Bob Hall Comments on Raleigh City Council’s Abuse of Democracy

Bob Hall Comments on Raleigh City Council’s Abuse of Democracy

For more than 50 years, Bob Hall has been North Carolina's foremost advocate for the idea that government should be for the people, ALL the people and not for the corporations and the wealthy.   Below are excerpts of what Bob had to say when he spoke at Livable...

Bring elections and voter engagement into the 21st century

Bring elections and voter engagement into the 21st century

Barry Eriksen has been a rustbelt refugee and Triangle transplant for over 40 years and for the last 22 years has lived in West Raleigh’s Fairmont neighborhood. This blog post is adapted from his remarks made during the September 21, 2021, Raleigh City Council...

It’s Never Too Late to do the Right Thing.

It’s Never Too Late to do the Right Thing.

Bob Geary, resident of Raleigh’s District D and member of the Wake County Housing Justice Coalition, delivered the following remarks about this Council's move of the next City Election to Nov 2022 at the City Council meeting on August 17: Mayor and Council – I suspect...

What if Mayor Baldwin was a Republican?

What if Mayor Baldwin was a Republican?

I recently submitted a letter to the editor about Mayor Baldwin and her pattern of undemocratic behavior. The News & Observer deleted my main points (in red), and left just my partisan comments. With that heavy edit, the N&O should have titled my LTE “What if...

Yard Signs Are Now Available

Yard Signs Are Now Available

Be the FIRST in your neighborhood to show your support for recalling Mary-Ann Baldwin These yard signs are our Thank You gift for a MINIMUM donation of $10. We will happily accept more. This is the FIRST shipment. Get yours before they are GONE. Donations accepted...

The case for Recalling Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin

The case for Recalling Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin

The event that pushed Livable Raleigh over the edge and forced us to initiate this Recall was the Mayor's Power Grab to add an extra 8 months to her term in office by moving the next City Council election from Oct 2021 to Nov 2022 to handle the census delay while the...

@NoCapRaleigh – Tweeting Truth to Council’s Abuses of Power

@NoCapRaleigh – Tweeting Truth to Council’s Abuses of Power

If you're like us, you're a fan of Twitter. And, there is no one on Twitter we like better than someone who knows about local politics and is willing to wade into the deep end and throw a little shade. @NoCapRaleigh fits the bill perfectly. NoCap is a reference to...

Raleigh City Election Emergency Meeting – Poll Results

Raleigh City Election Emergency Meeting – Poll Results

The results are in from the polls we conducted during our recent virtual Emergency Public Meeting to discuss the next Raleigh City Elections which have been delayed until November 2022 by City Council BEHIND CLOSED DOORS with NO PUBLIC NOTICE, NO PUBLIC INPUT and NO...

Emergency Public Meeting: Join with Us to Protect Your Vote

Emergency Public Meeting: Join with Us to Protect Your Vote

North Carolina’s top elected officials and media agree that what the Raleigh City Council did was wrong. Let’s put Raleigh‘s elections back in the hands of the voters.  Save the Date – Saturday, July 17 at 3pm for an Emergency Public Meeting to discuss a Special...