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.

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This is an easy choice; we’re going with Martin.”

For the full list of Indy Week endorsements click here.

 

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Equality NC Backs Grier Martin

Equality NC has endorsed Grier Martin.

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Teachers Endorse Grier

The Wake NCAE (North Carolina Association of Educators) has endorsed the campaign of Grier Martin for the NC House of Representatives.  For more info click here.

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Grier Endorsed by State Employees

Grier was among a bipartisan group of candidates endorsed by the State Employees Association of North Carolina.

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Planned Parenthood Votes Endorses Grier

Planned Parenthood Votes-South Atlantic announced its endorsement of Grier Martin for the North Carolina House of Representatives:

Grier Martin is currently the Democratic Conference Chair and serving his fifth term in the House, representing Wake County. Martin has shown great leadership standing up against attacks on women’s health and LBGT rights.

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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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NC Sierra Club Endorses Grier

The NC Sierra Club endorsed Grier Martin for the NC House of Representatives.

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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 forum at the NCSU Technician.

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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 issue of the continuation of the President in that role.

In their handling of that issue, the judgment and courage of the Board members were tested and were found lacking.

This sort of failure should not be rewarded with another term on the Board of Governors.

I would have preferred to not vote for any incumbent who either actively participated in this matter or who passively sat by and allowed it to happen. I regret that the applicant pool was diminished to the point that there was no choice but to vote for some incumbents. The secrecy by which the Board of Governors took their action does not permit those of us charged with their re-appointment to make a fully informed decision on which, if any, members merited re-appointment.

I am under no illusions that my vote will make a difference. But, I hope that those who today were granted another term on the Board of Governors will hear the message I deliver on behalf of my 80,000 constituents, and pledge themselves to find the courage to never again fail the people of our great state.

 

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