Young Democrats of North Carolina Legislative Action Day - June 2

Defend Public Education

The Young Democrats of North Carolina (YDNC) will gather in Raleigh on Thursday, June 2 to ask the General Assembly to maintain North Carolina’s investment in public education. The YDNC Legislative Action Day will begin at 8:15 a.m. in Room 422 of the Legislative Office Building. Click Here to Join Us!

YDNC President Sam Spencer sees the event as an opportunity for regular North Carolinians of all ages to speak out and defend the institutions that make North Carolina great:

“False austerity is no excuse for infringing upon the rights guaranteed by the North Carolina Constitution: the 'privilege of education,' 'free elections,' equality, and 'the pursuit of happiness,’” said Spencer. “The Republicans in the North Carolina House and Senate should recognize that North Carolina’s priorities – education and job creation – didn’t change when they took control of the General Assembly.”

YDNC will hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m. in the LB Press Room to advocate to:

  • Maintain the one-cent sales tax as part of a “common sense budget that preserves North Carolina’s historic investment in education.”
  • Defeat costly legislation that restricts our constitutional promise of free elections.
  • Defeat the Marriage Amendment that unnecessarily restricts human rights.

Supporters of YDNC can follow the Young Democrats on Twitter (@YDNC) and submit questions by using the hashtag #AskNCGA. You can RSVP on Facebook here!

Founded in 1928, the Young Democrats of North Carolina is an organization for all registered Democrats from the ages of 18 to 35 who have an active interest in governmental affairs, who are seeking a mechanism for satisfying political expression, and who intend to take an active role in Democratic Party affairs. YDNC is working to protect vital state programs, connect the youth with legislators, and sustain the historic youth turnout of recent years.

EVENT: Young Democrats of North Carolina Legislative Action Day
Who: Democrats of all ages are invited
Where: Legislative Office Building, Room 422, 330 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC
When: 8:15 a.m. Thursday June 2, 2011


I have a test!

Or I would definitely be there! So happy about the work YDNC is doing for people like me!

Nathan Westmoreland
President - UNC-CH Young Democrats

Same day as Get Equal's rally

Recent e-mail blast:

Dear Jake,

We want to make sure you know about an event being organized by GetEQUAL NC to fight back against a Senate and House bill that could add an amendment to the North Carolina state constitution prohibiting marriage equality -- SB106 and HB777.

The proposed legislation would not only put an anti-gay marriage amendment on the 2012 ballot, it would also prevent private businesses and municipalities in NC from offering domestic partnership insurance benefits and make null and void Domestic Partnership Registries in the three cities in NC that offer them (Chapel Hill, Asheville and Carrboro) -- basically, it would end all relationship recognition outside of heterosexual marriage.

You've probably already sent in postcards, signed petitions, and sent emails to your representatives -- but now it is time to join together, united, and make a stand. Will you stand with us to let our North Carolina lawmakers know that we refuse to be even further alienated from and discriminated by our government? We are all equal, and it is time our government started treating us as such!

WHAT: Rally in Raleigh For Equality!

WHEN: Thursday, June 2, 12noon-2pm

WHERE: Halifax Mall, 16 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC

Our message to NC legislators: we are your neighbors, your doctors, your lawyers, your teachers, your child care providers, your mothers, your fathers, your sons, your daughters, your brothers, your sisters. We are your constituents. We are your fellow human beings. We deserve more and we will no longer settle for less than equality!

Speakers include:

• NC Rep. Susan Fisher

• NC Rep. Patsy Keever

• Cecil Bothwell, Asheville City Councilman & 2012 U.S. Congressional Candidate District NC-11

• Janet Owen, Co-Chair Interfaith Voice of Winston-Salem

Keep up-to-date at, and RSVP today at the Facebook event page!

For more information contact either Jonathan Green with SAGA ( or Angel Chandler with GetEQUAL NC (

We look forward to seeing you there and standing up for our FULL equality!!

Angel Chandler, GetEQUAL North Carolina

Although it looks like your event is earlier in the day maybe.

Sounds like a good day to be in Raleigh (if it were for Jury duty)