Okay, North Carolina. This is it. The next 36 hours will determine our future. North Carolina already has a past of missing the boat and giving our jobs away to other states i.e. NC Caterpillar plant (1000 Jobs to GA), Continental Tire (2000 Jobs to SC), and Toyota HQ (7000 jobs to TX). Just this week, we lost over 7000 jobs opportunities and nearly ONE BILLION in investments to South Carolina.
And now we stand here watching in awe, with glazed expressions, as the people who “represent” us are doing what they do best, attempting to repeat history.
We need to break the viscous circle and it begins today, and it begins with you. Your mission should you choose to accept it?
We want the Capital begging for an ark because of all the phone calls and emails flooding Raleigh today. We want the Governor’s office to hear us so loud, their ears will be ringing by the end of the day. We will remain polite and civil, but they will certainly get the message. They WILL hear our voice.
Raleigh needs to hear from EVERYONE. There are still thousands of NC residents that love film being in our state that have not voiced their opinion by picking up a phone or sending an email. Well, today is the day. Crew, Background actors, small businesses, actors, community leaders! We need you. All of you. And just because you don’t work in the film industry, does NOT mean you shouldn’t call. In fact, we NEED your voice in the mix, too. They need to see that it is all of us who support the industry, not just the workers or vendors.
We need THOUSANDS of calls today, not hundreds. So gather every friend, neighbor and co-worker, look them in the eye and tell them to make these calls because our film future depends on it. Hell, dial the number for them!
I’ve been told for the past week that the only reason that our film incentives are still even in the conversation is because of your hard work and the phone calls and emails you have already made and sent. So, thank you!
Today, you tell Speaker Thom Tillis to SPEAK up! You tell Governor McCrory to do the right thing and keep our film incentives going. Tell them to keep them in place and end that damn sunset! You call your legislator that represents you and tell them you are a voter and you have a voice!
HERE’S THE CONTACT LIST FOR ALL NC HOUSE MEMBERS: http://keepncfilm.org/contact-nc-representatives/
We have lost over 10,000 jobs due to the current leadership, and I’ll be damned if we lose 4200 more. They are clean, high paying jobs. Let’s keep them in North Carolina.
Lastly, SHARE SHARE SHARE! Please pass this blog to all your friends across the state. They need to hear from EVERY county in North Carolina, today!
Give it everything you got. EVERYTHING! Show them who we are and just how many we are.
Let’s do this!