Don Yelton's interview with the Daily Show. The group sent out the following fundraising email Oct. 24:
The Republicans have done it again -- once again our state is the subject of an embarrasing national news story.
Yet again, we have been featured on The Daily Show as our laws are reduced to a punch line..
Last night, Don Yelton, a Republican precinct chair from Buncombe County, was featured on The Daily Show in a segment about the Voter Suppression bill the Republican majority passed in July. When asked about the effects of the bill, Yelton said that “the law is go[ing] to kick the Democrats in the butt.” Yelton admitted that it was designed to suppress votes from college students and African-Americans, both of whom he called “lazy”.
The sad truth is, Don Yelton’s disturbing comments last night were more honest about the Republican intent behind this bill than any of the State House Members who voted for it have to date. Stand up today and show Republican leadership that we are committed to undoing the damage to your voting rights by contributing $5, $10, $25 or whatever you can afford today.
Since taking power in this state, the Republican agenda has turned the clock back decades on North Carolina’s progress. They gave huge tax breaks to the wealthiest citizens of our state and out-of-state corporations, while raising taxes on middle class and hard working families. To fund this effort, they cut over a half-billion dollars from public education, fired teacher assistants and increased class sizes.
Now, in a desperate attempt to hold onto power, the Republicans are trying to shield themselves from the repercussions of this terrible legislation by suppressing your right to vote. Help us show Republicans that they need to stop playing games with our state and our rights by contributing $5, $10, $25 or whatever you can afford today.
North Carolina deserves better. The House Democrats are committed to holding Republicans in this state accountable for their actions. With your help, we can take put North Carolina back on the right track.
NC House Democratic Caucus, Finance Assistant
PS: The actions of Republicans in this state are unacceptable. We need your help to ensure voters in every district in this state hear loud and clear about the choice they face in 2014. . You can do this by contributing HERE today.