Rather than getting rid of the patronage system and the good ole boy network like he promised during his campaign, NC's new Governor Pat McCrory has elevated pay-to-play politics to a whole new level. See the details at www.paytoplaypat.com
That's why a number of progressive and good government groups are pushing back by staging a rally outside one of the political fundraising events McCrory has lent his name to. Join us on Saturday, January 12 from 6 PM to 7 PM at 500 South Salisbury Street, outside an inaugural ball sponsored by the political group, the Foundation for North Carolina (F-NC). We want to send a message to the media and to the public: not everyone in North Carolina believes in pay-to-play politics! How bad is it? F-NC is currently selling memberships for $50,00 and $25,000 -- with members getting to meet with McCrory behind closed doors to discuss policy as just one membership benefit. More details, including resources you can share to help publicize the event, after the jump.
We'll supply the signs, all you have to do is show up. Come as you are or wear evening wear to make it more fun. Afterward, we'll be gathering at a nearby bar to relax, have a few beers and get to know one another. We'll talk about what we can do to unite, and to wake up North Carolina to the pay-to-play culture taking over Raleigh.
Please help us publicize this event and invite people you know using these resources:
Facebook Invite Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/245028832296488/
Pay-to-Play Pat Website: http://paytoplaypat.com/