President Biden to Convene Leaders’ Summit for Democracy | Beaufort County Now | The President has said that the challenge of our time is to demonstrate that democracies can deliver by improving the lives of their own people and by addressing the greatest problems facing the wider world.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Press Release:

    The President has said that the challenge of our time is to demonstrate that democracies can deliver by improving the lives of their own people and by addressing the greatest problems facing the wider world. In his first six months in office, the President has reinvigorated democracy at home, vaccinating 70% of population, passing the American Rescue plan, and advancing bipartisan legislation to invest in our infrastructure and competitiveness. And he has rebuilt our alliances with our democratic partners and allies, rallying the world to stand up against human rights abuses, to address the climate crisis, and to fight the global pandemic, including by donating hundreds of millions of vaccine doses to countries around the globe.

    In keeping this commitment, today President Biden is pleased to announce that in December he will bring together leaders from a diverse group of the world's democracies at a virtual Summit for Democracy, to be followed in roughly a year's time by a second, in-person Summit. The virtual Summit, to take place on December 9 and 10, will galvanize commitments and initiatives across three principal themes: defending against authoritarianism, fighting corruption, and promoting respect for human rights. Following a year of consultation, coordination, and action, President Biden will then invite world leaders to gather once more to showcase progress made against their commitments. Both Summits will bring together heads of state, civil society, philanthropy, and the private sector, serving as an opportunity for world leaders to listen to one another and to their citizens, share successes, drive international collaboration, and speak honestly about the challenges facing democracy so as to collectively strengthen the foundation for democratic renewal.

    Find more HERE.


You can visit a collection of all White House posts by clicking HERE.


Go Back

HbAD0

Latest State and Federal

It should come as no surprise that the North Carolina Council for Women, whose mission it is to achieve equality for all NC women by advocating for education, health and safety, economic security, and social justice, supports women’s rights to make the reproductive decisions that are best for them
The General Assembly has voted to adjourn on Friday, July 1 to a date certain, meaning the 2021-2023 legislative biennium will not formally come to an end on Friday.
State employees with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a new ally in preparing for career advancement or change at their current job.
Program welcomes 13 North Carolina high school girls interested in exploring state government STEM careers
Voters in 15 North Carolina counties will go to the polls on July 26 in a mix of municipal general elections, runoff elections and, in Graham and Wake counties, second primaries for sheriff.
The General Assembly was full of activity this week with various committees acting on a myriad of policy legislation as the legislature looks to wind down committee work ahead of adjournment as early as the end of this month.
With the North Carolina House of Representatives today considering a bill to mandate that no voter be denied the ability to vote in the uniform required by their job
The start of this year’s competitive grants program of the Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment will begin July 1.
Ceremony will recognize nearly 100 state procurement professionals earning contract manager and purchaser certifications from 2020-2022

HbAD1

The General Assembly’s short session continued this week with committee work and floor sessions in both chambers. As policy work begins to wind down, the largest item still left on the table for the legislature to tackle is addressing 2022-2023 state budget adjustments.
Two voter advocacy organizations have begun sending mailings to nearly 450,000 North Carolinians to encourage them to register to vote.
On July 6, the North Carolina Local News Lab Fund at the North Carolina Community Foundation will open a new round of grant applications powered by expanded funding and partnerships.
The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) supports passage of House Bill 149 – Expanding Access to Healthcare, as passed by the NC Senate on June 2, 2022.
Celebrating our nation's symbol of history, freedom and democracy across the state
Members of the General Assembly continued working at a fast pace this week, moving bills quickly through committee and floor votes, in an effort to meet their self-imposed July 1 adjournment deadline.
The State Board of Elections has opened a written public comment period for a request by the North Carolina Republican Party for the State Board to authorize county boards of elections to scrutinize voter signatures on absentee ballot request forms and absentee ballot return envelopes.
The State Board of Elections on Thursday unanimously certified the results of the 2022 statewide primary and municipal elections, which were held on May 17.

HbAD2

The Beaufort County Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 7:00 PM in the boardroom located at 136 W. 2nd St., Washington, NC.
The General Assembly continued taking up significant, and at times controversial, policy items this week.
The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2022.
On Thursday, the Census Bureau released 2021 population estimates for municipalities.
The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2022.
Raleigh, NC – This week, state House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne) filed HB 1001, Uniformed Civil Service Act, to provide employment protections for members of the North Carolina Civil Air Patrol
Under state law, election officials must release the number of provisional ballots cast in each county by noon two days after each election.

HbAD3

 
Back to Top