Civitas Review

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    How the Left Leverages Your Tax Dollars to Lobby for More Tax Dollars

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Legislative Activity By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , , ,

    This June, the NC Science Leadership Association will be hosting an "advocacy workshop for Teachers."  The workshop promises, among other things, to allow attendees to "Spend two days learning about how to communicate effectively with lawmakers about issues that are important to you." The top listed issue of importance, naturally, is teacher pay; with other […]

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    Raleigh City Council Gives Tax Dollars to Blueprint NC Member

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Raleigh City Council members have announced plans to give $2,500 of tax dollars to an organization affiliated with Blueprint NC, the left-wing group that gained infamy with their "eviscerate" memo last year. WakeUp Wake County was listed as a "member organization" of Blueprint NC. The group has been involved in issues ranging from transit to education, […]

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    Politicized Playgrounds, Brought to You Courtesy of Blueprint NC

    Posted in Education, Politicians & Politicking By Lee Brett | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

    Yesterday, Civitas published a press release detailing connections between today’s “teacher walk-in” and Blueprint NC. As Jim Tynen noted, a group called Public Schools First NC has organized a press conference in support of the protest. Statewide media have described Public Schools First as a “nonpartisan” organization, but they are willfully ignoring (as usual) obvious […]

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    ‘Independent’ News – With a Slant

    Posted in Healthcare, Legislative Activity By Francis De Luca | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

    Earlier this year, a liberal organizing network called Blueprint NC distributed a memo calling for a “collective statewide strategy” to “eviscerate the [Republican] leadership and weaken their ability to govern.” In the 38-page document, the Eviscerate Network described the need for a comprehensive media strategy “… for getting out the message in non-traditional ways.” Based […]

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    NC Budget Cuts Most Political Non-Profit Funding

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Elections & Campaigns, Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged ,

    In the budget (SB 402), which looks on its way to passage, there is a lot to like. One of the good things is the de-funding of non-profits that are either  wasting money (Rural Center) or should not be funded. In the later group are the many non-profits that have been organizing the Money Monday protests […]

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