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10,000 signatures (almost) delivered to Gov’s office for Medicaid expansion

Action NC, NC Aids Action, NC AFL-CIO and partners organized a great event today to deliver 10,000 signatures on a petition to Governor McCrory asking him to reject the effort to block Medicaid expansion for 500,000 poor uninsured people in North Carolina.  While Action NC’s Kevin Rogers was prevented from actually coming past security to give the thousands of petition signatures to the Governor’s administrative assistant (his permit for the press conference outside the Capitol apparently didn’t allow NC citizens to actually walk into the outer office of the Governor apparently), the point was made.

If Governor McCrory signs this legislation he will move from someone seen as a moderately conservative governor to one on the extreme right, more radical than Republican Governors like Jan Brewer of AZ or John Kasich of Ohio – both very conservative Governors who are expanding Medicaid under Obamacare.

In addition, NC Congressional Representatives Price, Watt and Butterfield delivered their own letter to the Governor McCrory today to effectively add another three signatures to the petition asking for Medicaid expansion.

I wonder what the Governor will do next week….

7 Comments

  1. Frances Jenkins

    February 15, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Twelve people were on hand.

  2. jlp75

    February 15, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    With 10,000 signatures. Is McCrory the governor for all NC citizens or just Republicans?

  3. david esmay

    February 15, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    McCrory is not the governor, he is someone put forth by the NC GOP who can hold a pen and sign his name. That is only function he has.

  4. Frances Jenkins

    February 16, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Bev nor Mikie were not the governor of all people, just corruption.

  5. jlp75

    February 16, 2013 at 9:50 am

    So in your mind Frances, since Mike Easley was a crook that gives the NC GOP the right to be crooks as well. What happened to the NC GOP howls about cleaning up government and transparency and serving the people. The way I see it we just replaced one set of crooks with another. At least the first set played lip service to the people and accomplished something worth while on occasion. Hopefully Tillis, Berger and McCrory can occupy the same cell recently vacated by Jim Black in the near future. This must be why they are trying the partisan power grab of the SBI. Owning the cops is the best get out of jail free card.

  6. Frances Jenkins

    February 16, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    jlp
    Get off the meds and drink some moonshine. It will bring peace and understanding like you have never known. Only in your deranged mind have Tillis, Berger or McCrory broken the law or any ethics rule. I think you are going to have to take your toys and go home. You are too mean to have playing rights.

  7. jlp75

    February 17, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Frances,

    I agree they haven’t broken the law yet (that we know of anyway). Just give them time.