“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 leaders that there would be no vote in the morning.”  Read the full editorial here.

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Court Strikes Down Amendments

Grier appeared on NC Capital Tonight with Rep. David Lewis to discuss the court ruling striking down two amendment to the state constitution.  Watch the full video here.

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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 he deserves another term.”

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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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Social workers endorse Grier Martin

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Equality NC Endorses Martin

Equality NC has endorsed Grier Martin for his strong support on LGBTQ issues.

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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 leader Mark Jewell.

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Grier on UNC-TV’s “SitRep”

Grier appeared on UNC-TV’s “SitRep”, a show focusing on military and veterans issues in North Carolina.  See the video here.

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“Meet the NC Dog Lobbyist”

Most lobbyists walk the halls of the Legislative Building on two legs.  But, Danny the NC Dog Lobbyist gets around on four.  He dropped by Grier’s office to lobby against abusive puppy mills.

Read more here.

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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 attitude toward all viewpoints. There’s no question Martin’s done a good job and will continue to do so for this Raleigh district if he wins another term. The N&O editorial board endorses him.

Read the endorsement at the News & Observer’s website.

 

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