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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

2019 was the worst year for rural hospital closures this decade, a new report finds

According to a new report from the Chartis Center for Rural Health, 19 rural hospitals closed across America in 2019. Almost one out of every four open rural hospitals are at risk of closing in the near future. States like North Carolina, that have chosen not to expand Medicaid have experienced the most rural hospital…
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Group says NC must take ‘immediate action’ to provide students a sound basic education

With the recent decision in the Leandro case, an advocate group says NC must take ‘immediate action’ to meet the state’s Constitutional obligation to provide students with a sound basic education. In January, Superior Court Judge David Lee signed a court order in the long-running Leandro school funding case ordering state leaders to provide enough…
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WRAL: North Carolina Facebook page is ‘disinformation campaign,’ experts say

According to media experts, a Facebook page, called “North Carolina Breaking News”, that reportedly shares breaking news, is a hub for misinformation. The page includes racially insensitive terms towards minorities, and numerous instances of incorrect information in which news stories from other states are rewritten to have occurred in North Carolina. With over 50,000 followers,…
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Duke Energy still seeks rate hikes even as profits are up

Duke Energy turned a profit of $660 million for the last three months of 2019, up 42% from a year ago. This comes after Duke Energy’s proposed rate hike request to raise over $123 MILLION on the backs of rate-payers to pay for their toxic coal ash clean up.  From WFAE: Duke CEO Lynn Good…
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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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