Just had a brief chat on FB with Randy Voller and Yevonne Brannon. Voller's message to Democrats was posted earlier today (see 'Extreme GOP Pandemic'...). Randy is speaking truth to power in many venues including the mainstream media, but perhaps more importantly, to the people themselves in events across the state.
Randy responded to the Guv and his campaign promises of jobs for the people of NC in a ABC interview. As Randy puts it, "The GOP seems to think JOBS is a four letter word," now that they control the government of NC.
Randy shared that the NC Senior Democrats plan to work on using absentee ballots and promoting their use this fall in the off year elections. The NCDP will also be working to test grassroots organizing methods in the fall. He is also working with Democrats Abroad and other state organizations.
From Randy Voller in my response to my saying we need to let folks know we will not lie down and let the Republicans run over us:
We will not lie down. From around the State the chorus is loud and clear on their agenda: where are the jobs you promised in January 2011 and why are you making our environment less safe, our schools less stellar, our women less free to choose, our communities less robust, our laws less fair, our society less equal, our government less transparent and our ability to make a difference by voting less likely?
That’s right. It has been more important for these extremists to dilute the participation of citizens in their democracy, than to invest in North Carolina, burnish its brand and create jobs.
From Yevonne Brannon, former County Commissioner for Wake County:
"this is critical, voting and health care and womens rights, but please do not forget Education. if you think that vouchers will not take us to our knees watch OUT."
Randolph S. Voller
Agreed. http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/politics&id=9186319 Click on the link to see the ABC11 story pitting Randy Voller against Pat McCrory. 'McCrory signs state budget; will sign abortion and voter ID bills' abclocal.go.com.
The "GOP 4G network" is: "God, Guns, Gays and Gynecology." Apparently JOBS are not part of the program, says Voller.