November Legislative Update The General Assembly came in to session in October and appropriated $400 million in hurricane relief money for communities in need of immediate care, mainly in southeastern North Carolina. The General Assembly is scheduled to return to Raleigh on November 27 to appropriate another $450 million on other recovery projects.
October Legislative Update El Pueblo is celebrating a court ruling temporarily overturning a provision in the 2017 Farm Act that passed the General Assembly in 2017 that included an anti-union, anti-immigrant provision that targeted the Farmworker Labor Organizing Committee, the only farmworker union in North Carolina. The bill promoted by Farm
El Pueblo Responds to Supreme Court Decisions on Access to Health Care, Travel Ban El Pueblo is deeply disappointed in yesterday’s two Supreme Court decisions that violate our values. In National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, better known as NIFLA v. Becerra, the Court’s decision to allow fake women’s
Statement: El Pueblo Responds to President Trump's Decision to Detain Families Indefinitely "Over the last week, El Pueblo's staffers, volunteers and community leaders have been horrified by the acts of the United States government along our border with Mexico. Thousands of immigrant families seeking asylum and safety have instead been subjected to
September Legislative Update El Pueblo has been tracking the General Assembly’s special sessions in which they initially returned to Raleigh in mid-July to rewrite the laws authorizing the six proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot this November.After Governor Roy Cooper vetoed both bills legislators passed in the one-day session,the General Assembly overrode the
August Legislative Update The General Assembly adjourned and just a few tweets later they returned to Raleigh for a legislative session to address the possibility that a Democratically controlled commission charged with writing the descriptions to six constitutional amendment questions before voters this fall may be negatively framed. El Pueblo is monitoring
July Legislative Update The General Assembly adjourned the short session today just after Noon on Friday, June 29th, however the adjournment resolution requires a lame duck session on November 27, 2018, just two weeks after the general election. That means all eligible bills are technically still alive. This adjournment resolution is in
June Legislative Update The General Assembly convened its short legislative session on May 16, 2018 and we were met with over 20,000 protesting teachers concerned about per pupil spending in K-12 education. El Pueblo staff and volunteers were part of the historic rally. For El Pueblo, the start of session was also