Republicans in Buncombe County are introducing legislation through Senator Daniel to change how future Buncombe County Board of Education elections are conducted.
Instead of holding public forums, soliciting input from the community, or being open and honest with parents about how this change may impact our schools, a small faction in the Buncombe Republican party have worked on this proposal in secret. Language will be inserted into a bill which has already passed the local government committee in the House, intentionally to prevent other members of the Buncombe County Delegation from speaking out against it before it makes it to the floor of the House. Republicans are yet again working to change the laws in a way to give their candidates with overwhelmingly unpopular views every advantage possible.
There is bi-partisan opposition to this legislation in Buncombe – in fact, the only elected official in the county who supports this bill is Senator Daniel.
What you can do
Call Senator Daniel at 919-715-7823 or email him at Warren.Daniel@ncleg.gov, and let him know you oppose introducing partisanship into Buncombe County School Board elections.
Then show up to the Buncombe County Board of Education meeting to support them on Thursday, June 1st, at 5:30 pm, in the Minitorium, 175 Bingham Road. The BCBOE will be voting on a resolution opposing this legislation. Arrive early to ensure you get a seat!