October 5, 2022 -
As part of a group called Seniors Taking Action, Ilene Freedman of North Carolina runs a Giving Circle with The States Project that focuses on electing state lawmakers who will improve people's lives and defend democracy.
January 3, 2013 -
One of the biggest decisions facing North Carolina's new legislature and governor is whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to cover more than 500,000 low-income people. Much of the opposition to expansion is more about ideology than anything else, a visceral reaction to a law that has been mischaracterized since it was proposed.
October 16, 2012 -
Defend My Dividend calls itself a grassroots campaign to halt a dividend tax hike. But the group's ad buys are linked to trade groups for utilities and other dividend-paying companies.
July 12, 2012 -
To quell criticism of the state's new voter ID law, Tennessee lawmakers offered to provide free photo IDs to those without one. But the state's own data shows that the program is reaching only a fraction of voters who will need it to vote this fall.