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EMILY’s List Statement on North Carolina Republicans’ Outrageous and Unethical Budget Veto

For Immediate Release

September 11, 2019

EMILY’s List Statement on North Carolina Republicans’ Outrageous and Unethical Budget Veto

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILY’s List, released the following statement in response to North Carolina Republicans' surprise veto of Governor Roy Cooper's budget. After promising not to, Republican leaders in the state House held the vote during a memorial service for the victims of the September 11th attacks. Just nine Democratic lawmakers were present at the time.   

“Time and again, the North Carolina GOP has proven they will do anything to win, but this move might be the most shameful yet. From supporting unconstitutional gerrymandered district maps to employing shady tactics to try to overturn another veto at the expense of their Democratic colleagues, they have proven there's no limit to how low they'll stoop to support their right-wing agenda. It's time to vote these partisan hacks out of office. They have no respect for the democratic process, the thousands of Americans who lost their lives during the September 11th attacks, or the voters they're supposed to represent."

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