NC Dems launch bus tour

Posted September 16, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like campaign season. 

Democratic lawmakers will hit the road next week on a 19-stop statewide bus tour. 

The tour, which they're calling "NC Forward," will highlight the state's rising unemployment numbers and GOP cuts to education spending and public sector jobs.  

It kicks off Monday at 9am at the State Employees' Career Transition Center in Raleigh, a facility that serves laid -off state workers. Other stops Monday include Rocky Mount, Greenville and New Bern.  

Republican lawmakers haven't booked a bus just yet, but House Speaker Thom Tillis has been traveling around the state quite a bit lately for town hall meetings. He was in Wilmington yesterday. Tillis has also held town halls in Kinston, Winterville, New Bern, Rocky Mount, Clayton, and his hometown of Cornelius. Two more are scheduled next week in Cherryville and Salisbury.


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  • chevybelair57sd Sep 23, 2011

    Great, they'll use our taxmoney for an instate junket to explain their proposals for our budget debt spending which they don't control now, sooo its a taxpayer expense for democrate campaigning

  • getupdems Sep 16, 2011

    Well. now that Rep. Bill Faison has introduced a plan and has 34 Members of the House Democrats Caucus signed on, will Joe Hackney possibly talk about a real plan on his tour? Why is he not signed onto it?
    On September 13, 2011, Faison was joined by the following Members of the NC House: Alma Adams, Kelly Alexander, Larry Bell, Alice Bordsen, Marcus Brandon, William Brisson, Angela Bryant, Becky Carney, Beverly Earle, Jean Farmer-Butterfield, Elmer Floyd, Rosa Gill, Charles Graham, Phillip Haire, Larry Hall, Susi Hamilton, Pricey Harrison, Dewey Hill, Maggie Jeffus, Patsy Keever, Marvin Lucas, Frank McGuirt, Marian McLawhorn, Henry Michaux Jr., Annie Mobley, Rodney Moore, Earline Parmon, Garland Pierce, Ray Rapp, Joe Tolson, William Wainwright, Edith Warren, Larry Womble, W. A. (Winkie) Wilkins, Michael H. Wray at the House Democrats' Business Caucus, chaired by Faison. At the caucus, the Members heard first hand about job loss.

    Where were you?