A CALL TO ACTION: FEDERAL: DON’T TAKE A VICTORY LAP YET ON DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S CRT PLANS!

The Department of Education has given itself a sort of “get-out-of jail free” card that it can play whenever it has enough money to do so!  Don’t be fooled by what the Department of Education has done!  It has done absolutely nothing! Continue reading

NC SENATOR THOM TILLIS AND TEXAS SENATOR JOHN CORNYN SEEK AMNESTY FOR DACA ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

The Senate Judiciary Committee had already discussed the “American Dream and Promise Act of 2021”, HR. 6, which passed the House March 18, 2021.  HR. 6, among other things Continue reading

NORTH CAROLINA: DOES THIS OPTIONAL NC VACCINE PASSPORT REQUIREMENT CREATE SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS?

Back in April 2021, we posted a letter to the GGRWC Blog that had been signed by sixty-five (65) Republican members of the North Carolina (NC) House of Representatives to Governor Cooper that urged Governor Cooper not to create a vaccine passport or any other form of government-required identification to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  Well, that was then! Now, we find out that the Cooper Administration quietly—so very, very, very quietly—launched its very own state-certified vaccine information card.  Yes, you read that correctly!  North Carolina has a vaccine passport! Continue reading

NC SENATE CONSIDERING HOUSE BILL 324 - Ensuring Dignity & Nondiscrimination/Schools

According to the Carolina Journal, the new version of HB 324 mirrors the wording and intent of the original House version.  (See David N. Bass, Berger says he will combat Critical Race Theory with everything that I have…, Carolina Journal, July 15, 2021.)  However, the new version also creates new accountability mechanisms that require public school districts to notify the Department of Public Instruction and make public any plans to teach CRT or hiring speakers who actively promote the theory or have done so in the past. Continue reading

Keep CRT our of our schools!

“Diversity should be celebrated, not weaponized through the harmful teachings of Critical Race Theory (CRT). North Carolina students deserve an education that promotes unity and academic achievement, not division.”- NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley Continue reading

FEDERAL: STATEHOOD FOR PUERTO RICO?

In a previous Blog post for the Greater Greensboro Republican Women’s Club, statehood for Washington, D.C. was discussed.  The discussion continues in Congress without any sense of when an upcoming vote in the Senate will be held.  H.R. 51, “The Washington, DC Statehood Admission Act”, passed the House April 22, 2021 by a vote of 216 to 208.  Many critics of the bills (to include S. 51) consider their passage, via a vote in Congress, unconstitutional.  Continue reading

FEDERAL: GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY, AND, A WORD ABOUT H.R. 4!

Not counting H.R.1 and S. 1 – For the People Act – at least another fifty-three (53) additional pieces of legislation affecting voting rights and elections have been introduced within the House of Representatives and the Senate during this session – the 117th - of Congress, so far. (* (D) denotes Democrat member of Congress and (R) denotes Republican member of Congress,) Continue reading

FEDERAL – SENATE REPUBLICANS HOLD TOGETHER TO DEFEAT SENATE BILL 1 – FOR THE PEOPLE ACT – FEDERAL ELECTION TAKE OVER IS THWARTED – FOR NOW!

For months Manchin said he opposed the bill.  Then as a result of some Schumer arm twisting, perhaps, he changed his mind!  He’s a Democrat, so who are you going to believe?  Continue reading

FEDERAL – SENATE REPUBLICANS FILIBUSTER THE PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT 49-50!

On June 8, 2021, Senate Republicans filibustered House of Representatives bill No. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act by a vote of 49-50.  The purpose of the bill was purportedly to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide “more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.”  Continue reading