They should hear from you first.

(Urgent: Encourage your local officials to vote against anti-religious freedom SOGI ordinances)

Because North Carolina’s law protecting our freedoms to live out our religious faith, speak freely our religious beliefs, and associate with people who share our values (HB2 and HB142) expired on December 1 and the state legislature failed to enact a permanent solution, LGBTQ+ activist groups have launched a campaign to pressure local governments across the state into considering local sexual orientation and gender identity ("SOGI") ordinances that undermine religious liberty.

Thus far, they have targeted 24 cities and 5 counties across NC (5 of which passed a SOGI in cities and 1 in a county). In addition to expected progressive cities like Asheville and Chapel Hill, they have also targeted places like like Black Mountain, Hendersonville, and Weaverville. 

Originally, their strategy was to have the passage of SOGI ordinances snowball a surge of support across the rest of the state. However, their momentum has largely slowed, due in large part to the growing response of concerned citizens like you. 

We believe the best way to stop these ordinances is for your local officials to HEAR FROM YOU FIRST!

That's why we're excited to share with you our new ncvalues.org/SOGI toolkit. If you agree that our elected officials should hear from us first, would you help us gain the initiative by choosing your city or county from the 46 targets below and encouraging your local officials to vote against any anti-religious freedom SOGI ordinances

By expressing your concern for religious freedom, freedom of speech, and freedom of association now, you can take charge to stop these dangerous ordinances before they even get started:

CITIES:
Apex
Asheville
Black Mountain
Boone
Burlington
Carrboro
Cary
Chapel Hill
Charlotte
Concord
Cornelius
Davidson
Durham
Fayetteville
Fuquay-Varina
Gastonia
Goldsboro
Greensboro
Greenville
Harrisburg
Hendersonville
Hickory
High Point
Hillsborough
Holly Springs
Huntersville
Jacksonville
Kannapolis
Matthews
Mooresville
New Bern
Raleigh
Rocky Mount
Salisbury
Statesville
Weaverville
Wilmington
Wilson
Winston-Salem


COUNTIES:
Buncombe County
Cabarrus County
Davidson County
Mecklenburg County
Orange County
Wake County
Watauga County


In gratitude,


Tami Fitzgerald
Executive Director
NC Values Coalition

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