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.

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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

John Merrick: Prominent Business Leader from Durham

In an effort to celebrate Black History Month, Progress NC is highlighting prominent Black leaders from North Carolina, who have shaped our state through their contributions to arts, sciences, politics, etc. In the early 1900’s, Black-owned businesses in Durham, North Carolina can be traced back to the efforts of two African-American entrepreneurs:Charles Spaulding and John…
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Ella Baker: The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

In an effort to celebrate Black History Month, Progress NC is highlighting prominent Black leaders from North Carolina, who have shaped our state through their contributions to arts, sciences, politics, etc. Ella Baker, known as the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement”, inspired and guided several leaders, including W. E. B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall,…
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Raleigh’s First Black Mayor: Clarence Everett Lightner

In an effort to celebrate Black History Month, Progress NC is highlighting prominent Black leaders from North Carolina, who have shaped our state through their contributions to arts, sciences, politics, and more. Clarence Everett Lightner was Raleigh, North Carolina’s first, and to date, only, Black mayor in its history. Lightner was also the first African…
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How the Greensboro Four Sit-In Sparked a Movement

In an effort to celebrate Black History Month, Progress NC is highlighting prominent Black leaders from North Carolina, who have shaped our state through their contributions to arts, sciences, politics, and more. On this day 61 years ago, four North Carolina A&T students held the first major sit-in of the Civil Rights Movement at Greensboro’s…
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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.

  • Voters of North Carolina

    Inspiring stories from 2020 voters.

  • 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.

  • How Far We Have Fallen

    A decade of decreased funding for North Carolina public schools.

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