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TurnOUT! North Carolina Holds Weekly Phonebanks to Repeal HB2

by Ryan Wilson May 11, 2016


Organizers from TurnOUT! North Carolina (NC) are holding weekly phonebanks across the Tar Heel State to recruit volunteers to join the campaign to fully repeal House Bill 2 (HB2). Phonebanks are being held on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Greenville, Raleigh, Charlotte and Asheville. These are four key communities where legislators could be pressured to vote the right way and repeal the damaging and harmful HB2.

TurnOUT! NC, a coalition of HRC, Equality North Carolina, the ACLU and the Campaign for Southern Equality, has partnered with Aim Higher Now on identifying pro-equality voters across the state who are willing to contact their elected officials and demand repeal of HB2. A campaign of this size needs hundreds of volunteers who can dedicate a few hours a week to this important issue.

Former HRC Board of Governors Member and Raleigh resident Maddy Goss spent her Tuesday evening making calls. Maddy, who is transgender, a parent and a software engineer in the Research Triangle, bravely testified against HB2 in March. She is continuing her advocacy with TurnOUT! NC, urging legislators to repeal HB2.

TurnOUT! NC is working to mobilize thousands of pro-equality North Carolinians to speak out for full repeal of HB2. TurnOUT! NC has field organizers based in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle area. Additionally, HRC staff is on the ground working with coalition partners across the Tar Heel State. There are daily opportunities to volunteer with weekly phonebanks and weekend canvassing opportunities.

If you live in North Carolina and want to join the efforts to repeal HB2, RSVP for upcoming phonebanks and volunteer opportunities. For more information about our work in North Carolina, contact HRC Associate Regional Field Director Ryan Rowe at Ryan.rowe@hrc.org.

 

Maddy Goss

Above: Maddy Goss making calls at the TurnOUT! NC phonebank in Raleigh

Above: HRC Triangle steering committee members Will Miles and Anna Lineback volunteering for the TurnOUT! NC phonebank in Raleigh
 





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