Mar 21, 2016
Equality NC's Immediate Response to Special Session
RALEIGH, NC – Chris Sgro, Executive Director of Equality NC responds to call for special session, "Tonight the North Carolina General Assembly has let us know loud and clear that it does not understand the priorities of North Carolina. Speaker Moore and Senator Berger, have said that they will come back into session later this week to consider legislation which would overturn non-discrimination protections across the state. This special session session will cost 42000/day -- more than the average starting salary for a teacher in North Carolina. That waste of taxpayer money is negligent. 200+ cities across the nation including Myrtle beach and Columbia South Carolina have already enacted protections which mirror Charlotte. In none of these cities have these protections created a public safety risk, to indicate otherwise is a lie. This is an act of political theatre and at this point Governor McCrory must stand up and be what we expect from an executive and reject any legislation that comes out of this special session."
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