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Elizabeth Edwards luncheon in Raleigh

Join Common Cause North Carolina this Saturday, December 5, at 11:30 AM, as we honor Elizabeth Edwards for her courageous struggle for health care reform! This event, which is co-sponsored by the AJ Fletcher Foundation, will be held at the brand new Campbell Law School in Downtown Raleigh. Ms. Edwards will offer some remarks on health care reform, and take questions from the audience. Tickets include lunch and are $25; hosting sponsorships are available for $100. Space is limited; please visit to RSVP!


Campbell Law School, 225 Hillsborough St

Liberalism, Black Power, and the Making of American Politics, 1965-1980 - Book talk with Devin Fergus

Monday, Nov. 2, 2009
Reception at 5 p.m. | Program at 5:45 p.m.
Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill
Free and open to the public
Information: liza_terll (at) or (919) 962-4207

In his book, Liberalism, Black Power, and the Making of American Politics, 1965-1980, author Devin Fegus returns to the era of Johnson, Nixon, Carter, and Helms and challenges us to see familiar political developments through a new lens. He will speak about his book and research Monday, Nov. 2 at 5:45 p.m. at UNC's Wilson Library. The program is free and open to the public. A reception will begin at 5 pm.

Fergus is assistant  professor of modern United States and African American history at Vanderbilt University. He was a 2007 Fellow of the Southern Historical Collection at UNC's Wilson Special Collections Library and his book draws upon research conducted there.

His talk is part of the Southern Historical Collection Book Series and is presented in conjunction with the exhibit We Shall Not Be Moved: African Americans in the South, 18th Century to the Present, on view in Wilson Library thorugh Feb. 5, 2010.


Monday, November 2, 2009 - 12:00pm


Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill

Rep. Price sure owns a lot of Oil Stock

The Sunlight Foundation has a blog post today called Oil Industry Influence: Personal Finances. It contains a chart of public information about how much stock in Oil companies members of the US House of Representatives own.

This chart shows stock holdings in the leading oil companies by members of the House of Representatives. If you aren’t familiar with personal financial disclosures, they require lawmakers to list assets in a range (i.e.: $15,001-$50,000). In the chart you will see a low estimate, a high estimate, and an average. In some cases, lawmakers list the actual value - not a range - and that is listed in this color.

So, who’s going to make money if Congress passes pro-oil industry legislation:



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