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Vouchers: Wrong For North Carolina

Rev. Arnetta Beverly of Greensboro, North Carolina explains why public schools are so valuable and why vouchers for unaccountable private schools threaten to re-segregate schools and undermine education for our state’s children.

First in Flight from the EITC

Three North Carolinians talk about how the state Earned Income Tax Credit has helped them and their families over the years, and why state lawmakers should reconsider their decision to let this vital credit expire.

Why North Carolina needs strong public schools, not misleading voucher programs

Rev. T. Anthony Spearman of Greensboro, North Carolina explains why public schools are so important and why voucher programs shortchange students and communities. The arguments advanced by voucher advocates are wrong and harmful, especially to low-income families.

Sheila’s story

In 2014 North Carolina became the first state to eliminate its state Earned Income Tax Credit in nearly 30 years.

Heather’s story

In 2014 North Carolina became the first state to eliminate its state Earned Income Tax Credit in nearly 30 years. Heather Partridge of Gibsonville talks about how the EITC has helped her support her family.

Kara’s story

In 2014 North Carolina became the first state to eliminate its state Earned Income Tax Credit in nearly 30 years.

The Ornela Family

The Ornela family (some names have been changed) sat down in Pullen Park to talk about their experiences. Self-described as the “Three Musketeers,” mother Muriel and daughters Dani and Nora have seen each other through thick and thin, relying on each other through a relocation from New Jersey to North Carolina—Dani and Nora’s father stayed […]

Sai Kham

Sai Kham is a restaurant owner in Charlotte who emigrated to the U.S. from Laos in 1987. His journey to the country was tumultuous, after having first moved to Thailand when he was 14, followed by a stay in a refugee camp before being brought to the U.S. by his aunt and uncle. Sai arrived […]

Valeria Sotelo

Valeria Sotelo is a student at Salem College. Born in Mexico, Valeria’s DREAMer documentation allows her to be here legally for two more years but she isn’t sure whether she’ll be able to find work once she’s done with school. Even if the DREAM Act were to pass, Valeria said, her parents – who work […]

Dear Legislators

The NC Justice Center and Working America have partnered in an effort to gather feedback from workers on their experiences with the unemployment insurance system in North Carolina. Nearly 400 hand-written letters have been collected in recent weeks, and today, these letters will be delivered to the General Assembly. The message of these letters is […]