Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, businessman Tom Steyer (D. CA):
Flipping North Carolina is going to be key to this election.
That’s why Republicans in the state legislature are trying to suppress the vote as much as possible. They have heavily gerrymandered districts allowing Republicans to seize 10 of North Carolina’s 13 congressional districts — even with an equal statewide vote share with Democrats. Between the blatant gerrymandering and the voter suppression efforts that, according to the 4th U.S. District Court of Appeals has targeted African-Americans with “almost surgical precision,” we’re all going to have to show up big to flip this vital swing state blue.
Before Democrat Governor Roy Cooper even took office, the Republican legislature voted to eliminate key executive powers of the Governor after he won the election — a clear example of partisan politics. The Republicans are not at all interested in good-faith governance, blocking any attempts to pass bills Gov. Cooper has championed.
My partner Kat Taylor and I are excited to be a part of Help Flip North Carolina Blue and End Voter Suppression — a night that will benefit 12 North Carolinian candidates up and down the ballot. Gov. Roy Cooper and myself will be having a conversation on the importance of protecting the right to vote and how we can elect key climate champions in the state.
Help Flip North Carolina Blue and End Voter SuppressionWith North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Yvonne Lewis Holley (Candidate for Lt. Governor),and ten state legislative candidates
Wednesday, September 16
7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PTWe must flip North Carolina blue to get real progressive change done in the state and protect the right to vote. Government should be of, by, and for the people — not a backhanded fight for power at the expense of constituents.We hope you can donate and attend the event.Thank you,TomP.S. If you can’t make it, but have the means, would you still consider donating to these North Carolina candidates?