Tell Senators Tillis & Burr to address the unemployment benefits cliff for nearly 500,00 North CaroliniansSee Details Take Action!
It has been almost two weeks since the $600/week boost to federal Unemployment Insurance expired. That means $290 million in income has been lost for families and communities across the state.
Take Action! Tell Senators Tillis and Burr to address the unemployment benefits cliff for nearly 500,000 working North Carolinians impacted by COVID-19.
Tell Senators Burr and Tillis that we demand COVID-19 relief now!See Details Take Action!
The latest federal COVID-19 relief legislation proposed by U.S. Senate leaders falls well short of what families in North Carolina and across the United States need to survive this public health and economic crisis.
North Carolina’s U.S. Senators Tillis and Burr need to act urgently to correct the inhumane and unconscionable course laid out by leaders of their chamber and party. This is not the time for piecemeal legislation that provides meager, short-term relief for the hardship faced by millions of families in our state alone.
Tell lawmakers to vote NO on any attempt to weaken health and safety regulation in jailsSee Details Take Action!
Sheriffs are required by statute to follow regulations adopted by the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), which establish minimum standards to ensure jails are safe for people who are incarcerated and the people who work there. The rules must be re-adopted every 10 years or they expire. Since 2016, advocates from all over the state have worked on DHHS’ review of the jail rules, negotiating and compromising, to come up with the proposed rules that were adopted last year. These rules meet national and accreditation standards, and the sheriffs dropped their objections, which delayed implementation.
However, despite the lack of support from the Sheriff’s Association, some members of the General Assembly are trying at the very end of the session to disallow the two rules on overcrowding and outdoor spaces. It is clear that this controversial amendment, if adopted, will cause long-term harm, and that the Sheriffs Association voted not to oppose these two rules. The overcrowding rule is especially important because it is an umbrella issue that makes all of the other safety provisions possible.
Tell your NC lawmakers to release the COVID-19 relief funds nowSee Details Take Action!
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many North Carolinians – white, Black, and brown – are struggling to pay their rent, put food on the table, and get the care they need. As unemployment is at a record high, N.C. families need investments that help us be well, safe, and healthy right now. Meanwhile, state lawmakers are holding back nearly $2 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds that could help.
The General Assembly’s refusal to release funds to support people and communities is going to hurt too many across our state and will slow our recovery.
Tell your Senator and Representative to fix North Carolina’s Unemployment Insurance systemSee Details Take Action!
The systemic problems with our state’s Unemployment Insurance system must be addressed if North Carolina expects to recover quickly and fully from the recession brought on by COVID-19.
With federal UI programs set to begin expiring at the end of July, North Carolina policymakers must make these changes and ensure that the duration of UI matches the national standard of 26 weeks rather than the sliding scale of 12 to 20 weeks.
Take a moment to send a message on these priorities and concrete steps necessary to fix North Carolina’s Unemployment Insurance system.
Call on state leaders to protect NC meat and poultry processing workers from COVID-19 at workSee Details Sign the Petition
With more than 800 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at North Carolina meat and poultry processing plants and outbreaks in at least 19 plants, it is urgent that North Carolina’s leaders act swiftly to protect the thousands of workers at these plants who call North Carolina home.
Sign the petition to express our grave concerns about COVID-19 related to working conditions in North Carolina’s poultry and meat processing plants.
Tell N.C. lawmakers: People-first policies start by taxing corporations profiting from the pandemicSee Details Sign the petition now!
North Carolina lawmakers are considering plans to address looming state revenue shortfalls, putting funding at risk for health care, housing, education, small businesses, and other critical supports. Without additional revenue, budget cuts would result in thousands of North Carolinians losing access to the public services they need now more than ever. Please sign our petition TODAY to prevent harmful budget cuts and protect vital services for North Carolinians struggling to make ends meet.