18 11 / 2013

My North Carolina makes funding for early education a top priority in the state budget and ensures that post-secondary education remains affordable for ALL qualified North Carolina students.
Cedric, Raleigh, NC

My North Carolina makes funding for early education a top priority in the state budget and ensures that post-secondary education remains affordable for ALL qualified North Carolina students.

Cedric, Raleigh, NC

16 10 / 2013

My North Carolina is a state led by a heart.
Susan, Chapel Hill, NC

My North Carolina is a state led by a heart.

Susan, Chapel Hill, NC

10 10 / 2013

We know you’re out there. You were born and raised here.  Or you moved here and fell in love with this beautiful state and its warm, wonderful people. Or you grew up here and live elsewhere now, but are as much a part of this state as it is a part of you.

You are one of us.

We know you’re angry about what’s going on here. We know you’re out there protesting, organizing, registering voters, writing letters, signing petitions, attending fundraisers. 

We know you’re talking to your family and friends, neighbors and co-workers, your parents and partners and children about what’s happening here.  You tell them how our state is being governed in a way that hurts communities and families and businesses, robs people of their voices, kicks people when they’re down. 

You rage against a corrupt administration that sabotages women’s options.  That denies rights to people based on whom they love.  Forces hard-working teachers to struggle more for less pay.  Lets children go hungry.  Punishes people who haven’t been able to find work.  Makes it more and more difficult for many to survive, never mind get ahead.

We are so glad you’re here.

Thank you for being joined in this fight- these fights, these so many damned fights- with us.  Thank you for sharing the information that keeps us all better informed.  Thank you for taking up some struggles that at first glance don’t even seem to be yours, personally- because you are wise enough to know that these struggles are inextricably linked with yours. Thank you for connecting with each other, and with us, to help us all share the burden of outrage.  Thank you for showing up to be counted, for making signs, for even being arrested, to show your love for North Carolina.

It is such an honor to work alongside you in this fight for our state.  Thank you for being a part of OUR North Carolina.

09 10 / 2013

My North Carolina cares about all its people (not just the ones with political connections).
Robyn, Durham, NC

My North Carolina cares about all its people (not just the ones with political connections).

Robyn, Durham, NC

08 10 / 2013

My North Carolina: 
People- Love- Peace- Power
CJ, Chapel Hill, NC

My North Carolina:

People- Love- Peace- Power

CJ, Chapel Hill, NC

04 10 / 2013

My North Carolina values and protects clean water for everyone! 
Earis, Chapel Hill, NC

My North Carolina values and protects clean water for everyone!

Earis, Chapel Hill, NC

04 10 / 2013

My North Carolina: sweet tea, farmer’s markets, biscuits, country music, feminism, intersectionality, inclusivity, queer pride, human rights, local food and local folks
Ali, Durham, NC

My North Carolina: sweet tea, farmer’s markets, biscuits, country music, feminism, intersectionality, inclusivity, queer pride, human rights, local food and local folks

Ali, Durham, NC

01 10 / 2013

This is MY North Carolina! I am a 7th generation North Carolinian. My ancestors fought in the Civil War. I have traveled all over the US with my job and when I return to RDU, I want to kiss the ground. My heart is broken by the recent developments in our state governance. What once was considered a beacon of southern progress and growth has now become a shining example of a state that has taken a giant leap backwards because of a broken government that serves its own interest instead of its constituents. It breaks my heart that my state has now become fodder for national ridicule and new material for late night comedians. If only they knew how serious & sad this is to the people who were born, raised, and educated here…to those whose ancestors fought and died to make NC the great state it once was. 
 I WANT MY NORTH CAROLINA BACK!! FORWARD TOGETHER - NOT ONE STEP BACK!!! 
Deborah Everett
Clayton, NC

 

This is MY North Carolina! I am a 7th generation North Carolinian. My ancestors fought in the Civil War. I have traveled all over the US with my job and when I return to RDU, I want to kiss the ground. My heart is broken by the recent developments in our state governance. What once was considered a beacon of southern progress and growth has now become a shining example of a state that has taken a giant leap backwards because of a broken government that serves its own interest instead of its constituents. It breaks my heart that my state has now become fodder for national ridicule and new material for late night comedians. If only they knew how serious & sad this is to the people who were born, raised, and educated here…to those whose ancestors fought and died to make NC the great state it once was. 

 I WANT MY NORTH CAROLINA BACK!! FORWARD TOGETHER - NOT ONE STEP BACK!!! 

Deborah Everett

Clayton, NC

 

27 9 / 2013

My North Carolina:
Better school playgrounds
Better environments
Less smoking
Kaela, Durham, NC

My North Carolina:

Better school playgrounds

Better environments

Less smoking

Kaela, Durham, NC

27 9 / 2013

My North Carolina should have equal rights for women.
My North Carolina should let everyone vote. 
(l-r) Mary Emma and Charlotte  - NC

My North Carolina should have equal rights for women.

My North Carolina should let everyone vote.

(l-r) Mary Emma and Charlotte  - NC