January 5, 2011
The NC Racial Justice Act survived yesterday’s special legislative session over Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a bill passed last year to repeal the RJA.
Thanks to your support, the Racial Justice Act is still law. You made a huge difference!
If you had not taken the time to reach out to your legislators and Gov. Perdue in support of the Racial Justice Act, the outcome may very well have been different.
The Senate voted along party lines yesterday afternoon to override Gov. Perdue's veto. But despite the efforts of House leadership and shady tactics, the House was not able to muster the votes to override the governor's veto and instead referred the bill to committee to consider amending the RJA.
Please take a moment to send a message about the attempt to override the governor's veto to your legislators right now.
To read more about the unbelievable session that was called by Gov. Perdue to consider her veto of the Racial Justice Act repeal bill that turned into political escapades that did not conclude until after 1 a.m. this morning, please refer here or here.
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