This is a very important time in the history of the state of North Carolina. For the first time in 100 years Repubicans control the North Carolina General Assembly. We also are facing one of the worst economic crisiss we've seen since the Great Depression.
In a time when our state needs leadership the most the Republican Party's answer to everything is Cut Everything. Cut Teachers and send them to the employment line, Cut Healthcare Benefits, Cut Unemployment Benefits, Cut Medicaid & Medicare. Every student in this state will affected by the massive cuts to Education that the GOP is proposing. Don't be deceived.
If the Republican Budget is approved we will be below South Carolina and Mississippi in per student spending, that is unacceptable. We are better than that!
While all this is going on in the North Carolina General Assembly, District 10 Rep. Stephen LaRoque trys to interject Race as a means to Distract the public of the Real issue of Protecting Education and passing the budget. LaRoque called Rev. Barber and the Entire NAACP Racist, an unprovocated comment I might add.
The NAACP of which I am a Proud member has fought for over 100 years against Racism and to protect the Civil Rights of ALL Americans to call them Racist would be like calling the KKK a civil rights organization. It's totally absurd. I demand Stephen LaRoque appologize for his imflamatory outrageous remarks and focus his energy on the Budget Crissis instead of Race Baiting!
The Republican leaders in the General Assembly Put Education First. We have an projected $700 million budget shortfall. Republicans want to fix that shortfall by firing Teachers and Teachers Assistant across the state affecting Every class room and every student. Enough is Enough. I demand that The Republican Leadership in the General Assembly revise their Budget to Protect Education and that means saving Teachers Jobs!
Teachers in the state of North Carolina are already Under Paid, Under Appreciated and the Republicans in the NC General Assembly want to See them Unemployed! I along with many other Young Democrats across the state will head to Raleigh on June 2nd to Fight For Education! This is a Fight that we can't afford to lose and We Want Lose!
Anthony D. Hall
3rd Vice Chair - Lenoir County Democratic Party
President - Young Democrats of Lenoir County
Member - Lenoir County Board of Health
Member - NAACP