Madison County is a beautiful place, but its a hard place to live for so many there. How can we change that? We can build power, from the bottom up.
This Thursday, April 25th, Down Home North Carolina is launching its most recent chapter, Down Home Madison. Down Home is a grassroots organization building multiracial power for poor and working …
In this moment, Down Home recognizes it is not enough to “stand against racism” but instead to speak out, act out, organize against and actively resist the entire strategic system of white supremacy that continues to exist, including racist vigilante violence and state violence in all its forms.
Once it became clear that Brown, Black, and poor communities were being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, pushes to reopen our state began. How does this intersect with healthcare, essential workers, and the need to build multiracial power? Let us explain.
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.
Update: This post was originally written on March 15th, 2020 as our beloved North Carolina was only first learning of the impacts that COVID-19 was certainly going to have. Months …
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.