WakeLP Meetup: Big Brother is Watching

Don't Spy On Me

A recent series of articles in the Raleigh News & Observer detailed how a little-known company based in Georgia has deployed hundreds of roadside automated license plate reader cameras (“ALPRs”) in North Carolina that police can access to monitor who goes where and when, 24/7/365 with no warrant required. The data are recorded and stored for 30 days, so they can check on your movements retroactively.

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Walk ALS Triangle

ALS Walk

Thank you for helping us reach our Walk ALS Triangle fundraising goal! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS. Our team is committed to raising money to support people in our community with ALS and spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure. Please consider joining our team in the Walk ALS Triangle. Our team that we walk with year after year, Pop's Party People, has raised over $120,000.00 to help patients with ALS and to support research to find the cause and cure. We applaud your amazing efforts and support.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP 

Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. 

That’s why we’re participating in the Walk ALS Triangle. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments a cure. Will you join us? 

ABOUT ALS 

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. 

ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it still costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care people living with ALS and their families need. Join the movement to provide help and hope today!

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Solid Lineup of Candidates Set to Run in Wake County in 2024

Free. Peaceful. Prosperous.

Voters in Wake County will have the most Libertarians on their ballots in 2024 so far this century. The national LP will nominate candidates for President and Vice President at their Washington, DC convention in May of next year; those candidates will be on the ballot of every voter in the state.

Four Libertarians will be vying for Council of State offices, including candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, Agriculture Commissioner, and Auditor. They will also be on ballots statewide (the two Libertarians filed to run for Governor sets up a March primary election for that office, also the first this century).

There’s an announced Libertarian candidate for Wake Soil & Water Supervisor; if he files to run next July, that will mean every voter in Wake County will have at least seven Libertarians on the ballot. Voters in the US Congressional District 4 will also have a Libertarian option, which gives them at least eight on their ballots.

Libertarians are contesting 14 of the 19 Wake North Carolina General Assembly seats, as well. Thus, every voter in the county will have at least seven and potentially as many as ten Libertarians on their ballot this Fall. “We’re in touch with reality,” stated WakeLP Chair Travis Groo, “and we recognize that no matter what we do, Democrats are going to be elected in most NC House and Senate districts in this very blue county.

“But,” he continued, “there are a lot of folks fed up with the nasty bickering that passes for politics with the establishment parties these days. If you look at the voter registration stats, there are now more independent voters in North Carolina than either Democrats or Republicans. Thirty years ago, 92% of all voters were either Ds or Rs; only 8% were registered independents. That number has been growing: in 2017 the number of independent voters surpassed the number of Republicans statewide and last year, they outdistanced the Democrats. Today, 36% of voters in NC are independent, compared to 33% Democrat and 30% Republican."

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