It's almost hard to remember when our state government passed legislation that would stand up to judicial scrutiny. It seems that every law passed by our NC Legislature is found to be illegal and unconstitutional. Does this matter to you?
Do you approve of attacks on our educational system, once considered one of the best in the nation? Do you approve of attacks on our clean, abundant water, clean air and beautiful mountains? How about policies that make medical care more difficult to access? Or what about your right and the right of your neighbor to vote? Do you approve of giving huge tax breaks to employers who hire folks for minimum wage with little or no benefits, knowing all the while that we, their customers and taxpayers will be subsidizing those same employees to make certain their families can survive? The list of transgressions by our elected Republican representatives is a long one. Are you ready to come home?
The McDowell County Democratic Party welcomes you with open arms. We don't have to agree on everything, because we know that the consequences of not coming together are dire. We can no longer sit on the sidelines and wait for someone else to make the changes needed to return our government to being one "of the people, by the people and for the people."
We stand ready to work together to make these changes. We need your help, and we welcome you home.
Think Big. Act Local.
North Carolina has long been identified as a beautiful, forward thinking, progressive state. But under Republican leadership, our reputation has been severely tarnished and our beauty is being threatened with environmental policies that border on the absurd. Enough is enough. It is time to take our state back.
We all want our children to have the best education possible. Under Republican leadership, public education is being assaulted at every turn. Per pupil spending has been cut. Our teachers are paid less than almost every other state in the nation. Scholarships encouraging the brightest and best of our students to become teachers have been eliminated. State funding is being redirected to private schools. And these private schools are not subjected to the same regulation and interference our legislature has mandated over our public schools.
"Fast-track" approval is being given to the fracking industry. Environmental regulations protecting our water, air and land have been weakened or outright eliminated. Polluters have been given a "slap on the wrist" and a wink when dumping coal ash and chemicals into our rivers and lakes.