A candidate for the North Carolina General Assembly recently sent out an email touting her arrest at a Moral Monday in 2013.
Jennifer Ferrell (D) is running against Nelson Dollar (R) for the district 36 house seat. In 2013, Ferrell made an unsuccessful bid for an Apex town council seat.
On September 26th, Ferrell sent out an email spotlighting the arrest and included a picture of her holding up an incoherent protest sign (See image).
In the email sent out by Ferrell, she says that, “As a woman, a mother to young children, and a concerned citizen, it was important to me to stand for justice and personal freedom for all.”
The email also says that Ferrell, “will serve every constituent in every corner of this district with integrity.”
Well, for almost every constituent.
So much for representing all constituents.
Have you been…
— Tim Peck (@timothypeck) August 8, 2016
Ferrell’s blocking activity even caught the eye of the News and Observer:
@jenfornc36 You do know voters who you blocked can’t talk to you, right?
— Colin Campbell (@RaleighReporter) August 6, 2016
— Colin Campbell (@RaleighReporter) August 11, 2016
The News and Observer noted that Ferrell called it ‘pre-emptive blocking’:
Ferrell defended what she called the “pre-emptive blocking of silent and vocal Twitter ‘trolls.’ ”
Others might call this a self-imposed ‘safe space’ from differing opinions.