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Re: “Special Session Update: McCrory Signs SB 4, HB 17 Passes

Earlier this week the NC General Assembly convened an important special session to fund much-needed assistance for North Carolinians still struggling after Hurricane Matthew. Unfortunately, after addressing the needs of hurricane victims, the NCGA convened an additional special session and filed 28 surprise bills addressing a wide range of issues. We neither endorse nor oppose any particular bill that was introduced; there was insufficient time to study each bill and its potential consequences. Rather, we oppose the introduction of numerous unanticipated, non-emergency bills in a special session. This process does not allow adequate time for either lawmakers or the public to fully review and comment on proposed legislation.

League members spent four days observing Senate and House sessions. We visited the office of every Wake County senator and representative, had meetings with some, and sent emails to all of them. They are all aware of our position. North Carolinians deserve better than what we witnessed this past week.

Dianna Wynn
Communications Coordinator
League of Women Voters of Wake County

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Posted by Dianna Wynn on 12/17/2016 at 11:41 AM
Posted by theseatree on 12/17/2016 at 4:58 AM

Re: “It's Time for North Carolina Democrats to Fight Fire with Fire

Even better will be a coordinated attempt to disrupt the GOP members' places of business. Google their hometowns and protest them there as well. Hit them where it hurts-none of these clowns will be able to ignore us if we are everywhere. Protest outside of their homes-take the fight to them. Do not meekly stand by and wail about fairness, they do not care. Protest them where they worship, where they shop where they live. if they are entitled to wantonly impose their shit on our lives then they can reap what they sow.

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Posted by dudeoflife on 12/16/2016 at 11:05 PM

Re: “It's Time for North Carolina Democrats to Fight Fire with Fire

The legislature and McCrory should all be indicted with racketeering and subverting the will of the voters.

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Posted by Baruch on 12/16/2016 at 9:57 PM

Re: “It's Time for North Carolina Democrats to Fight Fire with Fire

@MX46 - At least Cooper would stack it with intelligent people who care. Not heartless individuals who have outdated agendas. It is 2016, not 1916. We should be moving forward as people, not driving back everything we have worked so hard to change.

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Posted by Raleigh Guy on 12/16/2016 at 3:51 PM

Re: “It's Time for North Carolina Democrats to Fight Fire with Fire

Sorry Indy. You're about 6 years too late on this... While you guys have been sippin' your PBR in your tight pants and too-small t-shirts, the Teapublicans have been ruining the State. But better late than never, I suppose...

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Posted by twatts1000 on 12/16/2016 at 2:18 PM

Re: “It's Time for North Carolina Democrats to Fight Fire with Fire

At least MX46 will agree that Breitbart is awful...

Posted by twatts1000 on 12/16/2016 at 2:16 PM

Re: “It's Time for North Carolina Democrats to Fight Fire with Fire

Anyone who ends a statement with "Sad" is a brainwashed Trumpster.

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Posted by heartNC on 12/16/2016 at 1:33 PM

Re: “It's Time for North Carolina Democrats to Fight Fire with Fire

This editor and the idiots protesting must have short memories. Including Cooper. Sad…

The Indy has turned into the local Democratic version Breitbart. It's awful.

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Posted by MX46 on 12/16/2016 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Special Session Part II: "This Is as Serious as It Gets in North Carolina"

OK, so please provide concrete things we can do to stop them.

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Posted by Jill C. on 12/15/2016 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Special Session Part II: "This Is as Serious as It Gets in North Carolina"

Coup d'State !
NC Senate leader Vladimir Putin Jr and House Speaker Boris Badenov plan their catchall gum up all bill Governor's Operating Powers Stolen, Taken Or Prevented (GOPSTOP) bill, saying it proves your vote means nothing if it's not counted for a right wing Republican.

George W

Posted by George W on 12/15/2016 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Here's What Happened at the General Assembly Yesterday, and What Might Happen Next

This GOP legislature shows disdain for democratic institutions. It wants power and takes it by any means necessary. Gone are the good of the people, public service, bipartisanship, decency, and fair play. I'm so sad to see my chosen state destroyed like this.

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Posted by chappa hillian on 12/15/2016 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Stay Tuned for Shenanigans: The General Assembly Just Called Another Special Session

This is the most unethical team of legislatures In decades.

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Posted by Jake 1 on 12/14/2016 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Bye Bye, Triangle Brewing Company, Which Is Closing Its Doors After Nearly a Decade

I noticed a couple of stores in Raleigh still sell the Golden Ale. Can you tell me all the stores that might still carry it? I'm not much of a beer drinker but this was the best beer I've ever had.

Posted by Jimesha on 12/13/2016 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Uber Really, Really Doesn’t Pay Very Well, According to a Lawsuit Filed in North Carolina

There are currently 14 drivers officially signed up as plaintiffs in this case as of 12/9/16.

Posted by Barry Mota on 12/09/2016 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Raleigh Approves Oak City Outreach Center Funding

That is not SE Raleigh.........

Posted by arthurb3 on 12/07/2016 at 2:44 PM

Re: “In Shock Move, Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes Resigns

Politics is the art of the possible. Sometimes the hardest thing for a political neophyte to withstand is only getting 95% of what you asked for. Some people just don't know how to take yes for an answer. I hope Ms. Holmes reconsiders quickly. I would hate to see someone that passionate and effective, throw away a budding political career.

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Posted by Raymond Voigt on 12/06/2016 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Breaking: Pat McCrory Concedes Governor's Race

I'm honestly surprised. I had expected that he would only accept if the vote flipped.

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Posted by AgentDani on 12/05/2016 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Durham Councilwoman: Why Are Cops Involved in Frank Clark Shooting Still on Force?

Thank you Councilwoman Jillian Johnson for your powerful courage to speak out the truth for us all who do not have a voice and cannot force those in power to listen to us. That's also why you received overwhelming support to win your position. Continue speaking out in truth for us all!

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Posted by Mariam Whitelle on 12/05/2016 at 10:14 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Profiles in Courage

Energy Transfer Partners said this changes nothing and they're going to drill anyway --…

That General Assembly Special Session could be where McCrory might be planning on packing the N.C. Supreme Court with two extra seats, shifting it from 4/3 pro-Democrat (which would help soon-to-be Gov. Roy Cooper slightly to counterbalance the Republican supermajority in both the NC House of Representatives and the NC Senate) to 5/4 pro-Republican.

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Posted by Jon Howell on 12/05/2016 at 9:11 AM

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