North Carolina RJers.... vote against on May 8th

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    Apr 03, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
    Don't forget to vote against this amendment.


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    http://voteagainst.org/amendment-facts



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  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Apr 03, 2012 3:27 PM GMT
    I'm not a North Carolina resident, therefore, I cannot cast my vote "against" this amendment, however.....

    I strongly encourage every North Carolina citizen on RJ to do so. Vote against this awful ballot measure.

    Thank you jbinchlt for posting this. I hope everyone reads this.
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    Apr 03, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
    jbinchlt saidDon't forget to vote against this amendment.


    more info:

    http://voteagainst.org/amendment-facts

    I know Claystation is... why not post on his Social Thread?
  • kuroshiro

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    Apr 03, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
    http://voteagainst.org/wp-content/gallery/pullen/pullen_222.jpg

    I'll run down to vote right away icon_biggrin.gif

    Shit like this pisses me off. How stupid can people really be? :/
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    Apr 03, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    It's in! Step up, my fellow North Carolinians. We're better than this. So much better.

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    Apr 03, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    The messaging and efforts against this may be working -

    New Elon Poll: 60% Oppose NC Amendment One

    http://steve2point0.blogspot.com/2012/04/new-elon-poll-60-oppose-nc-amendment.html

    With the vote coming n the primary, we need everyone to vote against A1, and encourage their friends and families to do the same!
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    Apr 03, 2012 5:36 PM GMT
    One of the bigger challenges here seems simply to be educating and mobilizing those folks who already are inclined to vote against. Really no need need to try to change minds and hearts across the aisle - we just need to get people to the polls who are like minded but otherwise wouldn't waste the time voting in this primary.

    Also, I may be wrong, but as an Unaffiliated voter in the past, I haven't been permitted to vote in NC's primary elections. Now, Unaffiliated folks are permitted to choose a Democratic, Republican, or non-partisan ballot. Everyone needs to know that they're completely enfranchised and able to participate in May. Let's do this, guys! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 03, 2012 5:40 PM GMT
    Good points - with Santorum still in the race on the R side representing the Romney "protest vote", the trick is getting Democrats and Independents to participate in the primary.
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    Apr 03, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
    Tenebrism saidGood points - with Santorum still in the race on the R side representing the Romney "protest vote", the trick is getting Democrats and Independents to participate in the primary.


    So true... I've heard several NC'ers hoping that somehow that Frothy Mix at least "suspends" his campaign before the primary. But either way, there's a lot of excellent mobilizing going on at all corners of the state to make sure Dems and moderates understand the importance of getting each other to the polls on May 8th. Thankfully, although there's no US Senate elections, there is a modestly-contested gubernatorial election this year to boost the likelihood Dem voters' show up and vote on the amendment as well.

    I'm so expecting to hear about some "robocall" trying to soothe voter interest in the days right before the vote: "Don't worry, Dems, the Prez nomination is all locked up, thank you for your interest. So sit back, relax, and see you in November!"
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    Apr 03, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    This reminds me of when interracial couples fought state by state to have the electorate approve their civil rights.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_v._Virginia
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    Apr 03, 2012 11:52 PM GMT
    I considered changing my residency from Florida to NC just for this vote. The good news is I'm putting up my Franco-American nephew and he just registered today. He will have to vote absentee as he is leaving for a month to go back to Paris.

    Is anyone here from the Durham/Chapel Hill area? I love seeing all the signs up in people's yard. You drive through a neighborhood and every sign says:

    "Another family against the amendment"
    I love how they through the family values back in their faces with the campaign to "Protect ALL NC families":

    On May 8, you will have the opportunity to vote against Amendment One.

    The Amendment is poorly written. It has harmful unintended consequences.
    But one thing is clear: IT WILL HURT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

    The amendment reaches into the lives of hundreds of thousands of families across our state.


    http://www.protectncfamilies.org/content/get-informed

    And here's an interesting comment from Wilmington's paper:

    “N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis caused a ruckus last week when he told a group of N.C. State University students that Amendment One, which would write the already existing gay-marriage ban into the state constitution, that he fully expects it to pass – only to be repealed in 20 years or less.”


    http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120401/ARTICLES/120409991/1108/editorial?p=1&tc=pg


    Personally I'd like to see the state return to its locally blue roots. Even if the Democrats in this state are relatively conservative, when they controlled the assembly and governorship (for over the past 100 or so years) this was the only southern state that didn't have to deal with this nonsense. There's a good chance the governorship will go to a Republican for only the third time in the last 100 years. And though I think Pat is a moderate he can't be trusted with this general assembly. In addition to social issues, we have to worry about drilling of the coast of our pristine beaches, fracking (don't frack Cackalack), and education cuts. For any Republicans new to this state, moderates in your party here are a rare breed. In fact democrats in this state are more like moderate Northeastern republicans so don't be afraid to vote blue in the local elections.



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    Apr 04, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
    What's really bad is that thanks to losing the NC House and Senate in 2010, redistricting has all but guaranteed that Republicans will maintain a majority for quite a while. And I would be willing to bet that even if this fails (or is passed and later thrown out on Constiutional grounds), it will be back in the future.
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    Apr 04, 2012 3:17 AM GMT
    Tenebrism saidWhat's really bad is that thanks to losing the NC House and Senate in 2010, redistricting has all but guaranteed that Republicans will maintain a majority for quite a while. And I would be willing to bet that even if this fails (or is passed and later thrown out on Constiutional grounds), it will be back in the future.


    And it cost the state a lot of money in legal fees to for them to do that:

    http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/225270e433da4df69e2156f63e3f1abe/NC--Redistricting/

    Yep and if we end up with a republican governor they'll pass all the voter id laws and make it much more difficult for minorities to vote.
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    Apr 04, 2012 3:36 AM GMT
    I've made the decision to leave North Carolina and if this constitutional change amendment passes, it will just be the last nail in the coffin. And i will be happy to do so.
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    Apr 04, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
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    Apr 07, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    jbinchlt saidDon't forget to vote against this amendment.


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    http://voteagainst.org/amendment-facts



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    Apr 10, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    Unreal! I hope everyone gets out and VOTES!
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    Apr 11, 2012 1:47 PM GMT
    NC voter info....

    http://ncvoterguide.org/

    Early voting starts April 19th
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    Apr 11, 2012 1:54 PM GMT
    In California, there were gay folks who voted for Prop 8 on "religious freedom" grounds.

    Surely, this will happen again in North Carolina.
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    Apr 11, 2012 2:52 PM GMT
    The LGBT community in NC has broad based support by portions of the faith community, the business community and the heterosexual populations of NC... if this bill fails it will be the first time in the USA that anti-homosexual legislation went to the voters and was rejected. That will have HUGE ramifications all over the country. Gov. Chris Christie wanted the NJ law to go to a vote because he "knew" it would be rejected. Prop 8 went to a vote in California and was passed. If we can ALL help a Southern State reject this kind of Amendment, then it is a powerful blow to the homophobes in EVERY state.

    I have volunteered and put my money where it can help... please join us!









    If you would like to help, then click on this link and donate $5, $10 or $20 bucks to Protect ALL North Carolina Families so that they can help get the vote out on May 8 and tell the bigots and the homophobes all over the country to shut up.

    http://www.protectncfamilies.org/
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:51 PM GMT
    *bump*
  • newral

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    Apr 11, 2012 4:22 PM GMT
    It's on my calendar. I hope it gets tossed out.
    I'm too lazy to look it up. What's the polling like on this with less than a month before elections?
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    Apr 11, 2012 9:14 PM GMT
    One way to remember how to vote:

    Vote "AGAYNST".
  • newral

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    Apr 12, 2012 6:50 AM GMT
    newral saidIt's on my calendar. I hope it gets tossed out.
    I'm too lazy to look it up. What's the polling like on this with less than a month before elections?


    Anyone? Bueller.
    *crickets chirping*
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    Apr 12, 2012 10:17 AM GMT
    newral said
    newral saidIt's on my calendar. I hope it gets tossed out.
    I'm too lazy to look it up. What's the polling like on this with less than a month before elections?


    Anyone? Bueller.
    *crickets chirping*


    Elon University says it lacks support, and that the momentum against it is growing, (from 52% in February to over 60% now)

    Biut there is another conservative poll that says it has majority support. My professional opinion is that the polls matter less than the "get out the vote" effort... my fear is that the homophobes will be more motivated to go vote than the people who would vote against. Nobody against A1 should be complacent... the fight isnt over until the votes are counted.