Nonpartisan group of Triangle residents to form anti-corruption campaign, Represent Triangle, as part of movement to pass anti-corruption legislation nationwide
Online PR News – 24-January-2017 – Raleigh, NC – Triangle area residents will gather on February 4, 2017 at Northeast Regional Library to launch Represent Triangle, a local campaign to fight corruption in politics by passing laws that prevent bribery, end secret money, and hold politicians accountable. The event is open to the public, and interested residents from Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding area are encouraged to attend.
“The purpose of Represent Triangle is to protect our community from the political corruption we see both in Washington, DC, and here at home in North Carolina,” said Alexander Eadie, a Wake Forest resident leading the effort to launch the chapter. “We need to keep political power in the hands of local residents, not big money and special interests.”
Represent Triangle will be the local chapter of national grassroots anti-corruption campaign Represent.Us, which brings together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to fix America’s corrupt political system.
The group launch this Saturday will be the first in an ongoing series of monthly meetings. Represent Triangle chapter members will:
• Get an introduction to the nonprofit, non-partisan Represent.Us organization and its mission
• Meet Represent Triangle’s chapter leaders
• Discuss framework and strategy for passing anti-corruption legislation in Triangle communities
“As North Carolina has recently been under national scrutiny for HB2, the contested governorship, and surprise special legislative sessions that clearly are not serving the will of the people, it’s increasingly clear that the time for a focused, nonpartisan campaign is now,” said Eadie. “Represent Triangle is committed to building awareness and support for grassroots initiatives in the Triangle and surrounding area to build on the history-making reforms won by other Represent.Us chapters across the nation.”
For more information on Represent Triangle, or to attend its first open meeting, please use the contact information at the top of the page or RSVP at the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/229257917533624/.
In 2014, Represent.Us members in Tallahassee, Florida, helped pass the nation’s first-ever Anti-Corruption Act. In 2015, similar comprehensive laws passed in Seattle, Washington, and in the state of Maine. On November 8, 2016 Represent.Us-sponsored anti-corruption measures passed in 13 cities and states nationwide.
Represent.Us has over 40 active chapters across the United States. For a full list of Represent.Us chapters, visit http://volunteer.represent.us/chapters.