North Carolina has been inundated by businesses, large-scale corporations, and film-makers who neither live nor vote in North Carolina yet are expressing venomous hostility because of the recent passage of HB2. Their views are not a reflection of the majority of North Carolinians, 70 percent of whom wanted Charlotte’s ordinance repealed.
Gov. Pat McCrory and the North Carolina businesses that have publicly supported HB2, need your support!
Please Take Action NOW!
1. If you are a North Carolina business owner, please sign up to be a part of the growing list of businesses in support of HB2 and the actions taken by Gov. McCrory and the General Assembly. Click here to be counted.
2. Send a message to the companies who are trying to intimidate Gov. McCrory and our state legislators. Click here for a list of companies who have publicly issued statements or tweets against HB2. Click on each company for their contact information. Respectfully express your disappointment over their opposition to HB2 and ask that they support HB2 for the sake of women and children.
3. Show your appreciation and support to Gov. McCrory and the General Assembly. Please let them know how much you appreciate their courage to stand for women and children’s protection and rights in the midst of great controversy.
- E-mail and call Gov. McCrory at 919-814-2000 or 919-814-2050.
- E-mail and call your legislators. Call and e-mail both your representative and senator and thank them if they voted for HB2 and respectfully express your disappointment if they did not. Click here for House votes and here for Senate. If you don’t know who your legislators are click here to find out who your specific legislators are and how to contact them.
- Call Lt. Governor Dan Forest at (919) 733-7350, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-District 26) at (919) 733-5708, House Speaker Tim Moore (R-District 1111) at (919)733-3451, and Rep. Dan Bishop (R-District 104) who introduced HB2 at (919) 715-3009.
4. Attend scheduled events.
- Prayer Vigil: April 19 – Havelock at Havelock City Park – 7:00 pm. If it rains gathering will be held at Community Baptist Church, 7648 Highway 70, Newport, NC 28570. Click here for more information.
- Rally: April 25 – Raleigh at Halifax Mall located directly behind the Legislative Building – 12 Noon. Click here for more information under “Urgent Bulletin”.
5. Click here and sign the petition to stand with Gov. McCrory.
6. Show the court of public opinion that the vast majority of people support HB2. Vote NO to the Triangle Business Journal’s question, Is N.C.’s transgender legislation bad for business? (You may vote one time per “IP Address.” Which means you may vote one time on your computer, one time on your smart phone, and one time on your ipad/e-reader.)
7. Forward this e-alert on to friends and family.
Please PRAY that our state servants would remain encouraged and continue to stand strong for our religious liberties. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)
The KeepNCsafe.org Coalition, of which Concerned Women for America (CWA) of North Carolina is a member, released the following statement:
“While business owners in other states have received criticism and have even been forced out of business for standing up for common sense, hundreds (334) of North Carolina business owners have signed on to a letter thanking Governor Pat McCrory and the General Assembly for passing a law affirming the privacy and safety of businesses, women, and children to live and work in accordance with their deeply held beliefs. These businesses approve and applaud Governor McCrory for supporting women and children, over being politically correct.”
“North Carolina is consistently one of the top five states in the nation for business and economic growth. Any businesses threatening to not do business in our great state based on dishonest attacks by opponents of women’s and girls’ privacy and safety are only hurting themselves. Thanks to Governor McCrory and the General Assembly’s leadership and immediate action for ensuring that North Carolinians’ privacy and safety receive maximum protection. North Carolina will continue to flourish; it would be a shame for any companies to miss out on that simply because they believe men should be allowed into locked rooms with girls and women.” (http://keepncsafe.org/wp-content/uploads/Nondiscrimination-Laws-and-the-Economy-3.pdf)
Due to vocal threats and bullying from the LGBT community, some business owners feared for the well-being of their business and families. For this reason, some preferred to remain anonymous by name. (Click here to see the business supporters by industry.)
View list of time-stamped signees willing to be identified publicly, thus far, showing the incredibly large outpouring of support for the passage of HB2 of the North Carolina business community.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Classifications: No Demonstrable Effect On Job Creation Or Economic Growth