• 4 reasons why North Carolina needs to have the President's back in 2012

    Game on.

    Mitt Romney is now the presumptive Republican nominee and for North Carolinians the stakes could not be higher.  

    For those of you who’ve been sitting on the sidelines, it’s time to get in the game. The choice for who should lead our country for the next four years couldn’t be clearer and there is no better time for you to stand up and show your support for the President.  

    Yesterday, Mitt Romney visited the Tar Heel state to hold fundraisers for November’s general election. Let’s show Romney and our opponents that we are still fired up and ready to go. Let’s show them that we’ve got the President’s back this November.  

    Commit now and volunteer for an event this weekend for our big statewide day of action to register new North Carolina voters.

    Still not ready to get to work?

    Take a moment to think about what’s at stake this November:

    • Economic Opportunity for the Middle Class.  After inheriting the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the President took bold action to put North Carolinians back to work and get the economy growing again.  These investments have helped North Carolina businesses create nearly 100,000 jobs in the last two years alone, and the President’s budget plan reduces our debt by $4 trillion while maintaining the investments we need to create jobs and grow our economy.   Our opponent’s budget would raise taxes on N.C. working families and slash investments in the middle class to pay for even more tax cuts for the wealthy.
    • Equal Pay and an Equal Voice. We need a President who truly believes that women deserve equal pay for an equal day’s work and control over their own health care decisions.  The first bill President Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which makes it easier for North Carolina’s two and a quarter million working women to file suits for pay discrimination; the President established the first-ever White House Council for Women and Girls and the National Equal Pay Task Force; and the Affordable Care Act protects 2.5 million North Carolina women against insurance discrimination and requires all new insurance plans to offer free preventive care.  Our opponent’s views on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act?  “We’ll have to get back to you.”
    • Investing in the Future through Education.  Nobody needs to tell us here in North Carolina that education is the key to economic success, and the President has fought to improve K-12 schools, keep teachers on the job, and make college more accessible and affordable for all Tar Heel State residents.  His Race to the Top Program awarded North Carolina $400 million to improve our schools, and the President doubled the maximum Pell Grant award and overhauled the federal student loan program to help students attend college without being saddled with debt.  Our opponent’s answer for students worried about rising college costs?  “Shop around.”
    • North Carolina’s Working Families.  President Obama fights for us because he understands what it’s like to work hard to build a brighter future for our children and grandchildren.  While our opponent is meeting privately with donors in Raleigh, the President will be holding a roundtable with unemployed workers in Ohio who are enrolled in community college job training programs – like the $19 million grant recently awarded to nine N.C. community colleges to train economically dislocated workers.  We need somebody in the White House who understands the concerns of working Americans and will fight for us day-in and day-out.

     

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