Update 6:41 p.m. March 25, 2009: House Bill 120 was postponed until Thursday's calendar, meaning there is still time for you to contact your State House Representative. Phone calls change votes, folks and we need your help!
Please be polite, and leave your message with the Legislative assistant who answers the phone. If you receive an answering machine, please leave your message on it. Your Representative WILL get the message. I simply told my rep. that I felt this bill would raise my taxes and requested that she please vote against it. You can, too!!!
Here's how to find your State Representative and contact them by phone:
Click here, to access the NC General Assembly home page and scroll down to "Who Represents Me" in the far right column. Enter your zip code + 4.
If you don't know your full, nine digit zip code, please look up your address on the US Postal Service Website and it will give you your full zip code.
Now, back to the original post:
Political Welfare for municipal races? Democrats in the State Legislature are trying to raise your taxes again. This time, they want YOU to pay for the costs of municipal elections in North Carolina.
This means that all campaigns will be PUBLICLY FINANCED, preventing the candidates from using regular rules to finance their campaigns, which limits getting how they get their message out. This tactic nearly always favors Democrats.
The North Carolina Chapter of Americans for Prosperity (NC-AFP), your blogger, and conservatives across the state are saying NO! They need your IMMEDIATE SUPPORT.
NC HOUSE BILL 120 is scheduled to go to the House Floor today, March 25th. Please call, or fax your state Representative. Additionally, go to this site, sponsored by the NC AFP, and send an automatic email.
Emails are not nearly as effective and most go to the trash, especially when they all read the exact same wording. That's why your blogger is urging you to make your phone calls, as written above. You can even make your calls after hours.
Thanks to NC AFP for alerting your blogger to this important legislation! Kudos to Dallas Woodhouse and Chris Marie Farr for all of their hard work.