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

Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Federal Budget Agreement, Obama Signs it into Law

12/19/2014

After a day of drama and partisan wrangling, the Senate voted 56-40 on Saturday to send a government funding bill to President Barack Obama for his signature. Obama then signed the bill into law on Tuesday. The $1.1 trillion legislation funds most of the government through September, but sets up a February showdown over funding for the Departmen...


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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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Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Federal Budget Agreement, Obama Signs it into Law

After a day of drama and partisan wrangling, the Senate voted 56-40 on Saturday to send a government funding bill to President Barack Obama for his signature. Obama then signed the bill into law on Tuesday. The $1.1 trillion legislation funds most of the government through September, but sets up a February showdown over funding for the Department of Homeland Security. More at http://tinyurl.com/n2jjfxo. Twenty-one Senate Democrats voted against the bill, while 24 Republicans voted for it, inc...
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Sherrod Brown to Introduce Harkin Bill to Expand Social Security in 114th Congress

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has announced plans to reintroduce Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) Strengthening Social Security Act in the next Congress. The bill would change the Social Security benefit formula, ensuring that cost of living adjustments adequately reflect the living expenses of retirees, and improve the long term financial condition of the Social Security Trust Fund. The legislation is designed to immediately increase current benefits by about $800 annually. More at http://tinyurl....
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