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Rep. Martin Meets with AARP

Representatives of the North Carolina AARP met with Rep. Martin today to discuss several issues important to AARP members. In particular, the meeting focused on a program to assist family members who are caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. Rep. Martin’s grandfather died of complications from early onset Alzheimer’s in 1974 and his grandmother was a caregiver [...]
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Serving our Homeless Veterans

Raleigh-area homeless veterans had a chance to get healthcare, food, showers and info on VA benefits, job training, housing and other services at the annual Veterans Stand Down yesterday. The Stand Down commenced with a brief ceremony where Rep. Grier Martin, an Afghanistan veteran, was the keynote speaker. Rep. Martin noted that when every veteran took their oath of enlistment, they took on an obligation to our nation. At the same time, however, our nation took on an obligation to that veteran. Ending homelessness amongst veterans is a way to fulfill that obligation. Rep. Martin is the sponsor of HB1573, which would help the state, and federal governments deliver services to homeless veterans.
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Grier at Daniels Middle School Career Day

Daniels Middle School held a Career Day symposium today highlighting jobs with a humanities focus. Rep. Grier Martin was one of a group of speakers invited to share the importance of the humanities in their jobs. Rep. Martin spoke of the need to speak and write effectively and to understand the history and culture of [...]
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Teachers Give Grier Martin an A

The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) today released a report card grading every member of the General Assembly. According to its president Sheri Strickland, “NCAE looked at the voting records of legislators that reflect action on a number of issues addressing students and schools and the level of support the General Assembly provided to [...]
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Creating jobs for NC in the Global Economy

North Carolina is working to promote economic growth and stimulate job creation in the global economy. The bipartisan Committee on Global Engagement is working to make North Carolina the most globally engaged state in the nation. Rep. Grier Martin is a member of the committee, which began meeting last month. The Committee’s most recent meeting [...]
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Wake CART meets with Rep. Martin

Members of Wake CART met with Rep. Grier Martin to discuss ways to help our military and their families in Wake County. Wake CART (Community Area Resource Team) is, according to its website, a “voluntary military and civilian cooperative partnership organized to provide multi-service networking for support and assistance to ensure total-force family readiness for [...]
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Grier Speaks to The Heritage’s Men’s Group

Rep. Martin was the guest speaker today at The Heritage’s Men’s Group breakfast. He talked about the budget process and the need to create jobs and fielded questions from the group on health care, campaign finance reform, and man other topics. The Heritage is a senior living community located off Falls of the Neuse Rd. [...]
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Martin Honored For Commitment to Campaign Finance Openness

Rep. Grier Martin was one of a select few legislators honored today with Democracy NC’s “Sunshine Award.” Only 1 in 6 House members received the award, given for a “superior” commitment to openness in campaign finance disclosures. “The public is demanding a higher standard of ethical conduct and more accountability to voters rather than narrow [...]
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Voters for Clean Elections Rates Grier 100% on Reform

The non-partisan North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections awarded Rep. Grier Martin a perfect 100% score in its annual scorecard of North Carolina legislators. The scorecard rates legislators on their commitment to reform our state’s elections. Martin received the top ranking for his votes in favor of reducing the importance of special interest money in [...]
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Veterans Day 2009

Rep. Martin attended several Veterans Day events recently. On Veterans Day, he was the keynote speaker at a ceremony held by the Student Veterans of America at N.C. State University. Rep. Martin encouraged his fellow veterans to listen to Shakespeare’s Henry V and “remember with advantages” the things they have done in service of America. [...]
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