ARA of North Carolina

Cut Loose and Cut Off

This WRAL Documentary examines the plight of many North Carolinians who lost unemployment benefits. Bill Leslie hosts.

Friday Alert

Social Security Benefits will Increase by 1.7% in 2015

10/24/2014

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7% in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced on Wednesday. The Social Security Act ties the annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) to the increase in the Consumer Price Index, as determined by the Department of Lab...


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Press Release

December 07, 2013

Picket on Monday, December 9th

Dear Democracy Advocates, Art Pope, owner of the Roses and Maxway stores and Gov. McCrory’s Budget Director, is the poster child of what one extremely wealthy individual can do to twist an entire state’s public policy in a racially divisive, ultra-conservative direction. Read more here. Worse, Pope literally depends on the black community to finance his political operation; African-American shoppers at his stores supply a large share of his income, which he then uses to promote ...
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Social Security Benefits will Increase by 1.7% in 2015

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7% in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced on Wednesday. The Social Security Act ties the annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) to the increase in the Consumer Price Index, as determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Other changes that take effect in January each year are based on the increase in average wages. Based on that ...
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Health Experts: Sequester and Other Budget Cuts Left us Vulnerable to Ebola

Health experts are saying that the budget cuts, including sequestration, resulting from fiscal conservatives’ goal of cutting government at all costs, has greatly exacerbated the Ebola crisis in Africa and left the U.S. vulnerable. Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, said that a decade of stagnant spending has “slowed down” research on all items, including vaccinations for infectious diseases. As a result, he said, the international community ...
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