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We will examine CRT and discuss the mystique behind the GOP "backlash" and response
We will examine CRT and discuss the mystique behind the GOP "backlash" and response
 
For those who aren't familiar with Margaret Sanger and her influence on the Eugenics movement and on the Women's Rights movement, here is an excellent article
For those who aren't familiar with Margaret Sanger and her influence on the Eugenics movement and on the Women's Rights movement, here is an excellent article
 
In the Senate, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) has continued to work to bring justice to the victims of North Carolina's state-run eugenics and sterilization program
In the Senate, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) has continued to work to bring justice to the victims of North Carolina's state-run eugenics and sterilization program
 
Today, President Obama signed S. 1698, the Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act into law...
Today, President Obama signed S. 1698, the Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act into law...
 
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) released a video explaining what motivated him to pursue eugenics compensation legislation in North Carolina, and what prompted him to introduce federal legislation to protect the compensation payments of eugenics victims in North Carolina.
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) released a video explaining what motivated him to pursue eugenics compensation legislation in North Carolina, and what prompted him to introduce federal legislation to protect the compensation payments of eugenics victims in North Carolina.
 
The Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act will help protect living eugenics victims receiving compensation payments by excluding their payments from being used in determining eligibility for, or the amount of, federal public benefits.
The Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act will help protect living eugenics victims receiving compensation payments by excluding their payments from being used in determining eligibility for, or the amount of, federal public benefits.
 
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded the passage of a House bill to delay payment cuts for rural Dural Medical Equipment (DME) providers in non-competitive bid areas
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded the passage of a House bill to delay payment cuts for rural Dural Medical Equipment (DME) providers in non-competitive bid areas
 
Between 1933 and 1977 the State of North Carolina authorized the involuntary sterilization of more than 8,000 people, most of whom were women
Between 1933 and 1977 the State of North Carolina authorized the involuntary sterilization of more than 8,000 people, most of whom were women
 
Today, members of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee successfully agreed to send The Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act out of committee and to the House floor for an upcoming vote. The bipartisan legislation, originally...
Today, members of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee successfully agreed to send The Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act out of committee and to the House floor for an upcoming vote. The bipartisan legislation, originally...
 
Last night, the Senate unanimously passed The Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act, legislation introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Tom Carper (D-DE) that excludes payments from state eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining federal benefits...
Last night, the Senate unanimously passed The Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act, legislation introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Tom Carper (D-DE) that excludes payments from state eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining federal benefits...
 
In 1947, 14-year old Willis Lynch of Littleton, North Carolina was asked by a nurse to sing a song as she placed a mask over his face. Lynch unknowingly inhaled an anesthetic, and then underwent a vasectomy procedure without his consent.
In 1947, 14-year old Willis Lynch of Littleton, North Carolina was asked by a nurse to sing a song as she placed a mask over his face. Lynch unknowingly inhaled an anesthetic, and then underwent a vasectomy procedure without his consent.
 
Last week, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced, “The Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act.” This legislation is vital to restoring justice to the victims of this heinous government run program.
Last week, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced, “The Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act.” This legislation is vital to restoring justice to the victims of this heinous government run program.
 
Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced "The Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act," which would exclude payments from state eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining federal benefits
Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced "The Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act," which would exclude payments from state eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining federal benefits
 
Then-speaker Thom Tillis, Skip Stam, the Black Caucus, and The John Locke Foundation were all quite passionate about passing reparations for people sterilized by the state of North Carolina from the 20s to the 70s.
Then-speaker Thom Tillis, Skip Stam, the Black Caucus, and The John Locke Foundation were all quite passionate about passing reparations for people sterilized by the state of North Carolina from the 20s to the 70s.
 
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that initial payments will be mailed to the victims of the Eugenics Board of North Carolina. The payments were made possible when Governor McCrory signed the budget bill that included funding championed by former Representative Larry Womble and other legislators.
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that initial payments will be mailed to the victims of the Eugenics Board of North Carolina. The payments were made possible when Governor McCrory signed the budget bill that included funding championed by former Representative Larry Womble and other legislators.
 
An important deadline for compensating victims of North Carolina's forced-sterilization program may pass with very few victims qualifying. That isn't good news.
An important deadline for compensating victims of North Carolina's forced-sterilization program may pass with very few victims qualifying. That isn't good news.
 
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following press statement this morning concerning the Senate's budget proposal
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following press statement this morning concerning the Senate's budget proposal
 
One stark difference between the GOP Senate budget plan and the one proposed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory is money to compensate victims of North Carolina's eugenics program.
One stark difference between the GOP Senate budget plan and the one proposed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory is money to compensate victims of North Carolina's eugenics program.
 
Although the sterilization laws were passed in 1919 and 1929, the Eugenics Board was organized in July 1933. In four short months, the Board started receiving petitions to sterilize North Carolinians.
Although the sterilization laws were passed in 1919 and 1929, the Eugenics Board was organized in July 1933. In four short months, the Board started receiving petitions to sterilize North Carolinians.
 
From 1929 to 1977, the State of North Carolina forcibly sterilized about 7,600 of her own people for possessing "undesirable" genetic traits in the name of eugenics.
From 1929 to 1977, the State of North Carolina forcibly sterilized about 7,600 of her own people for possessing "undesirable" genetic traits in the name of eugenics.
 
Legislative Democrats did not give the GOP high marks, citing a host of differences in philosophy and approach and that the new laws would result in ineffective or even harmful policies.
Legislative Democrats did not give the GOP high marks, citing a host of differences in philosophy and approach and that the new laws would result in ineffective or even harmful policies.
 
As I observed yesterday, the new budget plan for 2012-13 contains many good provisions. I admit to being frustrated, however, at the unwillingness of conferees to include $10 million to compensate victims of North Carolina's forced-sterilization program.
As I observed yesterday, the new budget plan for 2012-13 contains many good provisions. I admit to being frustrated, however, at the unwillingness of conferees to include $10 million to compensate victims of North Carolina's forced-sterilization program.
 
The General Assembly has completed its work on the state's nearly $20.2 billion General Fund budget. It's now on Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's desk.
The General Assembly has completed its work on the state's nearly $20.2 billion General Fund budget. It's now on Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's desk.
 
House and Senate budget negotiators have reached a compromise $20.2 billion General Fund budget deal for the upcoming fiscal year that provides 1.2 percent raises to state employees and teachers while restoring $251 million in previous cuts to public education.
House and Senate budget negotiators have reached a compromise $20.2 billion General Fund budget deal for the upcoming fiscal year that provides 1.2 percent raises to state employees and teachers while restoring $251 million in previous cuts to public education.
 
Prospects for compensating victims of a decades long forced sterilization program dimmed this week when the state Senate defeated a measure that would have inserted $11 million into the budget to pay for the compensation.
Prospects for compensating victims of a decades long forced sterilization program dimmed this week when the state Senate defeated a measure that would have inserted $11 million into the budget to pay for the compensation.
 
From 1929 to 1974, more than 7,000 forced sterilizations were performed in North Carolina. The state-sponsored Eugenics Board, which was responsible for ordering sterilizations sanctioned by the government, was not abolished until 1977.
From 1929 to 1974, more than 7,000 forced sterilizations were performed in North Carolina. The state-sponsored Eugenics Board, which was responsible for ordering sterilizations sanctioned by the government, was not abolished until 1977.
 
Compensation could soon be on its way to victims of North Carolina's involuntary sterilization program that was in operation in the state for decades.
Compensation could soon be on its way to victims of North Carolina's involuntary sterilization program that was in operation in the state for decades.
 
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