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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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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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Brain Injury Association names Martin “Our Hero”

The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina presented Rep. Grier Martin with its “Our Hero” award at its annual reception Thursday. The Association honored Grier and Rep. Verla Insko for their successful work on legislation to provide greater care for victims of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and to improve standards for faclities that treat brain [...]
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Grier at Durant Rd. Middle School Constitution Day

Rep. Martin was the keynote speaker at Durant Road Middle School’s 2009 Constitution Day program. Over 200 students participated in a program that included song, dance, and other performances that celebrated the Constitution of the United States. For more on the event, visit the Durant Road Middle School PTA site (.pdf file).
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Martin receives Charles Dick Medal of Merit from National Guard Association

On June 9th, Rep. Grier Martin was awarded the Charles Dick Medal of Merit from the National Guard Association of the United States for his support of the men and women of the National Guard and their families. According to the National Guard Association of the United States: “The Charles Dick Medal of Merit was [...]
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Martin rated 100% on Environment

Rep. Grier Martin received a rating of 100% on the Conservation Council of North Carolina’s 2008 Legislative Short Session Scorecard. The scorecard rates legislators on votes to promote cleaner air for North Carolinians to breathe and safer water to drink. The average score for members of the House was 71%. To view the entire scorecard, [...]
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