Why you should support this campaign

In a shameful cloak-and-dagger move, Republican lawmakers in the North Carolina General Assembly hijacked a special legislative session called to provide relief to victims of natural disasters, calling a "session within a session" to ram through legislation to take power away from the newly-minted Democratic governor, Roy Cooper.

Twenty-eight bills were filed, the worst of which to expressly arrogate executive and judicial authority and prerogatives to the Republican legislative supermajority in a bald, unconstitutional power grab, democracy-be-damned.

Now, twenty-eight might seem like an arbitrary number-- but considering that a federal court recently ruled that twenty-eight of North Carolina's legislative districts were unconstitutional and racially gerrymandered and ordered that those same districts be redrawn (by the Ides of March, no less), we think there's some uncanny irony here.

Bear with us as we walk you through this-- we know, it's a lot of corruption and undemocratic skulduggery to wrap your head around. . .

So Republican legislators gather in secret to push through the lion's share of the twenty-eight bills, those bills which were intended to weaken Governor-elect Cooper and there was literally nothing Democrats could do to stop this-- because, what do you know? Democrats don't have enough legislators in the General Assembly because they can't win on account of the unconstitutional gerrymandering of the districts. Shocking, right?

But there's the light at the end of the tunnel: in 2017, at least twenty-eight districts have to be re-drawn and special elections have to be held. And you know what that means?

North Carolina GOP-- we're coming for you.

Pledge your support now-- we think $28 is appropriate. If any of the bills arrogating power from the Governor become law, your card will be charged for the amount of your pledge and your contribution will be used to go after these sneaky Republican legislators and make sure we elect strong, Democratic candidates who will have Governor-elect Cooper's back.


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Dec 26 2016

Thank you; here's to democratic accountability in the New Year.

Thank you all very much for your contributions to the 28 Campaign to Fight Back Against an Undemocratic NCGOP. Together, during the first of the December special sessions, we were able raise $1,000, almost entirely in donations of $28 or less, in ~48 hours.

All money raised will go to support our Democratic legislative contenders in our special 2017 legislative elections. Rather than create a new state PAC for this flash fundraising campaign, however, we think it more productive to direct contributions to two organizations already working hard for the same objective: the NC House Democratic Caucus (http://www.nchousedems.com/), and Now or Never NC (http://www.nowornevernc.org/).We are still hammering out the details, but stay tuned for another update in the next couple days, and please let us know if you have any questions.

Onward, and here's to democratic accountability for NC in the New Year.

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Dec 14 2016

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