Within a few weeks, the NC General Assembly will be voting to overturn HB2. Despite the law having been a main reason Pat McCrory did not get re-elected as Governor, there is still a veto proof majority in the General Assembly, which limits the likelihood of a repeal of the destructive law.
News came within the past few days of long-reaching effects of HB2 on the future of the economy of NC, namely with the NCAA:
The NCAA could soon block its college sports championships from being held in North Carolina through 2022 if House Bill 2 is not repealed, according to a letter sent to state legislators Monday by the N.C. Sports Association.
“Our contacts at the NCAA tell us that, due to their stance on HB2, all North Carolina bids will be pulled from the review process and removed from consideration,” Scott Dupree, of the N.C. Sports Association and Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance, wrote.
“That process will begin in the various sports committees starting in 7 to 10 days and continuing through February. At that point, we will be faced with a six-year drought of NCAA championships in North Carolina.”
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article130994139.html#storylink=cpy
The effects could be felt for the next six years, all thanks to HB2.
However, pressure from the masses can help to change the tides. Especially in a year where there may be redrawn lines and new elections.
Here are some names and number of local House and Senate individuals you can call or email with your concerns about HB2:
114: Susan Fisher (D) ON RECORD FOR REPEAL
115: John Ager (D) ON RECORD FOR REPEAL
116: Brian Turner (D) ON RECORD FOR REPEAL
117: Chuck McGrady (R) 919 - 733 - 5956
118: Michele Presnell (R) 919 - -733 - 5732
119: Mike Clampitt (R) 919 - 715 - 3005
120: Kevin Corbin (R) 919 - - 733 - 5859
SPEAKER: Tim Moore (R) 919 - 733 - 3451
47: Ralph Hise (R) 919 - 733 - 3460
48: Chuck Edwards (R) 919 - 733 - 5745
49: Terry Van Duyn (D) ONE RECORD FOR REPEAL
50: Jim Davis (R) 919 - 733 - 5875
Senate President Pro Tempore:
Phil Berger (R) 919 - 733- 5708