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Asheville Green Drinks | Downtown Asheville's popular local networking party — long known for its inspiring talks by speakers knowledgeable in all things green — is now "rebooting," explains executive director Joe Malki. In the meantime, he encourages supporters to attend monthly meetups at The Block off Biltmore | ashevillegreendrinks.com | More>

Canary Coalition | A highly regarded grassroots organization led by Avram Friedman continues the good fight for clean air in the region | canarycoalition.org | More>

Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods | Largest group of city residents who address quality of life issues | ashevillecan.org |  More>

Firestorm Cafe & Books | Previously located in Downtown Asheville, this favorite hub for many grassroots groups and activists has moved to nice digs in West Asheville. | firestormcafe.com | More>

League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County | Each election cycle, known for organizing public debates of the candidates | More>

Mountain Area Information Network | M.A.I.N. provides news and views of interest to area residents | main.nc.us | More>

Veterans For Peace | veteransforpeace.org | More>

WENOCA | Sierra Club of Western North Carolina | One of the region's oldest and most influential environmental group's | wenoca.org | More>


CURRENT NEWS

Veterans For Peace reject Trump's 2018 military budget, ask Americans to sign petition
Instead of a military buildup, the national group of activist veterans with an active Asheville chapter, known as Veterans for Peace, encourages the U.S. Congress to decrease spending on the military and "to increase spending on human needs at home and abroad."  They are now asking Americans to sign an online petition aimed at Republican and Democratic congressmen to "fund people's needs, not Trump's military greed." | veteransforpeace.org | More>


Feedback for United Airlines? A questionable corporate action on a United Airlines flight has found a new and horrible way to outrage not only Americans, but Asian citizens as well. Given public outcry against United's violent removal of a passenger, the "Fly The Bloody Skies of Disunited" airline does not have a Violence Department to address your concerns if you fly United out of Asheville, but offers its Customer Care Department for your comments: More>

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