Solidarity, not charity: An update from Down Home’s Mutual Aid Fund.
Morgan and her mother both have suffered from chronic illness. Morgan knows firsthand the difficulty in obtaining… and keeping… health insurance. She is one of the many North Carolinians that could be covered if we expanded Medicaid… and its not lost her her that her mother might still be with us if we had.
By Lisa Rowden, Down Home Alamance member Recently, my home county– Alamance County– made necessary progress updating the local bail structure. These welcome changes were established through an injunction as …
In Jackson County, Down Home member Teri Cole sees issues that we organize around collide: Opioids, COVID19, Poverty and a lack of access to healthcare. But there is one solution that could help all of these crises: Medicaid Expansion.
A long caravan of cars paraded past Judge Lambeth’s house in Alamance County, that a recent consent order changing the bail structure in the county will bring enhanced justice for poor and working people in our communities.
Even young people like Nichole are hurt by North Carolina refusing to expand Medicaid. While working and going to school, Nichole had to fight to get the vital care she needed– but then she was left with 6 figure debt that will follow her throughout her adult life.
A survey released May 7th, 2020 by ParentsTogether and Down Home North Carolina shows that, even after the CARES Act, NC families struggle to pay for necessities and with unemployment. However, most respondents do not support re-opening the economy now and would not resume normal activities if the economy were re-opened.
The North Carolina General Assembly is reconvening this week for a short session and it’s our moment to tell them: During the pandemic, we need PEOPLE to matter more than …
Dan Bayer reflects on what its like to canvass with Down Home, engage in conversations, mobilize voters, and learn from people at the doors.
Rural North Carolina is bracing itself for the impacts of COVID-19. But for many local residents, like business owner Amanda, the impact is already here.