In my Inbox (see below) — A message from Rep. Darren Jackson (D, NC 39-Wake) who sides with the dangerous Charlotte Ordinance and is apparently uninterested in protecting North Carolina’s women and children.
What is immoral and offensive is this elected official putting public safety at risk. The Charlotte Ordinance was immoral and offensive AND dangerous.
Make no mistake, this bill is designed to fail and thereby extending the outrage machine’s lifespan on HB2.
Earlier today, I introduced House Bill 946 to the North Carolina legislature, calling for the full repeal of House Bill 2.
The fact of the matter is that Republicans here in Raleigh pushed that bill through in a one-day special session, and Pat McCrory signed it in the dead of night just hours later — and that tells me that they all knew what they were doing was wrong. Since that day, business leaders all over the country have made statements denouncing this law, including Apple, Bank of America, Lowe’s, and the National Basketball Association. And PayPal has gone even further, reversing their plans to build their global headquarters in Charlotte, costing North Carolinians hundreds of well-paying jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue.
But more than anything else, the bottom line is that this law is simply immoral and offensive. Discrimination has no home in any corner of this state — full stop. HB 2 does not represent who we are, and North Carolina Democrats refuse to stand by while McCrory and his friends in the legislature use our government to impose their desire to allow discrimination against any of our fellow North Carolinians.
That’s why we’re doing everything we can to repeal this law — so that North Carolinians can move forward from this shameful moment in our state’s history. And I’m asking you to stand with me.
So if you agree with me, add your name to say it’s time to repeal House Bill 2 in its entirety:
Thank you for standing with me today, because this is so important.
Rep. Darren Jackson