Patsy Keever supports all families

On May 8 there are two areas of our ballot I am particularly interested in: one is the anti-family marriage-amendment referendum, referred to as Amendment One; the other is deciding the person to represent us in the 10th Congressional District.

I have been working with my organization, Neighbors for Equality, for over seven months now to ensure we defeat Amendment One and protect all families in North Carolina. Amendment One would virtually eliminate all protections for unmarried couples in North Carolina, be they gay or straight. It could take away insurance and prescription drug benefits from children, negatively impact senior citizens and strip protections and justice from battered women.

When deciding the candidate to best represent the 10th District, the only person who fits best with my beliefs and ideals, particularly my passion for defeating Amendment One, is Patsy Keever.

From her time as a student activist at Duke University, to her work to increase diversity among Buncombe County's boards and committees during her stint as a County Commissioner, Patsy's commitment to equality is evident. She has continually worked to eliminate racism, sexism and homophobia in our community and in our state. Patsy believes that every citizen has equal rights and responsibilities in our community. Her commitment to equality makes her the ideal candidate for working to protect all of us in the 10th District.

If you want to truly protect all families this May, vote against Amendment One and vote for Patsy Keever.

— Tyler J. McCall
Neighbors for Equality
Asheville

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One thought on “Patsy Keever supports all families

  1. Curious

    I am opposed to Amendment One on grounds of equality, but I am puzzled by the arguments that the amendment would/could “eliminate all protections for unmarried couples in North Carolina, be they gay or straight. It could take away insurance and prescription drug benefits from children, negatively impact senior citizens and strip protections and justice from battered women” How does it do that?

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