Take a moment and see how your Representative voted and let them know how you feel. We especially need to contact Representatives Kelly Alexander and Rodney Moore and send them a message!
The following is a call to action by our environmental partners the NC Conservation Network:
We have some disappointing news regarding the pro-fracking legislation, Senate Bill 820, and specifically about how some Mecklenburg County legislators voted. Unfortunately, S820 passed the state House yesterday by a margin of 66 to 43. It was mostly a party line vote like in the Senate (most Republicans voted for the bill and most Democrats were opposed), with two big surprises from Mecklenburg County.
Representatives Kelly Alexander and Rodney Moore were the only two Democrats who voted FOR S820, possibly putting in jeopardy the ability of Governor Perdue to veto the measure. Alexander and Moore’s votes for fracking were a complete turnaround from their consistent votes against last year’s pro-fracking bill, Senate Bill 709.
TAKE ACTION: Call Representatives Alexander and Moore and tell them both that Mecklenburg County voters are opposed to fracking and are very unhappy that they voted for this irresponsible bill. And, most importantly, urge them to change their votes if the Governor issues a veto of Senate Bill 820:
|Rep. Rodney Moore: 919-733-5778||Rep. Kelly Alexander: 919-733-5606|
Here’s a sample script (but please use your own words):
“My name is ______________ and I’m a voter in Mecklenburg County and against fracking in North Carolina. I am extremely disappointed and very unhappy that Rep. ____________ voted FOR the irresponsible fracking bill – Senate Bill 820. I urge Rep. _______ to change his vote if the Governor issues a veto of S820. Thank you.”
Once you’ve called both Representative’s and expressed your disappointment reply to this email and let me know.
Brittany Iery NC Conservation Network
P.S. When you’ve called both Representative’s, please take a moment to email Governor Perdue and urge her to veto Senate Bill 820: http://action.ncconservationnetwork.org/VetoS820