Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2016-11-30
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


  WINDY CITY TIMES

HRC, Equality North Carolina call on McCrory to concede
From an HRC press release
2016-12-01

facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


RALEIGH — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) and Equality North Carolina once again called on Pat McCrory to concede. Instead of accepting the fact that voters rejected his bid for re-election, McCrory launched an all-out effort to throw the integrity of the election into question by lodging baseless voter protests in more than half of the state's 100 counties. Last night, the Republican-controlled State Board of Elections issued an order requiring dismissal of all 52 of those protests. The latest vote tallies show McCrory nearly 10,000 votes behind Roy Cooper.

"Governor-elect Roy Cooper is the clear winner of this race, and it's far past time for Pat McCrory to stop his desperate attempts to undermine the will of the voters," said HRC President Chad Griffin. "McCrory is nearly 10,000 votes behind, and the Republican-controlled State Board of Elections has rejected all of his last-ditch efforts to sabotage the outcome of this election. Enough is enough. Move on, McCrory."

"Pat McCrory is refusing to accept, what can now only be called, the inevitable Roy Cooper victory," said Equality North Carolina Executive Director Chris Sgro. "We are calling on McCrory once again to accept the election results and concede. Instead of being wrapped up in the baseless schemes put forth by McCrory, North Carolina must begin to repair the damage he left behind as soon as possible. This is a waste of time and resources that our great state desperately needs elsewhere. It's time to move on."

With a stunning 66 percent of North Carolina voters reporting opposition to HB2 in exit polling, it's clear that HB2 cost McCrory his re-election bid. In 2012, McCrory was elected with an 11 percent margin of victory. Not only did the discriminatory HB2 cost him his re-election, it also dragged down several state candidates.

Between August and Election Day, TurnOUT NC — a project of the Human Rights Campaign and Equality North Carolina — held more than 260 get-out-the-vote events in Charlotte and Raleigh on behalf of HRC and ENC endorsed candidates. TurnOUT NC communicated to members and supporters through targeted social media, door-knocking, phone calls, direct mail, text message alerts and email alerts. The TurnOUT NC program generated more than 24 million impressions online to members and supporters encouraging them to vote for pro-equality candidates. HRC and ENC also released a series of ads targeting pro-equality voters, including "Lennie & Pearl for Roy Cooper" and "Pat McCrory: Bad for Business.


facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

GLAAD launches Trump Accountability Project 2016-12-01
Post-election talk Dec. 5 at the Center 2016-11-30
MOMBIAN Picking up the shards 2016-11-30
World news: Trump's UK choice, Ukrainian Parliament, gay-dating app 2016-11-29
National roundup: World AIDS Day, mayor harassed, ex-pol comes out 2016-11-29
Forum plots LGBT action in Trump presidency 2016-11-28
Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies 2016-11-24
United Nations SOGI Mandate Safeguarded in Face of Hostility 2016-11-23
Wally Brewster resigns from ambassadorship 2016-11-23
POLITICS Mike Quigley talks VA, Trump and the 2017 Congress 2016-11-23
National roundup: Veteran's lawsuit, anti-trans attack, True Colors honored 2016-11-22
World news: Israeli activist, rabbi's comments, Irish pol wants to meet Pence 2016-11-22
JASC Condemns Use of Japanese American Incarceration as Precedent For Muslim Registry 2016-11-19
Emanuel: Chicago to remain sanctuary city 2016-11-18
Roy Cooper's Lead Grows to 6,000+ as McCrory Refuses to Admit Loss 2016-11-18
Labor, Civil Rights, Faith Groups Call on Trump to Denounce Hate-Fueled Acts 2016-11-18
Center on Halsted hosts 'A Call to Rise' community meeting 2016-11-18
Conference call planned about funding LGBTQ issues in challenging times 2016-11-18
Chicagoans heading to Standing Rock to fight pipeline on Native land 2016-11-18
Alliance for Justice: Choice of Sessions for AG shocking 2016-11-18
Forum to discuss LGBTQ fears for advocacy, health, service under Trump presidency 2016-11-18
"Resist Trump!" protest set for Saturday 2016-11-18
Labor, Faith and Civil Rights Leaders to Ask Trump to Call for an End to Hate Incidents 2016-11-16
White House appoints Steve Bannon, organizations respond 2016-11-16
First Lady honors True Colors as top youth creative develoment program 2016-11-16
THE AMAZON TRAIL Our only hope 2016-11-16
National roundup: People of the Year, Donald Trump, Rachel Maddow 2016-11-15
World news: LGBTI Ugandans, Australian prime minister, Warwick Rowers 2016-11-15
LGBT community takes first steps in fighting back against Trump 2016-11-14
National reactions to Trump victory 2016-11-14
Chicago joins in national protest movement against Trump 2016-11-14
How LGBT candidates fared 2016-11-12
2016 LGBT Hall of Fame induction held on bittersweet evening 2016-11-12
Local reaction to election: Fear, hope and defiance 2016-11-12
Melissa Harris-Perry at Chicago Humanities Fest 2016-11-10
Petition seeks election reversal 2016-11-10
Anti-LGBTQ extremists reportedly tapped for major roles in Trump's transition 2016-11-10
Sanders releases statement on Trump 2016-11-09
Newly Elected LGBT Officials Critical Moving Forward 2016-11-09
The Rundown on Latino Voter Election Eve Polling and Latino Exit Polls 2016-11-09
 



Copyright © 2016 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.

www.windycitymediagroup.com
[email protected]  •  [email protected]  •  [email protected]

Website Powered by LoveYourWebsite.com