As you've probably heard both the NCAA and the ACC have now pulled championships from North Carolina because of HB2. This discriminatory law is bad for our people, our morale, and our economy. It's political malpractice for Gov. McCrory to dig in his heels to defend this indefensible law.
HB2 has got to go ASAP. Click here to sign this petition to repeal HB2 immediately, run by the Roy Cooper for Governor campaign.
As a LGBT North Carolinian, I know first hand how discriminatory policies hurt people and how policies based on the values of dignity and equity for all can uplift us as individuals and as a community. That's a perspective that I'll bring to my role on Buncombe County Commission and it also motivated me to write this new opinion piece about HB2. If you have a minute, check it out here.
Election season is heating up here in Buncombe County. North Carolina is one of the most competitive swing states in the country and strong turnout in Buncombe County can swing our state blue.
Because I'm running unopposed in the general election, I'm focused on three priorities between now and Election Day:
We're making voter registration a family affair in the Beach-Ferrrara/Burke household and Meg and Cal spent a recent Saturday morning registering voters for the Clinton/Kaine campaign. I've got a stack of voter registration forms in my car and will hand deliver one to anyone in Buncombe county who needs to register - just let me know if you need one!
Our team was really grateful to have Jordan Terry, a senior at the University of Missouri, interning with us all summer. As part of our efforts to support Democratic candidates, Jordan joined the Blue Ridge Mountain Coalition and logged hundreds of hours phonebanking and door knocking for candidates like Rep. John Ager, who is running for re-election in NC 115 here in Buncombe County.
I'll be phonebanking for the Clinton/Kaine campaign - which is also working to elect Democrats up and down the ballot - next Wednesday, Sept. 7 in downtown Asheville. Just reply to this email if you want to join me.