Tax the 1% Protest protest:

Tax the 1% Protest: 
Tuesday in Chapel Hill

Host: Ann P.  

Where: Peace and Justice Plaza, Franklin Street P.O. (in Chapel Hill) 

When: Tuesday, Apr. 17, at 12:00 PM 



Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Peace and Justice Plaza, Franklin Street

MoveOn Iraq and Recession Report Release

Via e-mail:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sarah Nixon (919)824-6921
Selena Lauterer (919) 942-6526

*** Press Event: Thursday, April 24, 12:00 noon ***


April 21, 2008 - Chapel Hill/ Carrboro - On Thursday, April 24, members of Political Action in Chapel Hill/Carrboro will release a new report, "Iraq and Recession". The report focuses on groundbreaking poll numbers that show that voters in North Carolina believe that the billions of dollars a week spent on Iraq war should be invested in economic priorities at home.

“Senator Elizabeth Dole and Senator Richard Burr have consistently voted with the President to spend half-trillion dollars on this endless war in Iraq, while ignoring the mounting economic pressures of voters here in North Carolina. The billions per week we’re spending there could be invested in our faltering economy here at home,” said Sarah Nixon local MoveOn member. “It’s time to bring our troops home and use those same dollars for the priorities of most Americans--health care, clean energy, and job creation--to help those hurt by the impending recession.”

EVENT DETAILS: Iraq and Recession Report Release at Carrboro/Chapel Hill:

Who: MoveOn members in Carrboro/Chapel Hill
Where: Weaver Street Market on the Lawn
When: Thursday, April 24 at 12:00pm
What: Local residents unveil never-released before poll numbers of North Carolina voters: Voters want to help the economy by ending the war.


I'm not sure whether they want non-media people to show up, but I think it would be a good way to show your support for the report.


Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 8:00am


Weaver Street Market lawn

New Priorities Vigil

Tomorrow is the FIFTH anniversary of the Iraq War! is organizing vigils across the country. Here's ours...

We will be meeting on the fifth anniversary of our misguided invasion of Iraq to honor and mourn the great loss this senseless war has meant for the families of our service men and women and the loss of resource our government could have used for humanitarian or economic purposes.

Address: 179 E. Franklin St., in front of the post office building (across from campus) (Map)
Location: Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Directions: 179 E. Franklin St., across from campus and in front of the post office (near intersection with Henderson). There is parking available on Franklin and some side streets with out charge after 6pm I believe. There are also a couple of parking garages on Rosemary and the planetarium parking lot are available but may still charge.
Host: Sarah Nixon



Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Peace and Justice Plaza at Franklin Street Post Office

MoveOn's Super Duper Tuesday Party to watch the primary results from 22 states

Election season is really ramping up. February 5th is Super Tuesday, when 22 states will vote in presidential primaries. It’s a huge, historic day. It could decide the presidential nominees. So MoveOn is getting people together for an exciting, social, and fun event. We’ll watch live coverage of Super Tuesday, and we’ll get revved up for our election work this year by getting a sneak peak at our big bad plan to win the White House. MoveOn's efforts to put progressives in power this fall is centered around their program called Operation Democracy.

Operation Democracy is about taking MoveOn's work beyond email and signing petitions into the community, making it easy for busy, ordinary people like us to take powerful action on national issues at the local level. Our country is facing huge challenges. The vast majority of Americans want to end the war in Iraq, however, corporate special interests and right-wing conservatives are exerting their influence to keep the war going since companies like Halliburton, Blackwater, and other contractors operating under no-bid contracts can continue to rake in huge profits.
We think the best way to get our country back on track is to organize and strengthen the progressive movement through powerful grassroots efforts. Operation Democracy is MoveOn’s national network of committed volunteers and is built around hundreds of local councils. Through the work of these Councils, we can pressure elected officials to take a stand on issues that matter to us and, if they don’t, we’ll work to replace them with people that will.
We have actions about once a month on a critical national issue. In December, a group of MoveOn volunteers delivered petitions signed by members in Chapel Hill and Durham to David Price's office protesting any aggressive action toward Iran. This fall, Councils will form the backbone of MoveOn’s massive Get-Out-the-Vote campaigns to make sure the new president and at least a 60-member veto-proof majority in the Senate are elected!
The job of the council is to build power in the community by recruiting new members and by running great events (like the Super Duper Tuesday party). Councils have coordinator and core members who do most of the planning and other folks who mostly just come to events. They also get support and guidance from volunteer regional coordinators and staff organizers and get to use some great on-line tools to organize and run the events. MoveOn also provides a great set of materials for each event so the core members know exactly what to do.
Through MoveOn’s national network of Operation Democracy councils, we can fight hard on national issues that we all care about, work to win elections so we can have more progressives in power, and then hold them accountable. In Chapel Hill, we’re working to build a strong council so if you are interested in working toward taking back our country, please join our council. If you are unable to attend but are interested in stepping up to help, please email or call me.
Regional Coordinator for MoveOn
h: 380-8926


Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 1:48pm


A MoveOn member's house in Southern Village. Use this link to sign up:

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