We the People: Working Together began as a community effort in Swannanoa, North Carolina in February 2014, and has since expanded to other North Carolina communities.  This project seeks to build community through leadership development and civic engagement.  Click here to read more about how We the People: Together was started and see our Vision. Mission and Core Values.


Upcoming Events

“Let’s Discuss Education” March 23, 2017, 6 pm – 8pm at the Swannanoa Library.  Click here for more details.  Transportation, food and childcare provided. 

 

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We the People: Working Together

We the People: Working Together is an empowering community effort based in Western North Carolina striving to sustain civic justice for all. We the People is a project of Spirit in Action, a national non-profit dedicated to equality, justice, and community empowerment. Our experience is primarily in nonpartisan voter registration, education, and engagement. This project seeks to build community through leadership development and by listening to community members. Since January 2015, We the People, in collaboration with Warren Wilson students, have interviewed over 300 local residents about their communities, shared hopes, and concerns. Through these conversations, we have identified several major concerns within this low-income community, including: Revitalization of Downtown Swannanoa Lack of community events and get-togethers Poor roads and no sidewalks Lack of voter registration and education Not enough parks Poor public transportation Stray dogs Increase in drug use in the area Need for Public Education improvements Lack of trash/recycling options, resulting in litter Currently, we are partnering with people like you, so that we can build powerful community involvement in communities across North Carolina to tackle our collective concerns. We know that with honest conversations we can work together in a way that benefits everyone. We want to engage with everyone in the community to make sure that all of our voices are heard. Your voice has the power to benefit all families and contribute to improving your own life and the community, and we want to hear from you. Be a part of the decision-making process around issues that affect your lives. Tell us what you like about your community and what you would like to change. Share your vision for the future of this great state and tell us your ideas to fix some of your community concerns. Please contact us to have your voice heard!
We the People: Working Together
We the People: Working Together added 2 new photos.Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 4:19pm
Getting materials together for our #community meeting about #education!
We the People: Working Together
We the People: Working TogetherTuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 1:10pm
#foodforthought #healthinsurance #prenatalcoverage #viagra #titfortat

"Health insurance, like all insurance, works by pooling risks. The healthy subsidize the sick, who could be somebody else this year and you next year. Those risks include any kind of health care a person might need from birth to death — prenatal care through hospice. No individual is likely to need all of it, but we will all need some of it eventually.
So, as a middle-aged childless man you resent having to pay for maternity care or kids’ dental care. Shouldn’t turnabout be fair play? Shouldn’t pregnant women and kids be able to say, “Fine, but in that case why should we have to pay for your Viagra, or prostate cancer tests, or the heart attack and high blood pressure you are many times more likely to suffer from than we are?” Once you start down that road, it’s hard to know where to stop. If you slice and dice risks, eventually you don’t have a risk pool at all, and the whole idea of insurance falls apart…."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/03/09/is-that-not-correct-male-gop-lawmaker-asks-why-men-should-pay-for-prenatal-coverage/?utm_term=.c46803674c51

We the People: Working Together began as a community effort in Swannanoa, North Carolina in February 2014, and has since expanded to other North Carolina communities.  This project seeks to build community through leadership development and civic engagement.  Click here to read more about how We the People: Together was started and see our Vision. Mission and Core Values.


Upcoming Events

“Let’s Discuss Education” March 23, 2017, 6 pm – 8pm at the Swannanoa Library.  Click here for more details.  Transportation, food and childcare provided. 

 

Like us on Facebook

We the People: Working Together

We the People: Working Together is an empowering community effort based in Western North Carolina striving to sustain civic justice for all. We the People is a project of Spirit in Action, a national non-profit dedicated to equality, justice, and community empowerment. Our experience is primarily in nonpartisan voter registration, education, and engagement. This project seeks to build community through leadership development and by listening to community members. Since January 2015, We the People, in collaboration with Warren Wilson students, have interviewed over 300 local residents about their communities, shared hopes, and concerns. Through these conversations, we have identified several major concerns within this low-income community, including: Revitalization of Downtown Swannanoa Lack of community events and get-togethers Poor roads and no sidewalks Lack of voter registration and education Not enough parks Poor public transportation Stray dogs Increase in drug use in the area Need for Public Education improvements Lack of trash/recycling options, resulting in litter Currently, we are partnering with people like you, so that we can build powerful community involvement in communities across North Carolina to tackle our collective concerns. We know that with honest conversations we can work together in a way that benefits everyone. We want to engage with everyone in the community to make sure that all of our voices are heard. Your voice has the power to benefit all families and contribute to improving your own life and the community, and we want to hear from you. Be a part of the decision-making process around issues that affect your lives. Tell us what you like about your community and what you would like to change. Share your vision for the future of this great state and tell us your ideas to fix some of your community concerns. Please contact us to have your voice heard!
We the People: Working Together
We the People: Working Together added 2 new photos.Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 4:19pm
Getting materials together for our #community meeting about #education!
We the People: Working Together
We the People: Working TogetherTuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 1:10pm
#foodforthought #healthinsurance #prenatalcoverage #viagra #titfortat

"Health insurance, like all insurance, works by pooling risks. The healthy subsidize the sick, who could be somebody else this year and you next year. Those risks include any kind of health care a person might need from birth to death — prenatal care through hospice. No individual is likely to need all of it, but we will all need some of it eventually.
So, as a middle-aged childless man you resent having to pay for maternity care or kids’ dental care. Shouldn’t turnabout be fair play? Shouldn’t pregnant women and kids be able to say, “Fine, but in that case why should we have to pay for your Viagra, or prostate cancer tests, or the heart attack and high blood pressure you are many times more likely to suffer from than we are?” Once you start down that road, it’s hard to know where to stop. If you slice and dice risks, eventually you don’t have a risk pool at all, and the whole idea of insurance falls apart…."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/03/09/is-that-not-correct-male-gop-lawmaker-asks-why-men-should-pay-for-prenatal-coverage/?utm_term=.c46803674c51