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Action needed now in opposition to SB 901 and its House companion bill

You may recall a discussion on this topic and Sen. Rand several weeks ago. Now there is a House companion bill to SB 901.

It is urgent that you act now.

I issue a challenge to all BlueNC readers to support the resolution below ... and share it with everyone they know ... and email their State legislators their opposition to the legislation.

Please also keep me and Commissioner Jim Long updated on the responses you receive. His email address is jlong@ncdoi.net and my work email is wgoodwin@ncdoi.net.

Thank you!

Wayne Goodwin
Assistant Commissioner of Insurance
and 2004 Democratic nominee for Commissioner of Labor

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A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF INSURANCE COMMISSIONER JIM LONG
AND IN OPPOSITION TO SENATE BILL 901 AND HOUSE BILL 1430

This Looks Like a Job For ...

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?
Or, This Looks Like a Job for …
By Wayne Goodwin

I remember quite vividly as a child and teenager eagerly poring over the usual action comic books expected to be on the reading lists of all American boys. Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Green Lantern, The Flash. Their adventures fighting against evil and for the usual “truth, justice, and the American way” certainly helped provide the escapism one needs at that age.

Richmond County Democrats Conduct Straw Poll - Obama, Perdue, Dalton ahead

This is a cross-post from my "Wayne's World" blog at http://eighthdistrictdemsnc.blogspot.com/ ...

April 14, 2007

RICHMOND COUNTY DEMOCRATS PARTICIPATE IN “STRAW POLL”:
Results show support for Barack Obama, Bev Perdue, Walter Dalton

It appears that Richmond County Democrats – at least the 75+ activists gathered at today’s county convention – have some definite opinions about candidates and issues on their minds.

During an informal, anonymous survey distributed among all the delegates and guests, several noteworthy findings can be made.

Kissell asked to headline Richmond County's 2nd Annual Morrison-Deane-Goodman Democratic Dinner and Rally

This is a cross-post from www.eighthdistrictdemsnc.blogspot.com.

Saturday, February 17, 2007
Richmond County Dems Announce 2nd Annual Morrison-Deane-Goodman Dinner

In October 2006 the Richmond County Democratic Party hosted the largest gathering of Democratic activists, candidates and voters since Governor Jim Hunt's 1980 rally in Rockingham.

More than 500 people attended the rip-roaring rally and fundraiser at the Hamlet Lions Club Fairgrounds four months ago.

Joining us were Larry Kissell, our Democratic nominee for Congress; Insurance Commissioner Jim Long; NCDP Chairman Jerry Meek; Chief Justice Sarah Parker; now-Justice Robin Hudson; State Representative Melanie Wade Goodwin; 2004 Labor Commissioner nominee Wayne Goodwin; and various statewide, regional and local candidates. We had great food, delightful musical entertainment, and many of door prizes.

Some Look for Loopholes in Ethics Laws

Saturday, February 17, 2007
Some Look for Loopholes in Ethics Laws

Below is the text of a newspaper column I prepared on behalf of the North Carolina Center for Voter Education in mid-January. What prompted me to draft the initial essay was hearing that Republican Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry had led the way in skirting the intent of the campaign finance reforms passed by the legislature. The column appeared in newspapers Statewide, though in truncated form in at least one instance.

This and similar items may be found at www.eighthdistrictdemsnc.blogspot.com ...

Some Look for Loopholes in Ethics Laws
By Wayne Goodwin

RALEIGH - You’ve heard the expression about hiding in plain sight? Elected officials and some lobbyists are already exploiting loopholes to avoid new ethics laws about gifts and the wining and dining of lawmakers. And they are doing it right out in the open.

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