In My Mind I’m Leavin’ Carolina

North Carolina, my “forever home”
state government has become a demolition derby
tearing down years of progress in public education, tax policy, racial equality

removes the tax deduction for dependents that register to vote at an address other than their parents’ home
some of the highest unemployment in the country
recent news of abortion measures and cuts to public education

awash with criticism this summer
bills that appear to run against the progressive streak
I’m not sure it’s where I want to build a life.

— All found lines

The Decline of North Carolina by NY Times Editorial Board
North Carolina’ Legislature’s Newest Trick is Suppressing the College Vote Through SB 667

An open letter to the North Carolina Legislature by Jamison Doran