To support their efforts, I'm asking that each of us email our state rep and state senator asking them to support these measures. If you don't agree with all of these measures(see links) pick your favorite and support that single issue.
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Imagine how much more receptive a staffer or legislator might be to the person standing at the door if they had just received an email from a constituent concerning the same issues. Here's a link to the BlueNC Take Action center. You know what to do.
If you don't have time to investigate each of these issues, but want to support Democracy North Carolina by emailing your legislator here are a few talking points for each issue:
Same Day Voter Registration
*Only six states have a lower voter turnout rate than North Carolina.
*More than half the adults in our state do not vote, even in presidential election years.
*Low cost and high impact
*We're getting less democracy for more money. Many qualified candidates are excluded by a lack of funds.
*Candidates spend too much time raising money and not enough time interacting with voters.
* Good disclosure laws help reveal how money changes hands, but they do not challenge the massive spending on campaigns by wealthy interests.
Public Financing for Local Governments
*Spending in local elections has soared in many localities across the state, discouraging candidates and voters and threatening to create a wealth barrier for who can run for office.
*SB-760 was introduced by a bipartisan group of Senators, 5 Republicans and 12 Democrats. It combined an interest in local control (give local governments authority to develop solutions) with an interest in making elections accessible to ordinary people.
*SB-760 did not involve money from the N.C. General Fund or have any impact on the state budget. Under the bill, local governments would have to figure out their own method to finance a program.
Let me know if you need any further help crafting your letter.