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“a stunning display of contempt for democracy”

From the Raleigh News & Observer: “In a stunning display of contempt for democracy, House Speaker Tim Moore, a Cleveland County Republican, called a surprise vote to overturn Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the state budget just after a session opened at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Democratic lawmakers and the media had been told by Republican [...]
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The INDY Endorses Grier Martin

The INDY Week newspaper has endorsed Grier Martin for re-election in 2018. Noting that “In the fourteen years since his first election to the state House, Grier Martin has been a consistent progressive voice, fighting for better school funding, environmental protections, and improved infrastructure” the INDY concludes “Martin has proven himself an effective lawmaker, and [...]
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Environmental Advocates Endorse Martin

Grier Martin has been endorsed by the NC League of Conservation Voters and the Sierrra Club.  His environmental voting record in 2017-18 was also recently scored a perfect 100% by the NC League of Conservation Voters.
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Martin Endorsed by Teachers’ Group

The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) has endorsed Grier Martin in the 2018 election for the NC House. NCAE’s membership comprises thousands of educators throughout the state. “Our members understand now more than ever how important it is to elect courageous leaders who will stand up for students, educators, and their communities,” said NCAE [...]
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News & Observer Endorses Grier Martin

The Raleigh News & Observer today endorsed Grier Martin for election to the North Carolina House of Representatives: Grier Martin, 47, is a Democrat and a lawyer who also is a military veteran and has done well for his constituents in the House. He has deep ties in North Carolina, and has exhibited an open-minded [...]
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INDY WEEK Endorses Grier Martin

The Indy Week newspaper today endorsed Grier: “On the day HB 2 passed, Martin unsuccessfully introduced an amendment to broaden the state’s antidiscrimination protections to include sexual orientation, gender identity, and military status. With that move, Martin was able to expose the law for what it was: legalized discrimination. ….. This is an easy choice; [...]
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Martin Debates HB2 on “Capital Tonight”

Grier appeared on News 14′s “Capital Tonight” yesterday and debated HB2 with Sen. Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg). He argued forcefully for the discriminatory bill’s repeal and decried the abusive process by which it was passed and signed into law by Governor McCrory. Watch a video of the show (beginning at 8:45 minutes) on News 14′s website. [...]
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Grier Pushes for Redistricting Reform

Rep. Grier Martin (D-Wake) and Rep. Skip Stam (R-Wake) joined a panel of professors at N.C. State’s annual Holtzman Public Policy Forum.  The topic of this year’s event was redistricting reform.  Martin and Stam introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to reform the way legislative and congressional districts are drawn. Read more about the [...]
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Martin appears on News 14 “Bow Tie Caucus”

Rep. Martin appeared on the regular Friday “Bow Tie Caucus” on News 14′s “Capital Tonight”. Though lacking a bow tie, Martin still discussed gun legislation, the budget, and other issues with host Tim Boyum and Rep. Skip Stam. Watch the video here. (The Bow Tie Caucus segment begins at about 6:00 minutes)
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Statement on the UNC Board of Governors

Today, the House nominated members to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. In determining my vote, I considered the fact that one of the most important functions of the Board is to select and retain the President of the University system. I noted that this year the Board was confronted with the important [...]
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