Message from the CCDP Officers
January 7, 2021
Riot at US Capitol for the Certification of the Electoral College Votes
Watching the riots at the US Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, was disturbing. Such actions must be confronted, and the Craven County Democratic Party officers urge you to contact our representatives in DC: U.S Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and Congressman Greg Murphy. Let them know your opinions about their action—or lack of action. Their contact information is-
Senator Burr – DC Office (202) 224-3154; www.burr.senate.gov/contact/email
Senator Tillis- DC Office (202) 224-6342; www.tillis.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me
Congressman Murphy – Office (202) 225-3415; https://gregmurphy.house.gov/contact
Wayne Goodwin, NCDP Chairman, has also posted a message about Wednesday’s events on the NCDP site, www.ncdp.org.
We suggest you ask others you know (concerned family, friends, etc.) to contact their Senators and Congressmen about the travesty of the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. We need to do all we can to ensure our voices are heard! (If you have contacts outside our district, you might encourage them to refer to 5Calls.org to get contact information and helpful talking points.)
President Elect Joe Biden said in a statement this evening – “At this hour, our democracy is under an unprecedented assault.…. An assault on the rule of law. An assault on the most sacred of American undertakings: The doing of the people’s business. … The scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not reflect the true America. This is not who we are.” …. “This is not dissent. It is disorder. It is chaos. It borders on sedition. And it must end. Now.” …
“The certification of the Electoral College votes is supposed to be a sacred ritual in which we affirm the majesty of American democracy. Today is a reminder, a painful one, that democracy is fragile. To preserve it requires people of good will, leaders with the courage to stand up, who are devoted not to pursuit of power and personal interest at any cost, but to the common good”…
It is clear that we must continue to speak out to them about issues important to us. Our voices matter. Keep the contact information for your representatives at hand, so you can easily reach out as needed. The issues important to us must be continually raised before our elected officials.
Linda Moore, Chair Charles Dudley, 1st Vice Chair Helen Robinson, 2nd vice Chair
Nicole Kirch, 3rd Vice Chair Richard Friend, Treasurer Diane Tyndall, Secretary