Calls to Action

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Current Actions

  • Make A Public Comment on October 27

    Issued on: 10/24
    There are two important matters that City Council needs to hear from us about on Tuesday: Council appears prepared to pass a resolution suspending the sale and rezoning of city-owned land that was obtained through urban renewal—something we’ve advocated for since early September. This is a positive development, but a closer look reveals some problematic details. The city is carving out…
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  • Make City Council Meetings Accessible and Equitable

    Issued on: 10/20
    Please reach out to City Council and ask them to reinstate the Open Live Public Comment process (call-in public comment without pre-registration) for City Council meetings, to begin at their next meeting (10/27) and to continue once meetings transition back to an in-person format. After City Council passed a resolution on July 14th promising reparations to Black communities in Asheville,…
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  • Moratorium on City Land Seized During Urban Renewal

    Issued on: 08/25
    Tell City Officials: Support a Moratorium on Selling City Land Seized During Urban Renewal As the process of reparations unfolds, Asheville City Manager Debra Campbell and the City Council can show their commitment to meaningful change in two ways: A moratorium on the sale of city land taken from the Black community needs to be on the September 8th City…
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  • Hickman Probation: Call to Action

    Issued on: 08/03
    Tell Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams: Extend Officer Chris Hickman’s probation Former Asheville Police Department Officer Chris Hickman’s probation hearing for his assault on Johnnie Rush is happening August 10. It’s wrong for his probation to expire before he completes with integrity the terms of the agreement, which included community service and a restorative justice process. What to do: Contact…
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Past Actions

  • Tell City Council: Vote NO on the Budget Amendment

    Issued on: 09/19 | Expired on: 09/23
    Tell City Council to Vote NO on the Budget Amendment and Work with the City Manager and Office of Equity and Inclusion to Craft a Budget that reflects Divest/Invest Priorities and implements an APD hiring freeze. City Council will vote on a Budget Amendment Proposal this Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020. The proposal was released on September 17th, 2020, and it…
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  • Rental Assistance

    Issued on: 09/23 | Expired on: 09/26
    The time for this action has passed. Click here for current actions Make a public comment: tell City Council to vote for rental assistance One of the agenda items on Tuesday's City Council agenda is the allocation of funds in response to COVID-19. Back in May, RJC members urged Council and city staff to come up with a plan for $615,000…
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  • Divest / Invest (Interim Budget)

    Issued on: 07/29 | Expired on: 07/30
    Tell Asheville City Council: Keep your word and pass an interim budget plan City Council is going to hold a budget vote on Thursday, July 30 at 5 pm. There will be no opportunity for public comment. It's essential that they hear from us today: Contact City Council (see instructions below)Invite them to be steady with their word and demonstrate…
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  • Divest / Invest (Tell City Officials)

    Issued on: 07/23 | Expired on: 07/27
    Tell Asheville City Officials: Divest from police and invest in community In early June, Asheville's Black community came together to make an important demand of the City: Divest from the police by at least 50%, and invest that money into the Black community. City officials at the time insisted that they needed time to develop a new budget. They promised to engage…
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  • Make a Public Comment: tell City Council to divest from the police and invest in the Black community

    Issued on: 07/27 | Expired on: 07/29
    The Asheville City Council needs to listen to the community that it serves. The community is calling for Asheville to divest from the police and invest in the Black community. The community is asking for a process of deep public engagement to determine the way forward, rather than a secretive process with minimal participation from community members. Council needs to commit…
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