2017 Precinct Organization Meetings

In the month since Donald Trump has been President, he has attacked and disregarded the institutions of democracy.   Many of you have responded by answering our calls to contact your legislators or joined in marches to resist oppression.  But we also need to fight here in Randolph County to elect trustworthy office holders at all levels of government from city and county to federal.

We are asking all Randolph County Democrats to join us as we organize our 22 precincts.  This year we are holding precinct meetings in more than one location and on more than one day to make it easier for everyone to attend.  If you do not know your precinct, you can find it on the State Board of Election’s Voter Information Page.  (It’s listed in the righthand column under “Jurisdictions”.)

Please make every effort to attend. The meetings are fairly short and you will get to meet some of your neighbors that you might not otherwise have gotten to meet. In fact, bring your own neighbor, too!

If you have any questions, please email us at RandolphDem@gmail.com. We will be happy to answer them for you.

The following precincts will meet at 10:30 am this Saturday, Feb. 25th, in the downstairs meeting room of the Asheboro Public Library, immediately following the Randolph County Democratic Women’s meeting. The monthly Democratic Women’s meeting is open to all Randolph Co. Democrats, so feel free to come early and visit for a bit.

  • Asheboro East
  • Asheboro North 
  • Asheboro South 
  • Asheboro West
  • Back Creek 
  • Grant 
  • Union Grove

 

Look for another announcement in the next couple of days detailing the meeting times and locations for the following precincts:

  • Archdale
  • Deep River
  • Level Cross
  • Liberty
  • New Market
  • Providence
  • Ramseur
  • Randleman
  • Southeast
  • Southern
  • Southwest
  • Staley
  • Tabernacle
  • Trinity
  • Trinity Tabernacle

We need each and every one of you to help us chart a course for Randolph County, our state, and our nation.  We hope to see you at your meeting!

FRIDAY 2/24/17 CALLS TO ACTION: Nyet, comrade, no investigation for you!

Mitch McConnell, Jason Chaffetz and other leading GOP lawmakers think the nation should move past investigating Trump’s Russian ties. However, Republican leaders of conscience such as John McCain, along with Democrats and concerned citizens of all political stripes think it absolutely imperative to fully investigate Russia’s meddling in our electoral process, and exactly what contact was made between key Trump aides and Russian operatives. We just don’t know what happened, and only a select, bipartisan committee will have the scope and authority to get at issues of grave national security.

CALL CONGRESS TO DEMAND A WIDER RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Hello, I am a constituent in Randolph County, zip code______. I am calling to urge Rep. / Senator ___________ to call for the creation of a select committee to thoroughly investigate possibly illegal and unethical ties to Russia that may exist between the Trump administration, his transition team, and his campaign.

http://www.burr.senate.gov/contact/office-locations

https://www.tillis.senate.gov/pu…/index.cfm/office-locations

“Killing nutrition standards and voucherizing schools. Ginny, I think I’m in love.” said Paul, batting his eyelashes.

CALL YOUR US HOUSE REP TO OPPOSE HR 610

In the House of Representatives, North Carolina’s Virginia Foxx is promoting a bill that would directly assault public schools by funding voucher programs, while at the same time diluting nutritional standards for school meals. As the fiercely anti-public school Betsy DeVos takes over the education department, it is now more important than ever to protect full, fair, and equitable funding for public education.

:
Hello, I am a constituent in zip code______ I am not a paid protester. I am calling to urge Rep. _________________ to vote against Virginia Foxx’s HR 610, which provides funding to create a national school voucher program. School vouchers will gut our public education system and will be especially harmful for students in rural communities where there are fewer options for students. I am also very concerned about the removal of nutritional standards in school lunches. Please urge Rep. _______________ to oppose HR 610.
House contacts:
http://www.house.gov/representatives/

Don’t forget about Precinct Organization!

http://randolphcountydems.org/2017-precinct-organization-meetings/

Tomorrow morning in the downstairs meeting room of the Asheboro Library, immediately following the Randolph County Democratic Women’s breakfast meeting. The Dem Women’s meeting will begin at 9:30 and is open to all Democrats. You’re invited to come and bring a breakfast item to share if you like. The following precincts will be organizing tomorrow:
  • Asheboro East
  • Asheboro North 
  • Asheboro South 
  • Asheboro West
  • Back Creek 
  • Grant 
  • Union Grove

The schedule for the remainder of Randolph County precinct meetings will be announced very soon.

THURSDAY 2/23/17 CALLS TO ACTION: Support a good bill!

When someone puts forward a good bill we want to make sure we support it and ask our legislators in Raleigh to support it also.
HB 99 Anti-Discrimination Bill

Police killings in minority communities. The systematic profiling and targeting of people of color by law enforcement across. Lack of specific diversity and non-discrimination training for police and the lack of a statistical record of police homicides so that the problem can be scientifically studied. HB 99 specifically addresses each of these concerns. Issues of systemic racial bias in policing have been felt for years in marginalized communities, and are reflected in those communities’ disproportionate rates of incarceration. This bill takes on new urgency as the NCGOP has proposed legislation that makes it easier to target and round up immigrants, and the Trump administration begins wholesale deportations.

Script:

Hi, My name is ________ and I’m a constituent from____________ and I want to voice my support for HB 99, the Anti-discrimination Act. It is important to remove racial profiling from police work in minority and immigrant communities. Officers should be trained in how to avoid discrimination, and police departments should keep statistics about police killings of civilians. I urge Senator/Representative ___________ support HB 99. Thank you.


Support Roy Cooper’s proposed increase for teacher salary.

Cooper outlines plan to raise NC teacher pay to national average

Teachers have been treated with outright contempt by the NCGA in recent years, as budgets have frozen teacher salaries, increased the length of the school year, eliminated extra pay for advanced degrees, favored new teacher pay over that for mid-career professionals, and mandated onerous and poorly conceived requirements on schools and teachers. As a consequence, teacher pay fell to 41st in the nation in 2015, teachers fled the state in record numbers, and master’s programs at our top schools floundered. Roy Cooper’s budget gets us in the right direction towards putting North Carolina on par with national averages for teacher pay. This is the only way North Carolina can attract and retain top talent in teaching. We must, for our children and our future, ensure that North Carolina has top quality teachers.

Script:

I support Roy Cooper’s proposal to increase teacher pay by 10% over the next two years. It is critical that we attract and retain teachers to our state, where we now face a shortage, particularly in underserved communities due to recent NCGA budget cuts to schools and salary freezes for teachers. I ask Rep. / Senator ____________ to support this budget proposal.

 

NoDAPL – Standing Rock

Don’t forget the water protectors from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. They were forced out of their camp yesterday by police.  “The camp has been home to demonstrators for six months as they tried to thwart construction of the pipeline. Many of the protesters planned to go peacefully, but authorities were prepared to arrest others who said they would defy the deadline in a final show of dissent.”

Last Remnants of Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp Are Engulfed in Flames

According to the article, some of the protesters will move to other camps and continue the protest. If you’d like to donate to help their protest, click HERE.

 

EVENTS:

Precinct organization meetings at Asheboro Library Saturday February 25, 10:30am, downstairs meeting room.

  • Asheboro East
  • Asheboro North 
  • Asheboro South 
  • Asheboro West
  • Back Creek 
  • Grant 
  • Union Grove

WEDNESDAY 2/22/17 CALLS TO ACTION: Bad bills everywhere!

Having solved all other problems in the state, the NCGA has decided to float yet another round of bad bills that tighten the screws on already marginalized immigrant communities, who are already terrorized by Trump’s executive orders and mass roundups. Another terrible bill furthers the misleading idea that voter fraud is a problem (it’s not), when in fact voter suppression (to benefit the GOP) is the real aim. Another bill attacks women’s reproductive health, just because they can’t get enough of telling women what to do with their own bodies. And finally, there is a bill making it legal to carry a concealed gun without a permit. Of course, these are not all of the bills put forward, but there’s not room to put them all here. Please contact your representatives in the General Assembly. Pick your least favorite bill, pick two, or call on them all if you are feeling ambitious. Ask them to oppose these wasteful, hateful bills.

NC House Bill 35:

Hello Sen./Rep. ______________. I am a constituent calling to express my concern about House Bill 35. This bill would require even the smallest businesses to use the eVerify system, creating unnecessary burdens for these companies. It would also prevent cities from declaring themselves sanctuaries, essentially grabbing more power away from municipalities, just like HB2 does. Instead of scapegoating immigrants, we should work on comprehensive immigration reform that is just, humane, and economically beneficial. Please tell Sen./Rep. _______________ to oppose HB 35.

 

NC Senate Bill 38:

Hi, I am a constituent and I am calling to tell Sen./Rep. _______________ to oppose SB 38. The bill would allow any registered voter of the same county to contest a voter’s absentee ballot [ask if they support the bill]. The bill would encourage the kinds of dubious challenges to voters that the McCrory campaign unsuccessfully tried. Voter suppression, not fraud, is the real problem with our elections. Please tell Sen./Rep. _______________ to vote against SB 38.

 

NC House Bill 62

I am a constituent in zip code ______ I am calling to voice my opposition to House Bill 62 which requires doctors to dispense unproven medical advice to women seeking safe early term abortions using medication, adding unnecessary burdens and potentially increasing late term abortions. This bill is yet another in a series of attacks against women’s reproductive health put forth by members of the NCGA. Please ask Sen/Rep________ to vote no on this bill. Thank you for your time.

 

NC House Bill 69:

I am a constituent from zip code ____________ and I am calling to tell Sen/Rep. _______________ to vote against House Bill 69, which would make it legal for people to carry a concealed handgun in North Carolina without a permit. This is an incredibly dangerous bill that would make our public spaces less safe and would allow people without training to have the ability to carry a handgun. Please urge Sen./Rep. ________________ to vote against this bill. Thank you so much for your time.

 

NC House Bill 63:

I am a constituent calling to oppose HB 63. This bill threatens the state with lawsuits, because it invites racial profiling and violates the fourth amendment to the Constitution. The bill needlessly and significantly increases penalties for using false documentation in a way that deliberately and cruelly targets immigrants. HB 63 makes it much easier for a person to be deported without having even committed a crime. Please tell Rep./Senator ________________ to speak out in opposition to this bill. Thank you, and please record my call.

House contact info:
http://www.ncleg.net/gascrip…/members/reports/room-phone.pl…

Senate contact info
http://www.ncleg.net/gascrip…/members/reports/room-phone.pl…

Find your reps
http://www.ncleg.net/representation/WhoRepresentsMe.aspx

Precinct Organization

 

Don’t forget precinct organization is going on now! Click HERE for more information.

TUESDAY CALLS TO ACTION: Congress Gone Fishin’

FEDERAL

Town Halls


Because the US Congress is not in session this week it won’t do us much good to call them, however you can continue to call Sens. Burr & Tillis as well as Rep. Walker at their local offices to request town halls. 

Sen. Tillis has confirmed that he will be attending a Durham Chamber of Commerce Meet & Greet on March 6th. Cost is $25/person. So, I guess we’ve learned that if you’re a business entity who will put up a pay wall and shield him from the riff raff public, Sen. Tillis will be happy to come talk to you.

Protesters left a message for Sen Richard Burr outside his Winston-Salem office.

As Congress recesses, GOP members go MIA in the Triad

STATE:

Four North Carolina lawmakers are sponsoring a bill (filed last week in the NC house) that will prohibit police/law enforcement from racially profiling, require that police collect statistics on people killed by police, and require anti-discrimination training. The bill is discussed in more detail in an article on the front page of the Winston Salem Journal this Monday
http://www.journalnow.com/…/article_f0a020db-6d0e-579e-a287…

We need more accountability for police, since our very own Rep. Allen McNeill, House 78 got his bill (HB 972) passed last year that exempted law enforcement body cam footage from being considered public record.

Call your NCGA rep and tell them:
Hi, My name is ________ and I’m a constituent from____________. I read the Winston-Salem Journal article about House Bill 99 this morning and wanted to voice my support for the Anti-descrimination act of 2017. I believe that accountability and transparency within the police force make our communities safer. I hope that Senator/Representative ___________ will consider supporting the HB 99. Thank you, _____________.

NC Senate list:
http://www.ncleg.net/gascrip…/members/reports/room-phone.pl…

NC House list:
http://www.ncleg.net/gascrip…/members/reports/room-phone.pl…

Upcoming Events:

Randolph County Democratic Party will be having Precinct Organization Meetings for the following precincts on Saturday February 25, 2017 in the downstairs meeting room at the Asheboro Library:

  • Asheboro East
  • Asheboro North 
  • Asheboro South 
  • Asheboro West
  • Back Creek 
  • Grant 
  • Union Grove

Precinct meetings will begin at 10:30am, immediately following the RC Democratic Women‘s monthly meeting, which begins at 9:00am. All Randolph County Democrats are welcome to attend the Dem Women meeting. Bring a breakfast item to share if you like. Please make plans to attend!

Visit this link for details on other Precinct Organization Meetings coming up soon.

MONDAY 2/20/17 CALLS TO ACTION: Presidents’ Day Edition

Good morning, folks. It’s Presidents’ Day and I can’t help but think that Washington and Lincoln are spinning in their graves at the state we’ve gotten ourselves in. So, let’s do something that would make the Founding Fathers proud: let’s protest!

 

State:

Call the Governor’s office.

Governor Roy Cooper – (919) 814-2000

Script: Hi! I’m a constituent from Randolph County calling. I’m concerned about Scott Pruitt’s appointment to the Environmental Protection Administration. Since he will not pursue the planet’s best interests, I’m asking Governor Cooper to make a public statement about our climate crisis and support efforts in in North Carolina and around the world to reverse the trend. 

 

Federal

Support legislation that prevents presidential conflicts of interest.

Call all three members of Congress – Sens. Richard Burr & Thom Tillis, Rep. Mark Walker 

Script: Hi! I’m from Randolph County _ZIP_ and calling about two issues related to presidential conflicts of interest. First, I support the proposed bi-partisan bill that requires congressional approval of Russian sanctions. Secondly, I would like _________ to make a public statement of support for bills introduced recently in the Senate and House requiring the president to disclose and divest himself of financial conflicts of interest. Thank you.

 

Ask Sen. Burr and Sen. Tillis to oppose Perry, Zinke, and Ross cabinet appointments.

Note: Ross vote is Feb 27, Zinke is March, and Perry is not scheduled.

Script: Hi! I’m from Randolph County, _ZIP_ and am calling Sen ____ to express my opposition to three cabinet appointments coming up for a vote.

The first is Rick Perry, Energy Dept. nomineefor his ties to the oil industry. 

The second is billionaire Wilbur Ross, nominee for Commerce Secretary, who has deep financial ties to Russia.

And finally Ryan Zinke, Dept. of the Interior nominee, who supports opening public lands to energy development.

I am asking that Senator ___________ vote “NO” on these appointees. Thank you. 

Trump taps former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to head Energy Department he once vowed to abolish

Here’s Another Trump Cabinet Pick With Close Financial Ties to Russians

Public Lands and Environment under Interior Nominee Zinke: A Mixed Bag

Postcards:

Did you know that you can send any stamped piece of paper as a postcard, as long as it’s cut to the right dimensions? Use the addresses provided HERE, to send a postcard to your congresspersons.

DONATE!

We have to have independent districts if we are ever to have our voices heard. Please consider donating to these efforts!
http://www.endgerrymanderingnow.com/

Also, please consider donating to your local Democratic Party.
Donate to Randolph County Democratic Party

Events:

This should be interesting!

EMPTY CHAIR TOWNHALL in CARY

Indivisible Triangle Daily Call to Action is hosting a Town Hall Event on Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 6 p.m. We have extended invitations to Sen. Tillis and Sen. Burr and other local representatives but it appears unlikely they will attend. We are following recommendations from Indivisible and the Women’s March to hold an “empty chair” town hall meeting. Our goal is to have some speakers and constructive discussion amongst attendees. We also intend to put out press releases, a political service announcement, and follow up with media to show to all that our reps will not meet with their constituents in spite of repeated requests.

https://www.facebook.com/events/223237678147708/

 

FRIDAY 2/17/17 CALLS TO ACTION: We are better than this.

So what did y’all think of the infamous press conference yesterday? Pretty crazy, huh? It is becoming more and more obvious that the President is unhinged. Keep on talking to your legislators, letting them know that we oppose the racist, sexist, anti-worker, anti-environment, anti-immigrant, pro-Putin, pro-election tampering, unAmerican agenda that the Trump administration has put forth.

We are better than this.

 

Federal:

This is our last chance to block this guy. Scott Pruitt wants to dismantle the EPA Lets FLOOD it today with calls opposing him. Let lawmakers know we are WATCHING!!! KEEP UP THE PRESSURE! Please lets TWEET, CALL, EMAIL, FAX, Let’s do it all today!

 

Scott Pruitt, EPA nomination:

I am a constituent from Randolph County, concerned about President Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt to Head the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt would dramatically weaken the ability of the EPA to enforce environmental regulations, a significant problem for North Carolina given the recent issues with the coal ash leaks into our water. Pruitt denies that climate change is happening and that human activity is a major cause, and his inaction on this issue could cause irreparable damage to the Outer Banks. I urge Senator_________ to oppose the proposed nomination of Mr. Pruitt and to speak out against it forcefully.

Senator Richard Burr
Washington, DC: (202) 224-3154 Fax: (202) 228-2981
Asheville: (828) 350-2437 Fax: (828) 350-2439
Wilmington: (910) 251-1058 Fax: (910) 251-7975
Gastonia: (704) 833-0854
Winston-Salem: (336) 631-5125 Fax: (202) 228-2981
Rocky Mount: (202) 224-3154 Fax: (252) 977-7902
217 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Senator Thom Tillis
Washington, DC: (202) 224-6342 Fax: (202) 228-2563
Charlotte: (704)509-9087 Fax: 704-509-9162
Greenville: (252) 329-0371 Fax: (252) 329-0290
Hendersonville: (828) 693-8750 Fax: (828) 693-9724
High Point: (336) 885-0685 Fax: (336) 885-0692
Raleigh: (919) 856-4630 Fax: (919) 856-4053
185 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

State:

House Bill 35 – PDF Text of HB35

Hello Sen./Rep. ______________. I am a constituent calling from Randolph County to express my concern about House Bill 35. This bill would require even the smallest businesses to use the eVerify system, creating unnecessary burdens for these companies. It would also essentially ban the concept of “sanctuary cities,” preventing cities from determining how they will govern themselves. Instead of scapegoating immigrants, we should work on growing our economy. Please tell Sen./Rep. _______________ to oppose HB 35.

Pat Hurley House Dist. 70
919-733-5865
Pat.Hurley@ncleg.net
N.C. House of Representatives
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 532
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Allen McNeill House Dist. 78
919-715-4946
Allen.McNeill@ncleg.net
N.C. House of Representatives
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 418C
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Rick Gunn Senate Dist. 24
(919) 301-1446
Rick.Gunn@ncleg.net
N.C. Senate
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 523
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Jerry Tillman Senate Dist. 29
(919) 733-5870
Jerry.Tillman@ncleg.net
N.C. Senate
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 309
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

NC Senate list:
http://www.ncleg.net/gascrip…/members/reports/room-phone.pl…

NC House list:
http://www.ncleg.net/gascrip…/members/reports/room-phone.pl…

 

Events

There is an anti-HB2 protest in Charlotte on Sunday next to TWC arena where the Bobcats play. NC colleges and universities have applied to host over 130 NCAA championship events. If HB2 is not repealed, NC will be shut out of all of them.

It’s time to stop this insanity and eject HB2. It’s bad for basketball, bad for business, and terrible for our state’s reputation.

Anti-HB2 Protest Facebook Event Information

Feb 22 you can join Equality NC and participate in a day of advocacy for the LGBTQ community in Raleigh

Equality NC: Day of Advocacy

THURSDAY 2/16/17 CALLS TO ACTION: To Russia, with Love.

Good morning! Just wanted to take a second to note that these scripts we’ve provided are just something to give you an idea of what to say when you talk to your legislators. Please feel free to edit, change, add or subtract from them as needed. If we mix it up a little maybe they’ll stop accusing us of being a bunch of paid protesters and robo-callers. I won’t hold my breath on that one, though. “Alternative facts” seem to be all they deal in these days.

National:

There’s been a lot going on with regards to Trump’s Russian ties. Our senators are not doing their due diligence by sitting idly by and not investigating Trump’s numerous ties to Russia and Putin. Keep holding their feet to the fire!

Script:
Hello, I am a constituent from ____________ and I am calling to urge Sen./Rep. _____________ to initiate an independent investigation into the Trump campaign’s involvement with Russia. I also want the Senator/Representative to call for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the investigation, given his close ties to the Trump campaign. Please urge Sen./Rep. _________________ to call for independent investigations into the Trump campaign’s involvement with the Russian government.

Scott Pruitt, EPA:
I hear Susan Collins has come out against Pruitt, so he might be vulnerable. This might also be a way of communicating our concerns about climate change to our Senators, so I’ve tried to personalize the script a bit:

Script:
I am a constituent from Randolph County, concerned about President-Elect Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt to Head the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt would dramatically weaken the ability of the EPA to enforce environmental regulations, a significant problem for North Carolina given the recent issues with the coal ash leaks into our water. Pruitt denies that climate change is happening and that human activity is a major cause, and his inaction on this issue could cause irreparable damage to the Outer Banks. I urge _________ to oppose the nomination of Mr. Pruitt.

Senator Richard Burr
Washington, DC: (202) 224-3154 Fax: (202) 228-2981
Asheville: (828) 350-2437 Fax: (828) 350-2439
Wilmington: (910) 251-1058 Fax: (910) 251-7975
Gastonia: (704) 833-0854
Winston-Salem: (336) 631-5125 Fax: (202) 228-2981
Rocky Mount: (202) 224-3154 Fax: (252) 977-7902
217 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Senator Thom Tillis
Washington, DC: (202) 224-6342 Fax: (202) 228-2563
Charlotte: (704)509-9087 Fax: 704-509-9162
Greenville: (252) 329-0371 Fax: (252) 329-0290
Hendersonville: (828) 693-8750 Fax: (828) 693-9724
High Point: (336) 885-0685 Fax: (336) 885-0692
Raleigh: (919) 856-4630 Fax: (919) 856-4053
185 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Rep. Mark Walker – 6th District
Greensboro: (336) 333-5005
Graham: (336) 229-0159 Fax: (336) 350-9514
Washington: (202) 225-3065 Fax: (202) 225-8611
1305 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

House contacts:
http://www.house.gov/representatives/

 

 

State:
One more day of HB2:

I am a constituent calling to ask Sen./Rep. ___________________ to support full repeal of HB2. Full repeal is the only solution that will protect the economic interests of North Carolina citizens. Repeal will ensure that businesses will no longer boycott our state, costing us millions of dollars and thousands of jobs. Please tell Sen./Rep. ____________ to support full repeal of HB2.

Pat Hurley House Dist. 70
919-733-5865
Pat.Hurley@ncleg.net
N.C. House of Representatives
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 532
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Allen McNeill House Dist. 78
919-715-4946
Allen.McNeill@ncleg.net
N.C. House of Representatives
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 418C
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Rick Gunn Senate Dist. 24
(919) 301-1446
Rick.Gunn@ncleg.net
N.C. Senate
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 523
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Jerry Tillman Senate Dist. 29
(919) 733-5870
Jerry.Tillman@ncleg.net
N.C. Senate
300 N. Salisbury Street, Room 309
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

NC Senate list:
http://www.ncleg.net/gascrip…/members/reports/room-phone.pl…

NC House list:
http://www.ncleg.net/gascrip…/members/reports/room-phone.pl…

*Email action*
NC Bar Review of Berger and Moore:

It’s been recommended that we contact the North Carolina Bar Association to conduct a review of their comments about the recent NC Superior Court decision.

Editorial: Berger and Moore’s statement threatened court, NC Bar should review

Primary Source – Phil Berger’s website

You can probably just copy and paste this letter and send it to Kim Crouch, the Director of Governmental Affairs. Her email is kcrouch@ncbar.org.

Dear NC Bar Association Board of Governors,

I am a North Carolina resident concerned about the comments made by House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger about the recent Superior Court ruling on the law requiring Senate confirmation of Governor Roy Cooper’s cabinet picks. In particular, Berger and Moore seemed to threaten the three judges who reached this ruling, even stating that there would be “profound consequences” for reaching the decision that they did. They also implied that the judges were acting outside the law saying that the judges were “making law” rather than interpreting it. This is a serious accusation, one that undermines the court system. It also violates the prohibition against using their position to influence a judge.

Given these behaviors, it appears that Berger and Moore have violated several state rules; therefore, I am calling on the North Carolina State Bar Association to conduct a review of their actions. We must protect the integrity of our judicial system, and investigating Berger and Moore is the only way to preserve public confidence in our legal system. Thank you for your time,

Sincerely,
Your Name & Address