So, Who get to say which communities in NC are more important for May 8th election.
Yes, which communities are better than others here in NC. I have often said that if you live east of 95, you simple don’t exist to many LGBT groups or org’s. Yes, Wilmington gets attention, and many consider it a part of Eastern NC, which it not. It’s more southern then eastern..
However, Eastern NC isn’t just left out by the groups or org’s, hell our very own NC LGBT Newspaper can’t be bothered, in the Editor eyes, and yes I’m paraphrasing, “Eastern NC is a waste of time and resources,” simple because we don’t have the numbers like Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro and Charlotte.
Now I found this little bit of info,
Equality North Carolina, Human Rights Campaign, and other major backers and fund-raisers have already determined which voters they need to contact. The business community is arguing that discrimination will drive away top talent. Progressive faith leaders are rallying to counteract the religious right. And organizers are fanning out to urban centers and the 16 state university campuses, where they know votes in their favor exist.
So I guess these are the Colleges that are focusing on,
- Appalachian State University
- East Carolina University
- Elizabeth City State University
- Fayetteville State University
- North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
- North Carolina Central University
- North Carolina State University
- University of North Carolina at Asheville
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- University of North Carolina at Pembroke
- University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW)
- University of North Carolina School of the Arts
- Western Carolina University
- Winston-Salem State University
I wonder if they outreach to the 16 Private liberal arts Colleges. How about the 35 Private Colleges and Universities, or any of the many NC Community Colleges.. I’m sure they are reached out to Duke..
Now ENC is hoping that NC unmarried straights couples will join in to help protect limited rights.
Since both side don’t have a long time to fund raise, this is true on the money part. However, it mostly a white lie.. Each side for years held protests, letters campaigns and so on.
ENC last year (2011) held a post-card campaign, where they ask for NC citizens to fill out so they could delivery these cards to the Representatives and Senators of NCGA. This was a huge failure.. Why, they deliver these cards the Day of the first day of the session. Where the Senate voted and passed the amendment, the next day the House voted and passed the amendment. So in truth not one Rep or Sen., saw these cards fully till after the vote..
These Cards should have been delivered why before the first day of the Session. But those who thought they knew it all, Claim and Sworn that now votes on this amendment would happen that fast.. Guess what, they were wrong..
So after the votes and passage of the Bill many new groups have pop up over NC to raise cash to fight this amendment. Most in Raleigh area and western.. Which one group in the west, feels it important to have and hold their workshop in South Carolina, I have to wonder what they are hiding.
Now comes, this Race to the Ballot group.
This is from their Facebook Page,
They wanted to run us out of our state with this amendment. Instead we're running across it. | racetotheballot.com
322 miles of running | 900 miles of events | 5 weeks | to defeat 1 anti-LGBT amendment | Can We Do It? | Yep.
TENTATIVE RACE TO THE BALLOT CALENDAR (as of 1/2012)
Friday, January 27, 2012
Cullowhee, N.C. | Western Carolina University (college kick-off)
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Asheville, N.C. | RACE TO THE BALLOT Race launch event.
Monday-Tuesday, January 30-31, 2012
RACING the Blue Ridge Parkway Through Mitchell County | Bakersville, N.C.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Arrive in Boone, N.C.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
Saturday-Sunday, February 4 & 5, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Shelby/Boiling Springs, N.C.
Thursday-Friday, February 9, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Saturday February 11, 2012
HKonJ March in Raleigh & Back to Charlotte
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Charlotte to Salisbury, N.C.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Tuesday February 14, 2012
Greensboro, N.C. | Valentine’s Day
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Saturday-Sunday, February 18, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Oxford to Drewry, N.C.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Rocky Mount, N.C.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Run to Greenville, N.C.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Greenville to Fayetteville, N.C.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Arrive in Fayetteville, N.C.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Arrive in Pinehurst, N.C.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012-Thursday, March 1, 2012
Travel to Wilmington, N.C.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Arrive in Wilmington, N.C. | RACE FINALE
Yes shocking they will be running through some of the East, through Rocky Mount to Greenville than they run south to Fayetteville, NC. So Greenville is the farthest they are willing to go. Which mean nearly over 16 counties will be left out..
That does these groups have against the East??