...A vigil is planned from 7-8 p.m. Monday at Vance Monument in conjunction with similar demonstrations across North Carolina, said Lee Crayton, the Asheville organizer for Equality NC.
The group will rally Tuesday outside the Capitol building. ...
Volunteers have manned a phone bank to get the opposition message out to voters for the last month and urge them to call their representatives. The effort has reached hundreds of people in Western North Carolina, Crayton said. ...
Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, of Asheville, executive director of the Campaign for Southern Equality in partnership with Equity NC, said it is imperative that supporters be in touch with their elected representatives, particularly Rep. Tim Moffitt in Buncombe County and Rep. Chuck McGrady in Henderson County.
“The debate on this bill will begin on Monday, and there's a lot at stake here,” Beach-Ferrara said. ...Read the full article