Tell the NCGA to stop their dirty tricks. #NixAllSix! 8/4/18

Should North Carolinians be tricked into giving the NC General Assembly a “blank check” to do whatever it wants to our state? NO!

Come greet the NCGA on Saturday morning, 8/4/18, as they return to Session to try to override the Governor’s vetoes of their hastily enacted legislation intended to deceive North Carolinians into voting away their rights.

Some of the many protesters at the hastily called legislative special session on 7/24/18 at which the #ncga leadership planned to interfere with constitutional amendments and judicial races yet again. Photo Credit: Phil Fonville

Meet out front at 10:30 AM Saturday to see the legislators as they head into session at 11:00 am at the State Legislative Building at 16 W. Jones Street.

About the vetoes

The NCGA leadership planned rare weekend floor sessions to handle two vetoes by Gov. Roy Cooper. Cooper vetoed two bills that alter North Carolina ballot captions for constitutional referenda (taking that job away from the existing Constitutional Amendment Publication Commission) and interfering again in the state Supreme Court race this fall. 

An WRAL article posted on 7/27/18 said, “Lawmakers provided less than 24 hours’ notice for the special session, saying they were up against an Aug. 8 deadline to get the ballot captions to the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement. A three-member commission is tasked by state law to write those captions, but Republican legislative leaders worried the two Democrats on that panel would approve captions that portray the amendments in a negative light.”

You can read more at “Cooper quickly vetoes both bills lawmakers passed in special session” at https://www.wral.com/cooper-quickly-vetoes-both-bills-lawmakers-passed-in-special-session/17729364/. And at ABC-11 in “General Assembly plans weekend session to override Cooper vetoes” at http://abc11.com/politics/general-assembly-plans-weekend-session-to-override-cooper-vetoes/3851951/.

About the constitutional amendments

NC’s state legislature – which was elected from unconstitutional racially gerrymandered districts – has mandated that 6 amendments to NC’s state Constitution be on the ballot this November.

McCrory’s former attorney has said that if the NCGA’s proposed amendments pass, it “would cause a seismic shift in power in our state government – one of the biggest shifts since the Civil War and possibly one of the most destructive.”

Attorney General Josh Stein described one of the amendments as “the most radical restructuring of our government in more than 100 years, since the Civil War. It would essentially give the legislature the power to run the executive branch.”

The “descriptions” of these Amendments from the NCGA are deceiving, and don’t tell the voters what they will ACTUALLY be voting on. The NCGA is opposing all efforts to let the voters know what they would actually be voting on, including not allowing unique and relevant captions on them.

Shouldn’t voters have an accurate description of the proposed Amendments before they vote on them?

These Amendments would give the NCGA a strangle-hold over North Carolina. 

“[T]hree former governors are joining Cooper in opposing a constitutional amendment that would give the General Assembly more power at the governor’s expense. ” According to “NC governor doesn’t have much power — and could get weaker: ‘He’d be a nice figurehead’“, 6/28/18, Charlotte Observer.

Let’s greet the NCGA as they return to Session to try to override the Governor’s vetoes of their hastily enacted legislation intended to deceive North Carolinians into voting away their rights. Let’s let them know we are tired of their dirty tricks.

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One response to “Tell the NCGA to stop their dirty tricks. #NixAllSix! 8/4/18

  1. Pingback: Tell Your NC Representatives To Let Vetoes Stand | NC National Organization for Women

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