We Will Be Heard! Burr/Tillis Town Hall on 3/5/17.

Community members in the Triangle area will be holding a Citizens Town Hall to gather and make our voices heard. We will speak out about issues that concern North Carolinians, and send our comments to US Senators Burr and Tillis if they do not attend. They were invited.

This non-partisan event is being held at a church. Umstead Park United Church of Christ (UCC), 8208 Brownleigh Dr, Raleigh, North Carolina 27617.

Senators Burr and Tillis were part of the group of representatives refusing to do regular town hall events during the Congressional Recess last week (2/18/17-2/26/17). Constituents around the country held their own events for US Senators and Congressmen and Congresswomen who refused to hold their own town halls. The town hall in Cary last week held 250 people, and had to turn away at least 50 more people, according to “Angry Constituents Vent To Cardboard Senators in Cary,” 2/22/17, ABC11. Women, including two Women’s March On Raleigh organizers, led a town hall for constituents of Congressman George Holding in Apex on 2/23/17. See more on that one at “North Carolina congressmen avoid facing angry town hall crowds in person,” 2/24/17, CBS.

Line outside the Cary Town Hall meeting Photo Credit: Shana Becker

The facebook event is at https://www.facebook.com/events/1660911020876876/

Do you know that Senator Burr opposes the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? 
“Five years of broken promises from Obamacare,” is how Burr views the ACA. http://www.burr.senate.gov/press/releases/burr-five-years-of-broken-promises 

Senator Tillis opposes the ACA, and called it a cancer.
“ObamaCare is a cancer on our national economy and it threatens the quality of every American’s health care. It is paralyzing business expansion, displacing families from the health coverage they have now, raising costs, and threatening the federal treasury for all future years… Thom will fight in the Senate for full repeal of ObamaCare, for defunding ObamaCare, and he will work to implement private sector solutions to reduce healthcare costs for North Carolinians.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/852106/#.WLrTYBIrKRs (formerly on thomtillis.com)

Do you know that in 2011, Senator Burr introduced the Life at Conception Act?
This bill “defines life as beginning at conception… I feel strongly about the sanctity of all human life….The unborn should be considered “persons” under the 14th Amendment.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/583793/blog-life-at-conception-act/ 

Senator Tillis “champions” pro-life judges.
“Thom believes all life is sacred and as Speaker, he promoted pro-life policies and helped reverse the pro-abortion state policies Democrats had put in place for decades. In the Senate, Thom will promote a culture of life and he will champion the appointment of qualified pro-life judges.” http://votesmart.org/public-statement/852101/#.WLrQuxIrKRs (formerly on thomtillis.com)

Do you know that Senator Burr believes it is normal for men to talk about sexually assaulting women, especially if the men are entertainers or athletes? 
About Trump saying he can just “grab [women] by the pussy,” Burr told the News & Observer, 10/10/16, “You hear and read comments like this from professional athletes frequently, and they’re entertainers. Donald Trump was an entertainer and is in many ways. I don’t think this is something that we dwell on after somebody has asked for forgiveness.”

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