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

Budget Vote-O-Rama Forces Senators to Take a Stance on Retirement Security, Minimum Wage

03/27/2015

Members of the U.S. Senate voted on dozens of amendments to the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget on Wednesday. This marathon “Vote-O-Rama” session forced many Senators, including 2016 GOP Presidential hopefuls, to take definitive positions on issues such as raising the minimum wage, preserving Medicare and Social Security earned benefits, and...


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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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Budget Vote-O-Rama Forces Senators to Take a Stance on Retirement Security, Minimum Wage

Members of the U.S. Senate voted on dozens of amendments to the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget on Wednesday. This marathon “Vote-O-Rama” session forced many Senators, including 2016 GOP Presidential hopefuls, to take definitive positions on issues such as raising the minimum wage, preserving Medicare and Social Security earned benefits, and protecting against Medicaid cuts. On Friday, Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren (MA), Joe Manchin (WV), Patty Murray (WA), Sherrod Brown (OH), and...
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House Republican Budget is a Frontal Assault on Seniors’ Needs

This week, Congressional Republicans put forward a version of a Fiscal Year 2016 Budget that contains cuts to Medicare beneficiaries and threatens Social Security. Alliance Executive Director Richard Fiesta issued a statement on Wednesday saying “the budget plan put forward by House Republicans today is a frontal assault on the needs of seniors, persons with disabilities and working Americans. It would privatize critical aspects of Medicare, gut Medicaid and drastically reduce support f...
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