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Forest For Governor Campaign Announces Kickoff Date; Names Senior Staff PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 10:37

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest will formally enter the 2020 race for North Carolina governor during a public announcement and rally at 2 p.m. August 17, 2019, at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. At the event, Forest will outline his vision for a campaign based on civility, unity and service to the state of North Carolina.

The campaign also announced three senior staff positions. They are: 

  • Hal Weathermanhas assumed the role of Campaign Manager, responsible for the strategic direction and day to day operations of the statewide campaign. He previously served as chairman of the Exploratory Committee. Weatherman also managed Forest’s two successful runs for lieutenant governor and served as chief of staff in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
  • Jim Duncan joins the campaign as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for administrative oversight and compliance.  Duncan is the former chairman of the Chatham County GOP and a founding member of the nonpartisan Coalition for American Principles, a grassroots citizens group dedicated to fiscal responsibility and individual liberty. He entered politics after a successful 30-year career in the tech industry. 
  • Andrew Dunn joins the campaign as Communications Director, responsible for all facets of the campaign’s public communications and serving as chief spokesman for the campaign.  Dunn is a veteran journalist with more than a decade of experience as a reporter and editor at North Carolina news organizations, including the Charlotte Observer and the StarNews in Wilmington. He also served as the editor of Charlotte Agenda, a digital news outlet, and founder of Longleaf Politics.

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 10:35
 
Forest Praises Law That Makes Personal Finance Courses A Graduation Requirement PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 08:00

Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest's statement on HB924 becoming law:

"I would like to thank my staff and the staff of the legislature, State Board of Education, and the Department of Public Instruction, as well as the financial institutions, business community and NC Council on Economic Education for the many hours of work in crafting the EPF portion of HB924. I commend the North Carolina General Assembly for passing legislation and the Governor for signing into law standards and policies that will ensure future students, prior to graduating high school, will be more financially literate and economically sound in their decision making as adults. I am excited that our Department of Public Instruction will now get to work on this full credit economics and personal finance course, and I look forward to working with my fellow State Board of Education members to ensure that the policies we create around this new course set our students and teachers up for success."  

 

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NC Justice Center Applauds SCOTUS Decision To Reject Rationale For Citizenship Question On 2020 Census PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 08 July 2019 13:51

Statement from Rick Glazier, Executive Director of NC Justice Center, on Supreme Court's "encouraging" decision on census question

 

RALEIGH (June 27, 2019) – Today, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Trump Administration's attempt to include a citizenship question on the United States 2020 Census, finding the rationale offered for its inclusion to be  pretextual and a "distraction" – essentially, fake news. 

 

It is encouraging the majority found what we’ve said all along when it comes to the 2020 census: the Trump administration’s rationale to add a citizenship question is deeply flawed, smacks of bigotry, and is motivated by partisan interest rather than any desire for real or useful data to inform policymaking and programs related to the demographic makeup of our country. The Court rightfully found an insufficient basis exists in the administrative record for its inclusion in the Census.

 
Equality North Carolina Condemns SCOTUS Gerrymandering Decision PDF Print E-mail
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By Donna Martinez   
Monday, 08 July 2019 13:49

Tthe Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled against challenges to partisan gerrymandering in states across America

Equality NC Executive Director Kendra R. Johnson reelased the following statement:

“Gerrymandering is a deplorable practice that has enabled Republicans to maintain power and control in unconstitutional ways throughout the state of North Carolina. The decision to not hold these lawmakers accountable continues to underscore the Trump administration's disregard for the most vulnerable Americans, and their interest in self-preservation above ethical and equitable democratic systems. Equality NC stands with families and individuals across North Carolina who continue to be disenfranchised under North Carolina’s unjust voting maps.”

 

 
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