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TurnOUT! NC Weekend of Action in Charlotte to Repeal HB2

by Hope Jackson June 08, 2016

This past weekend, TurnOUT! North Carolina (NC) organizers and volunteers were on the ground for a weekend of action in Charlotte talking with voters about the dangers of the discriminatory HB2 and the need for full repeal.

TurnOUT! NC canvassed local neighborhoods and events to engage Charlotteans in the efforts to repeal HB2 and gathered over 200 petition signatures. Volunteers were out early Saturday morning to beat the heat and talk to voters in the Dilworth area about HB2. Two mothers loaded their young children into strollers and canvassed together to ensure a better future for their children in North Carolina.

After spending a few hours talking with voters, TurnOUT! NC joined Stonewall Sports at Veteran’s Park for a kickball tournament benefiting Time Out Youth Center. TurnOUT! NC received a huge showing of support from the league with petition signatures and commitments to volunteer.

On Sunday, TurnOUT! NC teamed up with HRC Charlotte to host a table at the HRC Community Family Picnic at Wedgewood Church. TurnOUT! NC field organizer Lara Nazario and HRC Senior Regional Field Organizer Ryan Wilson collected nearly 100 petition signatures from Charlotteans opposed to HB2. There was a face painting station and some of the kids broke into a water balloon fight on the church lawn while our organizers spoke with the parents about the harm that HB2 is having in North Carolina.

Since the North Carolina legislature passed the dangerous HB2 in March, dozens of HRC staff have been on the ground mobilizing pro-equality supporters and talking with voters about the dangerous implications of this harmful legislation.

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. There are daily opportunities to volunteer with weekly phone banks and weekend canvassing opportunities.

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

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TONC’s Field Organizer, Lara Nazario and HRC’s Senior Field Organizer, Ryan Wilson are all smiles at the HRC Community Family Picnic in Charlotte.

TurnOut North Carolina!; Charlotte; Weekend of Action; Repeal HB2; Ryan Wilson
HRC's Ryan Wilson with HRC Charlotte Board of Governors Cate Eble and Dan Mauney.

TONC’s Field Organizer, Lara Nazario and HRC’s Senior Field Organizer, Ryan Wilson are all smiles at the HRC Community Family Picnic in Charlotte.

Turn Out North Carolina!; Repeal HB2; Charlotte; Ryan Wilson

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