Working America Targets Sen. Berger in New Ad Highlighting Alleged Court-Packing Scheme
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Working America, the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, released a print and digital ad today in opposition to rumored plans to expand the state Supreme Court, joining the growing chorus of local, state and national stakeholders who are concerned that state leaders may usurp the will of voters by tipping the balance of the state’s highest judicial body.
The ad, which ran in print on Tuesday and will continue online through the duration of the special legislative session, asks state Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger if state leaders intend to pack the State Supreme Court. The ad highlights the 110,000 conversations Working America canvassers held with Triad-area voters during the recent election, and asks Sen. Berger to respond to constituents who are wondering whether the rumored plans are true.
“Sen. Berger should come out publicly and put these rumors to rest,” said Working America-North Carolina State Director Carolyn Smith. “Working people in North Carolina knew what they were doing last month when they elected Superior Court Judge Mike Morgan to bring balance back to the state Supreme Court. Voters have a right to know if the court-packing rumors are true.”
With a base of more than 45,000 members in North Carolina and 3 million nationwide, Working America mobilizes working people who don’t have the benefit of a union at work to fight for good jobs and a fair economy. During the past election, Working America ran a national door-to-door engagement effort to reach likely working-class voters in 10 battleground and priority states, including North Carolina. Nationally, it fielded an army of 670 canvassers to knock on over 2,065,600 doors and hold nearly 552,400 conversations.
At 3 million members nationwide, Working America mobilizes working people who don’t have the benefit of a union at work to fight for good jobs and a fair economy that works for everyone. We’re committed to uniting working people in urban and suburban communities around a shared economic agenda. For more information, visit www.WorkingAmerica.org.
CONTACT: Carolyn Smith