New Campaign Launches to Expose Holding’s Record of Harming Working Families


May 10, 2018


New Campaign, North Carolinians for a Fair Economy, Launches to Expose Congressman George Holding’s Record of Harming Working Families

Campaign to Launch around One-Year Anniversary of Vote to Take Away Health Care from North Carolinians

Raleigh, NC — North Carolinians for a Fair Economy (NCFE) — a new advocacy coalition based in Raleigh, NC — is launching a grassroots campaign this week to educate constituents in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. The campaign will inform residents about Congressman George Holding’s consistent record of voting against working families. The campaign will focus on Holding’s votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and his support for cutting taxes for the wealthiest individuals and corporations at the expense of North Carolina families.

The richest 5 percent of North Carolina earners will receive 53 percent of the benefits from the tax breaks next year, thanks to Congressman Holdings support for the TrumpTax. Congressman Holding also voted to take health care away from 1,301,400 North Carolinians, including 95,100 in his own district. North Carolinians will also see their health care costs increase by 20 percent.

“North Carolinians for a Fair Economy will be holding Congressman Holding accountable through our grassroots program that will educate voters in the 2nd congressional district,” said MaryBe McMillan, NCFE advisory board member. “North Carolinians deserve to know when their elected officials work against their interests, particularly on important issues like access to health care and economic mobility.”

The initial NCFE Advisory Board includes a diverse group of leaders committed to ensuring that North Carolinians have the information they need about their elected officials record on issues important to working families. As we move forward from this launch, additional advisory members will be announced.


Initial Advisory Board members of the NCFE coalition include:

  • MaryBe McMillan, President of the NC AFL-CIO
  • Carolyn Smith, Southern Region Campaign Director of Working America
  • Nolo Martinez, former Director of Hispanic Affairs for Governor Jim Hunt and community leader
  • Lana Dial, Native-American leader and advocate

“North Carolina’s working families deserve to know that Congressman Holding has not been a friend to working families in his district and has instead voted over and over in favor of his wealthy donors,” said Advisory Board member Carolyn Smith. “NCFE’s efforts at the grassroots level will work to make sure that the struggles faced everyday by these families throughout the 2nd congressional district are not forgotten.”

North Carolinians for a Fair Economy will continue to recruit new coalition partners as the project continues. Our Advisory Board will seek to engage members that represent diverse groups including seniors, workers, health care advocates, small business owners, veterans, and others who have been negatively impacted by Congressman Holding’s record in Congress.


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