Friday, April 27, 2012 - 5:20pm

After this latest round of radical redistricting, we're not in Kansas any more, and we may not even be in our old districts either.

Election Alert: Preview Your Ballot Before Voting!

You may be surprised by the names you see on the ballot in this election – especially if you’re among the millions of North Carolina voters with new General Assembly and Congressional districts.

You may even get the wrong ballot – but how will you know!?!

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Monday, April 23, 2012 - 9:42pm

North Carolina is featured in this week's Marriage News Watch because early voting has begun in North Carolina. In fact, it started last week on the 19th, but for many counties around the state the full slate of early voting sites waited to open until this week. Do you know where your early voting site is?

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Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 12:47pm

As I mentioned in a recent blog entry, I was very excited to see the Greenville City Council come out against the discriminatory amendment one! But that doesn't mean a lot unless we turn it into votes against the amendment. So I wanted to give a warm invite to anyone who can help us out with this on campus anti-amendment event at ECU on Tuesday. They only have on campus voting for 1 week, so we have to make the most of it!

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 7:02am

NC Policy Watch has the story. Listen to SBOE Director Gary Bartlett discuss why we need the Help America Vote Act funds released. If you want to hear some strong arguments for why these funds should be released, along with the numbers to back those arguments up right from the horses mouth, then listen to this clip, and share it too!

When he talks about the millions upon millions this huge general election is going to cost us, it seems almost inconceivable that we'd turn down $4 million for our state from the feds. And even more inconceivable that we'd put that burden on the already strapped budget of our counties.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 12:21am

I'm just back from a Greenville City Council meeting where the council took up the issue of amendment one, and where many students, members of the general public, and myself spoke out against the amendment. The council voted by a strong majority to oppose the hateful, discriminatory, and overreaching amendment one.

Reasons varied from supporting equality, opposing discrimination, keeping government overreach out of our lives, and protecting domestic violence victims. During the budget discussion leading up to the amendment resolution vote, Greenville was referred to as North Carolina's jewel of the east. Tonight they lived up to that reputation.

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Monday, April 2, 2012 - 7:54pm

With only 2.5 weeks left until voting begins, this week's marriage news watch is heavily focused on North Carolina. It's also the last day of the money bomb. Make it count!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 6:34pm

Here's this week's installment of Marriage News Watch. It highlights some scary poll numbers for NC, but also highlights help from unlikely places. Only 3 weeks until early voting starts. Support Protect NC Families money bomb happening this week only. We've got to get onto the air to change those numbers.

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Friday, March 23, 2012 - 1:26am

I've been to DC a few times now. But it's always been so busy that I haven't been able to see the sights as an adult. Today the training I was at let out early. And seeing these sights was a very uplifting experience for me. I thought I would share that since we need some uplifting in NC these days.

Washington DC
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 10:56pm

http://www.artpopeexposed.com/pope_funded_locke_foundation

The Meck Deck, an official blog of the Art Pope-funded conservative John Locke Foundation, this week published racially-charged and homophobic imagery of President Obama in a piece this week on the president's opposition to North Carolina's proposed anti-gay marriage amendment. The post, which claims Obama is merely pandering to gay voters, is accompanied by an image of Obama in apparent drag while sitting next to a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

I'm just re-posting what the Institute for Southern Studies had to say about it, because it's much politer than anything I can think to say at the moment. This is way messed up though. On so many levels. This is not okay.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 12:42am

This week's Marriage New Watch covers the recent anti-amendment march in Raleigh, President Obama coming out against the amendment, and points out that we're down to the wire. Early voting starts in just a month.

All of Us NC has a few workshops on opposite ends of the state this weekend, the Vote Against photo shoot is still doing their thing, and Protect NC Families has a list of events as well. But at this point, it's time to come up with your own plan. When and where will you be voting? Who will you be taking to the polls?

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