in North Carolina Click here to register The 2014 fall election is in full swing and, as they’ve come to expect, North [Continue Reading…]


Crucial Conversation — The state of the U.S. Supreme Court with Ian Millhiser of the Center for American Progress

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An NC Policy Watch, Crucial Conversation luncheon— The state of the U.S. Supreme Court with Ian Millhiser of the Center for American Progress Click here to register Few recent rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court have done more to anger caring and thinking Americans and awaken them to the importance of monitoring the federal [Continue Reading…]


Crucial Conversation — Duke’s Dan River coal ash disaster: What happened? How big is the problem? What’s next?

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An NC Policy Watch, Crucial Conversation luncheon— Duke’s Dan River coal ash disaster: What happened? How big is the problem? What’s next? Click here to register Featuring Amy Adams of the group Appalachian Voices and State Rep. Pricey Harrison Coal – for thousands of years, humans have found it difficult to live without this [Continue Reading…]