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House leaders conveniently forget pre-session anti-corruption promise

Last fall in the run-up to the 2010 elections, the current House Majority Leader, Rep. Paul Stam wrote a blog post entitled “100 Days That Will Change North Carolina.” In it, he listed eight things that Republicans would do “within the first 100 days” if entrusted with a majority in the General Assembly.

While a lot of folks are currently ruing the fact that Stam and his buddies did pursue a lot of their right-wing agenda items, it’s clear that one promise got lost in the shuffle — “8.  Ending pay-to-play politics and restore honesty and integrity to state government.”

Maybe it’ll be a topic of discussion at tomorrow night’s loophole fundraiser at a downtown Raleigh eatery. If you’re interested in finding out, maybe you can attend the event and ask Rep. Stam about the matter. He’s a featured “special guest” and it’ll only cost you $500 to be an “attendee.” “Hosts” will pony up $5,000.

By the way, good guy advocates will be picketing the event. This is from MaryBe McMillian of the state AFL-CIO and Adam Sotak of Democracy NC: 

“What: Picket outside NC GOP House Caucus Fundraiser
When: Wednesday, June 29
Time: 5-6:30pm
Where: 34 West Franklin sidewalk, across from 18 Seaboard Restaurant

*Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. We encourage you to participate as long as you can, and understand if you cannot be there the entire time. Some signs will be available and homemade signs are strongly encouraged. This is not a union event, but open to everyone that is fed up with the NC GOP agenda. Please feel free to invite family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.

Contact Adam Orlovich at 919.833.6678 or Adam Sotak at info@democracy-nc.org if you plan on attending or need more information. Thanks and hope to see you this Wednesday!”

2 Comments


  1. frances

    June 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Why was there no picket outside Perdue’s event or no mention by you of the background of the people attending? Is this a double standard from you ?

  2. gregflynn

    June 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Governor Perdue is not a member of the General Assembly.

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