The NC Poor Peoples' Campaign continues on Monday, May 21, 2-5pm, 1 E Edenton St in Raleigh. This week's theme is Connecting Racism and Poverty: Racism, Voting Rights, Immigration, Islamophobia, & the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. More info here. The next rally will be on Tuesday, May 29, because of Memorial Day, and the time may change to 5pm. Stay tuned for updates.
Bills of note being introduced on May 21:
HB 965, National and State Mottos in Schools Act, introduced in the NC House. If passed later this session, it would require local boards of education to adopt policies requiring that (among other things):
- the US and NC flags be displayed in every classroom, when available
- the national ("In God We Trust) and state ("To Be Rather Than to Seem") mottos be displayed in at least one prominent place in every school
- the Pledge of Allegiance be recited daily in each classroom
- age-appropriate instruction on the meaning and history of the flag and Pledge be provided
- News & Observer.
SB 724, Water Safety Act, introduced in the NC Senate. Several bills to address GenX and water contamination have been introduced and likely will be debated during this session. Read more about these bills here, here and here.
What do you think about these bills that are likely to be debated and voted on during this short session? Let your NC legislators know, find them here. Pro tips: save their emails to your contact list AND copy Senator Berger (email@example.com) when you email your state senator and Representative Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org) when you email your representative.