On Wednesday, the Executive Committee of the Young Democrats of North Carolina voted unanimously to voice our "unqualified support" for Governor Bev Perdue.
As the Chair of our Platform & Resolutions Committee, I believe it is imperative for us to show our support for Governor Perdue and stand with her. Her leadership has made a difference in the lives of many Young Democrats - including mine.
As a student of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, I am deeply grateful for Governor Perdue's efforts to protect my access to education. As with all North Carolinians, education enables my self-empowerment and makes me a more qualified member of the workforce. Because of Governor Perdue's tireless fight to secure access to education, North Carolina is home to one of the most educated workforces in America. Our education system attracts and keeps businesses that provide vital jobs to North Carolinians.
In this election year fraught with political extremism, the last thing we want to do is give Republicans complete control of our government. The consequences of losing Governor Perdue could not be clearer: access to education will be eroded, and our state's progress will be dramatically reversed.
You can read the text of our resolution below. We hope you'll stand with us as we stand with the Governor.
Gabriel Seth Koch
Platform & Resolutions Committee Chair
A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING GOVERNOR BEVERLY EAVES PERDUE
WHEREAS Lieutenant Governor Beverly Eaves Perdue won the Democratic Nomination for Governor on May 6, 2008; won the Gubernatorial Election on November 4, 2008; and assumed the office of Governor on January 10, 2009;
WHEREAS Governor Perdue's strong leadership brings thousands of jobs to North Carolina;
WHEREAS the keystone of Our Governor's leadership is her strong and vocal support for public education at all levels;
WHEREAS Our Governor stands resolute in opposition to disastrous cuts to education; attacks on our educators and state employees; and legislation that threatens our civil rights and civil liberties;
WHEREAS Our Governor used her veto power judiciously and wisely to protect North Carolina from the North Carolina General Assembly's worst missteps;
WHEREAS Our Governor shares our values, including our stated belief that "Our state must have an outstanding education system in order to produce an informed community, to promote economic development, and to build an economic future characterized by high-skill and high-wage employment;"
WHEREAS Our Governor stood up for us, and it is only just that Young Democrats stand up for her;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Young Democrats of North Carolina hereby voices its unqualified support of Our Governor, Beverly Eaves Perdue.
Gabriel Seth Koch
Platform & Resolutions Chair
Passed Unanimously by the Executive Committee of the YDNC
Wednesday, January 11, 2012