In an act of blatant and petty partisanship that certainly makes his leftist New York donors happy, Governor Cooper on Friday vetoed SB43 (Protect Religious Meeting Places) and thusly singles out hundreds of North Carolina Churches for potential violence and assault.
Despite solid bipartisan majorities in the legislature who voted not once but TWICE to send this bill to his desk, and despite the thousands of emails and calls last week to the Governor’s office imploring him to correct an injustice recognized by all, Governor Cooper chose not to follow the will of North Carolinians but the dictates of the leftist antigun lobby instead. Since 1995, the majority of North Carolina churches have had the protections that this bill now extends to all churches.
A veto override in both chambers will be required to remedy this clear and present danger to churchgoers across the state.
We know we can count on the Republican members of the General Assembly to vote in favor of an override, but can we count on the support of the Democratic legislators who previously supported the bill to do the same?
We expect them to remain true to their principled votes and not switch their support and votes when it matters most.
The following members of the NC Senate: Senators Sarah Crawford, Don Davis, and Kirk deViere; and members of the NC House: Representatives Charles Graham, Abe Jones, Brian Turner, Shelly Willingham, and Michael Wray, along with Senate Leader Pro Tempore Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore need to hear from you TODAY that we expect a veto override vote to be scheduled and won without delay.
Those who would vote to deny this equal protection under the law for all, and certainly those who would change their prior vote of support for a blindly partisan vote of opposition will have blood on their hands if violence is perpetrated against a church unjustly prohibited to use all means available to protect themselves and their congregations during worship services.
We need not a thousand calls and emails but tens of thousands to demand the immediate override of this veto. 



Call the following list of Democratic Representatives along with Senate Leader Pro Tempore Berger and House Speaker Moore: 

  • Senate Leader Pro Tempore Phil Berger         (919) 733-5708
    Senator Sarah Crawford                               (919) 733-5850
    Senator Don Davis                                       (919) 717-8363
    Senator Kirk deViere                                    (919) 733-5776
    House Speaker Tim Moore (R)                       (919) 733-3451
    Representative Charles Graham (D-47)          (919) 715-0875
    Representative Abe Jones (D-38)                   (919) 733-5758
    Representative Brian Turner (D-116)             (919) 715-3012
    Representative Shelly Willingham (D-23)        (919) 715-3024
    Representative Michael Wray (D-21)              (919) 733-5662
  • Hello, my name is (name). I am calling to direct the legislature immediately take action to override the dangerous veto of Senate Bill 43 (Protect Religious Meeting Places) and expect you to remain true to your previous votes in support of this measure.  Don’t allow some churches to be singled out for violence merely because of petty partisan politics.  I will be following this matter through GRNC legislative alerts.  Thank you.”
  • Email members of the Senate: 

    Phil.Berger@ncleg.gov; Sarah.Crawford@ncleg.gov; Don.Davis@ncleg.gov; Kirk.deViere@ncleg.gov

  • Email members of the House:


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 Suggested Subject: "Don’t Single Out Certain North Carolina Churches for Violence"  

 Dear Legislator:

I strongly urge you to to support the immediate override of Senate Bill 43 (Protect Religious Meeting Places) which Governor Cooper recklessly vetoed on June 18th, 2021.

 You voted twice previously to support this legislation and I now expect you to remain true to your previous votes in support of this measure.  Please don’t be complicit by allowing some churches to be singled out for violence merely because of petty partisan politics.  I will be following this matter through GRNC legislative alerts.  



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