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Political decisions in Raleigh impact everyday people who deserve to be heard. We shine a light, share the mic, and help people come together to bring change. Join the conversation.

What's Happening in North Carolina

King’s words ring true today

In the days leading up to Martin Luther King Day – the Raleigh News & Observer republished this editorial which was one of the newspaper’s most shared pieces in 2018 and again in 2019. It’s a reminder that the civil rights icon was not as appreciated during his lifetime as he should have been or as he is today.…
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WRAL: ‘Silent Sam’ deal cost UNC-CH a $1.5M grant from major foundation donor

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is one of the largest charitable foundations in the world and they are in the final stages of withdrawing their grant after finding out the UNC Board of Governors agreed to a settlement giving the Sons of Confederate Veterans the monument and $2.5 million to maintain it. The Andrew W.…
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Pressure from citizens in coal ash communities credited for winning cleanup settlement

For years, communities across North Carolina stood up to Duke Energy (as well as the energy giant’s enablers in the McCrory administration and the General Assembly) and fought to get coal ash pollution cleaned up in their neighborhoods. The tenacity of those communities reflects the true spirit of democracy and resilience, now that Duke Energy…
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Fox 46: Teachers protest decision not to increase their pay

From Fox 46 Charlotte: NC teachers protest for pay raises North Carolina teachers are protesting because they are not getting a pay raise per lawmakers in Raleigh. Teachers in Charlotte protested Wednesday because they’re not getting pay raises from the state of North Carolina. Lawmakers failed to override Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of pay raises.
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What We Do

Progress NC raises the visibility of issues that affect the quality of life in our state. We monitor the statewide political landscape and identify extreme legislative actions and other policy changes that could affect your life. We then tell you about them quickly and let you know what you can do about them.

What We Believe

At Progress NC we are proud of our legacy as a southern state capable of adapting to change and embracing new opportunities. We are also determined to retain our national status as a great place to work, live and raise a family.

Who We Are

Progress North Carolina is a 501(c)3 non-partisan non-profit communications organization focused on informing voters on key public policy issues through traditional news media, online engagement, and hands-on communications trainings.

What we are working on.

  • How Far We Have Fallen

    A decade of decreased funding for North Carolina public schools.

  • Project First Person

    Stories of real people impacted by policies enacted in North Carolina,

  • Health Care Is A Right

    Medicaid expansion means healthy people and a healthy economy.

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