Tonight, November 2nd, at 7 p.m., the Charlotte Observer will be hosting a forum entitled, "The Truth About HB2." The event is also sponsored by Red Ventures. Unfortunately, the symposium looks to be more of a political stunt than an open forum. Both the Observer as well as the CEO of Red Ventures, Ric Elias, are supporting Roy Cooper for Governor. Elias and his wife have already given $20,400 to Cooper this year.
Held just days before the Election, this event is a political maneuver designed to promote misinformation and take the focus away from Gov. McCrory's leadership and the issues North Carolinians really care about.
That's why you need to contact moderator Molly Grantham this afternoon.
Under Conservative leadership, the economy of North Carolina has a taken a dramatic turn for the better. The state's economy is now one of the fastest growing in the country and families are benefiting from the many good-paying jobs that have been created. When Hurricane Matthew struck the country, North Carolina lost more lives than any other state and it is still trying to recover from the devastation.
These are the issues that North Carolina's voters want to hear about. Instead of holding a forum on important issues like these, the Charlotte Observer is obsessed with talking about bathrooms. Tonight's forum is a blatant attempt to influence the election outcome.
That's why you need to act! Contact moderator Molly Grantham of WBTV. Make sure she knows about the bias of these groups hosting the forum and ask her why they are not talking about issues that North Carolinians care about like job creation, recovery from Hurricane Matthew, race relations, and other pressing issues.
Sample email text to email her:
I'm writing to express my concern about the nature of the forum you are moderating tonight in Charlotte. Based on the stances taken by sponsors Red Ventures and the Charlotte Observer - both of whom are backing Roy Cooper for Governor - I am concerned that this is a political maneuver designed to impact the election. Additionally, I question why groups like the Charlotte Observer are obsessed with "bathroom legislation." If an event is going to be held so close to the election, why are you not discussing the issues North Carolinians care about like recovery from Hurricane Matthew, job creation, and race relations? Since the event sponsors are openly supporting Roy Cooper, will there be any discussion of Gov. McCrory's leadership in response to the devastating storm that hit our state? Given these facts, I respectfully request that you reconsider your role in moderating this forum.
Moderator Molly Grantham of WBTV can be reached at:
Or WBTV Television main phone: 704-374-3500
The FRC Action Team