Lemonade stands counter sour budget
Despite the fact that their first effort spurred some classless and rude treatment last week from the legislative powers that be, the moms and kids at North Carolina Moms Rising are taking their lemonade stands to fund public programs for kids on the road this week.
(For those of you who might have missed it, the group set up a lemonade stand in front to the General Assembly last week to raise money for the essential programs and services that are being cut or eliminated in the budget that lawmakers sent to Governor Perdue over the weekend. Unfortunately, GOP legislative leaders and their staffs had no interest in receiving the group’s symbolic gift — or in even being particularly polite about it).
Not surprisngly, the lemonade stands this week will be located in the districts of the five Democratic lawmakers who voted for the Republican budget. Here’s the schedule:
Today, the group is in Rep. Brisson’s district from 11:30a-1:30p selling lemonade at the Corner Café at 101 East Broad St, Elizabethtown, NC.
On Tuesday morning they will be in Rep. Spear’s district from 11:30a-1:30p at the Edenton Furniture Store, 211 South Broad Street, Edenton, NC.
Later that same day, they’ll will be in Rep. Owens district from 3:00p-5:00p at the Pasquotank County Courthouse, 113 North Elliott Street, Elizabeth City.
On Wednesday morning, they’ll be in Rep. Crawford’s district from 11:30-1:30 selling lemonade at the Granville County Courthouse, 101 Main St, Oxford.