Bills Filed by Rep. Robert Reives and Rep. Brad Salmon to Protect Landowners from Forced Pooling and Mandate Chemical Disclosures in FrackingApril 17, 2015Blog Post
On Tuesday, Representative Robert Reives and Representative Brad Salmon filed two bills dealing with hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina – House Bills 772 and 773. These bills address two major concerns about fracking.
House Bill 772 seeks to offer land owners across our state property protections by preventing what is commonly referred to as forced pooling – a practice that allows the extraction of natural gas from underneath one’s property without the property owner’s consent.
We kicked off a new fundraising campaign at last week's convention, and it's off to a great start! In 2014, we did great things, and want to do more this year. But, we need your help! Please click this link, and be sure to check "Make it Monthly!" to make your donation. By donating monthly to the Democratic Party, you will multiply the impact of your vote, and help us to reach more Lee County voters with our message. Please make your donation today!
Want to get involved? Did you hand out sample ballots last year, participate in a phone bank, drive a voter to the polls, or help out during a fudraiser? Do you want to do any of those things this year, but don't know how to get started? Precinct meetings are a great way to start the year, and a necessary way of saying to the NCDP that Lee County is organized, ready, and able to meet the challenges of 2015.
Dear Lee County Democrats,
Rep. Robert Reives started off the year by giving us an encouragement and a challenge: We vote, we win. Our party heard that call, and with your help, has worked hard to get our voters to the polls. With less than 2 weeks to go, we need your help to finish what we started!
Volunteers worked tirelessly last weekend to move Democratic Headquarters half a block down the street to our new location at 131 Charlotte Ave., Suite 104. While we lost the large room where we held meetings all year, we gained vital office space useful for phone banking and other field work activities.
The move did not affect political operations, and a phone bank on Wednesday was staffed by 10 volunteers. We hope you'll stop by and check out our new digs; while you're there, you can pick up signs for your favorite Democratic candidates!
Gerrick Brenner, Executive Director for Progress NC Action, announced today that he will hold a press conference in Lee County to challenge Rep. Mike Stone to return campaign funds donated by an accused money launderer. Oklahoma gaming software baron Chase E. Burns donated $4,000 to Stone's 2012 campaign, as he did to many other Republican candidates. While other candidates donated to charity in the amount given to them by Burns, Rep. Stone kept the money.
From Randy Voller, Chairman, North Carolina Democratic Party:
North Carolina Democratic Party Files a Formal Complaint
About 10 volunteers went door-to-door in Lee County today for three candidates: Clay Aiken, Chuck Baker, and Ophelia Livingston. Neighborhood canvassing is the most effective way to reach voters before an election, with phone banking a close second. Today, our volunteers were encouraged by their reception in the community, and the LCDP provided lunch afterward, giving our canvassers a chance to swap stories.
On Saturday, Spetember 19, about 15 volunteers spent 3 hours training to work for Democratic candidates and the Democratic Party. Trainers Gladys McAuley, Jan Tart, and Jay Calendine held sessions on canvassing, phone banking, and poll working. The volunteers in attendance will be part of the overall Democratic Party effort to get out the vote this year!
Monthly LCDP Meeting, September 23
NC Appeals Judge Sam Ervin IV and NC Supreme Court Justice Robin Hudson will be at September’s monthly meeting. Justin Rosser, candidate for Lee County Sheriff, and Clerk of Court Susie Thomas are also on the program. The action starts at Democratic HQ at 6:30pm, and we hope to see you there!