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Progress Updates

Progress Updates2020-02-17T16:33:57-05:00

Our progress updates bring you the news filtered through the lens of outcomes. We ask: Has the event, action, or utterance changed anything? In particular, has it contributed tangibly to resolving any of the problems that we focus on here? Our reports demonstrate progress towards a solution – or regrettably, a regression from possible resolution. If our editors do not agree that the event, action, or utterance has moved the needle of progress one way or the other, then it won’t be reported here.

May 2020

April 2020

Companies Now Offering Time to Vote

2020-04-30T16:35:02-05:00April 11th, 2020|Categories: |

Businesses large (Walmart) and small (Asheville Botanicals) have joined Time to Vote, a national movement within the business community that pledges to give employees time off to vote in elections.

March 2020

January 2020

November 2019

Climate Change Status Report 11.01.2019

2020-03-05T19:25:13-05:00November 3rd, 2019|Categories: |

Despite continued resistance, a teen speaks powerfully to the UN, a senior climate denier converts, business comes around, and the media makes a concerted effort to keep climate change in focus.

October 2019