North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory predicted to lose



Washington, DC, November 9, 2016— North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is predicted to lose his bid for reelection. In response, the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is releasing the following statement:

 “The likely defeat of Governor Pat McCrory sends a clear message: the people of North Carolina don’t like anti-LGBTQ extremism. It shows that the electorate sees HB2 as a multi-million-dollar political blunder that puts the economy and the welcoming reputation of North Carolina on the line. It also says that it’s time to repeal HB2 and to replace it with a comprehensive state wide non-discrimination law. Over the past year, the National LGBTQ Task Force has put staff and resources towards organizing People of Faith. On Election Day the Task Force brought 16 staff to Charlotte, NC to engage voters in our #FaithfulVoters project. On election day we collected more than 1,000 responses to our surveys of People of Faith on LGBTQ protections, racial profiling, and reproductive justice issues. Our work has confirmed much of what we already knew: People of Faith overwhelmingly support justice and liberation for all people,” said Rev. Rodney McKenzie, Director of the Academy for Leadership and Action, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund.

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