jfhampt, rocking it! I recommend also subscribing to the Washington Post
. They've been putting out some great investigative journalism.
Dec 15, 2016: North Carolina GOP Undermining Incoming Governor in Surprise Session (Reference
)1. Call Republican leadership in NC:
Senate Pro Tempore Phil Berger: 919-733-5708
House Speaker Tim Moore: 919-733-3451
Sample script: "Hello, my name is ____. I’m calling because I oppose the surprise special session and the legislation filed that attempts to undermine the will of the voters and the powers of the Governor. It’s an insult to voters, and it undermines faith in our democracy. It’s unacceptable that this is happening with such little transparency and at taxpayers’ expense. If there are valid reasons for reforms to take place, those should be heard in the regular session, when there is time for citizen input. Thank you."
2. Join a nation-wide Twitter campaign
, exposing these undemocratic power-grabbing maneuvers. Below are some sample Tweets. Retweet anything with RiseNC or the hashtag #RespectOurVote
@NCGOP shamelessly proposed a new bill to undermine democracy at a late night special session tonight. We won't stand for it #RespectOurVote #ncpol #RiseNC #NCGA
@NCGOP delegitimizing the democratic process at special session tonight #RespectOurVote #ncpol #RiseNC #NCGA
We won't stand for this @NCGOP. Rise up North Carolina! This is what hijacking of democracy looks like #RespectOurVote #ncpol #RiseNC #NCGA
Laws written in secret with no debate or public comment are both illegal and undemocratic. Why the secrets, @NCGOP? #RespectOurVote #ncpol #RiseNC #NCGA3. Donate to the NC NAACP.
They have been on the frontlines for years.
4. If you live in North Carolina or know anyone who does, get people to go protest in person!