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Action NC: Ask lawmakers to pee first

Posted By Rob Schofield On April 24, 2013 @ 8:23 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

As you can see below, the good people at Action NC are speaking up and out [1] against the General Assembly’s plan to make applicants for Work First assistance to take drug tests before they can obtain the pittance in benefits that the program provides.

Send the NCGA a Pee Cup

The North Carolina Senate has passed a bill [2] requiring applicants of the welfare program known as WorkFirst  to first pay for, and then pass, a drug test before enrolling in the program.

cup1.gifThis bill is not law yet. With your help, we can send a strong message to our lawmakers.

You can send a pee cup to your State Senator with a small $8 donation to Action NC.

We will tell NC General Assembly that if they are going to require drug tests for North Carolina residents, then they should pee first.

The state gives money to many groups of people, including our elected officials and corporate executives who receive millions in tax credits and government contracts.

It’s disgusting to see lawmakers single out just one group for extra scrutiny. This group happens to be the state’s poorest families who have the least power or influence to abuse the government system.

On top of that, there seems to be no need for the law. The state’s own estimates show that the drug test program may not save a dime and could cost more than $2 million per year.

This is a ridiculous cost for a political stunt. Well, one good political stunt deserves another. 

Click here for more information about Action NC’s plans [1].


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[1] speaking up and out: https://actionnc.nationbuilder.com/pee_cup?utm_source=actionnc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pee_cup&recruiter_id=63

[2] passed a bill: http://www.wral.com/drug-testing-for-benefits-bill-passes-senate/12369158/

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