On July 4, 1776, after years of turmoil, a group of young men declared that the United Colonies would be free from British rule. Little did they know that this declaration of independence would change the country and the world as we know it. These men pledged their “Lives, Fortunes, and sacred Honor” to make this declaration. We have celebrated the 4th of July every year since. The day celebrates independence from tyranny, oppression, and taxation.Read more
This Juneteenth, let’s celebrate the freedom that was granted to the enslaved while also recognizing that the government’s policies have made life more difficult for people of color. These policies continue today, and we need to make a push to change them drastically.
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The 2021 LPNC Bylaws and Convention Rules Committee has completed its work. Please read their report here. It has also been posted on the LPNC Members Facebook Group for comment. The members of the committee were Tim Harris, chair (Craven County), Charles Lanahan, secretary (Buncombe County), Brian Irving (Wake County), Donald Reid Deal, (Davidson County), Phil Jacobson (Wake County), Denise Bukovan (Mecklenburg County), and Brent DeRidder (Pender County).
Here are the Cliff Notes: