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    Voting officially began in North Carolina on Friday, Read More
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    Kelly Dittmar is an Assistant Professor of Political Science Read More
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URBAN NEWS Gateway to the Multicultural Community

Posted in Home & Community

Voting officially began in North Carolina on Friday, September 9, when the first mail-in ballots became available to the public—a national first.

Early (in-person) voting is set to begin October 20 (see “Good News for Buncombe County Voters” in this issue), due to an extended voting period recently restored by the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Then on November 8, national Election Day and the last day of voting, the results will begin to trickle in from the presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial races all across the country. Continue reading

The Genesis Alliance 13th Annual Luncheon & Auction for Helpmate !

Posted in Newsflash

 

Key Note Speakers: April Burgess-Johnson,
Executive Director of Helpmate, and featuring a domestic violence survivor.
 
Monday, October 17, 2016
11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Asheville Renaissance Hotel

Individual tickets $75

Table Sponsorship available  -  click here for ticket and sponsorship info

Helpmate provides emergency shelter, 24/7 hotline, counseling, court advocacy and education. Last year we provided services to over 2,000 clients.

 

 

"Navigating Gendered Terrain" author Kelly Dittmar discusses gender and political campaigns

Posted in Newsflash

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Kelly Dittmar is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University–Camden and Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. She is the author of Navigating Gendered Terrain: Stereotypes and Strategy in Political Campaigns (Temple University Press, 2015). Dittmar’s research focuses on gender and American political institutions with a particular focus on how gender informs campaigns. Media includes: MSNBC, Melissa Harris Perry, Huffington Post Live, Sirius XM Radio, Ohio Public Radio, Illinois Public Radio.  Watch her on YouTube

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Events to spotlight Western North Carolina candidates

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With Election Day just over a month away and early voting gearing up, Western North Carolina voters may already be sick of presidential politics but scratching their heads about candidates for many races further down the ballot.

Several candidate forums coming to the area in the next few weeks could help voters make up their minds.A group of nonprofit agencies is sponsoring a series of three forums in Buncombe County, with Western Carolina University hosting a debate for congressional candidates and Southwestern Community College hosting a series of candidates events in Jackson County.The first event is planned for 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Owen High School in Black Mountain and will feature the candidates for Buncombe County Commissioner District 2, State House District 115 and State Senate District 49.   Click for more information

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