State Treasurer Dale Folwell is reportedly interested in making health care more affordable and save taxpayers money. State Employees’ Health Plan provides coverage for 727,000 employees, dependents and retirees. The plan spends $3.3 billion annually, making it the largest health care purchaser in the state. Folwell’s proposal aims to change the way N.C. State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees pays providers so as to produce an estimated savings of $300 million for taxpayers, and $65 million for plan members annually. Learn more about the issues here.
On Saturday, January 5th 2019 Color of Change launched an interactive website "created by and for Black women and allies [that] visualizes the systems that put [their] minds and bodies at risk."
BlackWomenToo.com tracks this violence as Black women and girls experience it in entertainment, policing, healthcare, media and many other areas.
Color of Change is a progressive nonprofit civil rights advocacy organization in the United States. It was formed in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in order to use online resources to strengthen the political voice of African Americans.
The 2019 edition of Democracy North Carolina's annual MLK brochure is now available. The new edition features information about North Carolina's new photo ID mandate, resources for learning more about this year's legislative long session and municipal elections, and other ways you can fight for voters in 2019. Click here to download the new MLK Brochure.
Democracy North Carolina is is a nonpartisan organization that uses research, organizing, and advocacy to increase voter participation, reduce the influence of big money in politics and achieve a government that is truly of the people, by the people and for the people. Democracy NC grew out of Democracy South which began as a project of the Institute for Southern Studies. For more than 20 years, we’ve taken on powerful industries and political leaders, regardless of party, and promoted reforms that expand public involvement in the political process.