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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

Congress leaves town without a coronavirus stimulus deal, allowing $600 unemployment benefit to end

Another round of coronavirus relief package talks began today, as Congress adjourned for the weekend without coming to any deal on the program or a larger emergency stimulus package. The $600 weekly unemployment benefit that helped 32 million Americans stay afloat, officially ended on Friday — leaving unemployed Americans in limbo while Congress continues to…
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Port City Daily: The Covid-19 safety nets are gone. Now a flood of evictions is here.

Last week marked the end of statewide eviction moratoriums in more than 30 states, including North Carolina, that had protections for renters in the CARES Act. More than 40 million Americans may lose their homes — almost four times the amount seen during the Great Recession. In North Carolina, Gov. Cooper mandated a months-long statewide…
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The News & Observer: With weekly $600 gone, NC unemployment benefits alone are not enough, workers say

As Congress debates how to shape the next phase of coronavirus relief, the extra $600 federal unemployment benefits that were legislated through the CARES Act have now expired for millions across the country.  The last payment rolled out this past weekend, as the House and Senate are considering different economic stimulus packages.  Instead of extending…
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Millions of Americans are about to experience utility shutoffs, evictions and loss of homes

Numerous moratorium on evictions across the nation, including in North Carolina, are set to end in the coming days. According to a Census Bureau survey, almost 24 million Americans say that they don’t expect to be able to make their next monthly rent or mortgage payment, as the blockage of utility charges and the eviction…
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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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