Calling your North Carolina Representative about voting against the Anti- LGBTQ Marriage Amendments
House Bill 777 and Senate Bill 106 are the bills in question. Theses are state General Assembly bills (Not federal congressional. So call the right representatives!)
You can just say something like this
‘I’m leaving a message for Sen/Rep (NAME). My name is Kristen and I’m your constituent from (CITY) I urge you to oppose HB777/SB106, the anti-marriage amendments, to protect our constitution and to prevent needless harm to all NC families. Improving our local economy is what you need to focus your energy on, not furthering social injustices on our residents. Thank you.“
If you are actually able to speak with your representative (Mine was not taking calls at that moment according to his secretary. So I left a message.) you can say the same thing but maybe shake it up with personal reasons why you are calling such as
"I was raised by an LGBTQ couple,” or “I would personally be affected and harmed if these bills were to pass.”
One thing I included in my email was:
“North Carolina has historically been a progressive state in social issues, we elected African American Congressional Representative James O'Hara in the 19th Century. Please continue that image of progress and acceptance by voting against these bills"
I know a lot of people think calling does no good. But it MIGHT and that little glimmer of hope is all it takes for me.
I will be emailing my message to my representative as well. I want to make sure they actually hear from me.
Any questions, my ask box is open. Please reblog this and help spread the word. They don’t vote until the end of the week.