Dear Blue NCers,
I need your help this afternoon and hope some of you can spare five minutes to call your NC Senator. Here's the story: a provision to expand Voter-Owned Elections to more Council of State races was included in ethics reform bill H-961 that cleared committee yesterday. Financing provisions specify the VOE programs would be paid for through very small (as in $5) increases in already existing fees imposed on entities doing business with Council of State offices. We expect this bill to come to a vote late this afternoon. However, despite the fact that taxes will not be used for the proposed VOE programs, Americans For Prosperity has unleashed their usual knee-jerk robocall campaign asking members to protest the VOE provision on the grounds of "not wanting their taxes to be raised for this purpose."
We need sane, rational, polite, thinking constituents to balance out this flood of phone calls with their own respectful calls in support of the VOE provisions. Please help us by calling 919-733-7928 and leaving a message for your state Senator saying you support H-961, especially the Voter-Owned Elections provision. If you aren't sure who to call, start here. Thanks SO MUCH if you can help!! Would love it even more if you spread the word to your friends and let me know you called so I can keep hope alive....
BlueNC is dedicated to making North Carolina a more progressive and prosperous state. If your intention is to disrupt this effort, please find somewhere else to express your opinions.