April 12, 2012
Governor Bev Perdue in North Carolina has made her opposition to the proposed anti-gay Amendment 1 in the state known through statements and tweets over the past months. Now she has begun stepping up her opposition to the amendment in the weeks leading up to the May 8 vote. In a new web ad she urges North Carolina voters to oppose the amendment, which will hurt gay and lesbian families as well as unmarried heterosexual couples, and potentially affect laws against domestic violence in the state.
She gives some more good reasons North Carolinians should oppose the amendment:
This afternoon, she release a web video in which she lays out her reasons and urges people to vote against it.
“The amendment, I believe is dangerous for women,” Perdue says in the video. “There is a real risk that some of the laws we have on the books now to protect the victims of domestic violence may no longer apply to many women in this state.”
Governor Perdue joins many high profile Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians in the state in fighting publicly against the odious amendment.
What you can do to help:
1. Contribute to the campaign on ActBlue so they have the resources they need to get our message out.
2. Sign up for a Courageous Conversation about Amendment One with someone you know in NC.