Using Tax Money To Lobby Against Gun Rights

The North Carolina School Board Action Center is a 501(c)(4) organization funded by individual county school boards. As a 501(c)(4) organization, they are allowed to lobby the General Assembly and take part in political campaigns so long as their “primary activity is the promotion of social welfare” according to the IRS. The NCSBAC is the political action arm of the North Carolina School Boards Association and receives its funding through property taxes allocated to the local school boards.

It seems that one of their primary legislative objectives is the repeal of that part of NC GS 14-269.2 which allows limited campus carry for employees who live on campus and allows concealed carry holders to store a firearm in their locked vehicles while on school property.

Grass Roots North Carolina is taking issue with tax money being used to lobby against our gun rights. They released an alert yesterday about it and ask that people contact their local county commissions and school boards to make their displeasure known.

From GRNC:

NC School Boards Assoc Uses YOUR MONEY To Attack Gun Rights

Creates “North Carolina School Board’s Action Center”, a new 501(c)(4) organization designed to divert Education
funds to promote personal anti-gun agenda…

Since Governor Pat McCrory signed HB 937 into law, the North Carolina School Board Association
has been
touting its newly formed North Carolina School Board’s Action Center
(NCSBAC), a new 501(c)(4) organization designed to “strengthen local
school board advocacy efforts”.  The group receives its funding from
individual county school boards through the collection of property
taxes.  Among their stated primary objectives is to advocate for the
repeal of NCGS 14-269.2, which recently granted law-abiding North
Carolinian’s with limited campus carry provisions.

That’s right,
the NCSBAC is devising a scheme to misappropriate tax dollars
collected for education purposes to fund their anti-gun agenda!  The
brainchild of Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board Vice-Chairman
Tim Morgan and political director Leanne Winner,
who has been crisscrossing the state spewing her
propaganda during district-wide legislative reviews, has made the
organization’s intentions clear:  to attack the limited Campus Carry
provisions which go into effect on October 1st.

Specifically,
she has advised local school board members that “NCGS 14.269.2
is a safety concern for public schools”.  She repeatedly and mockingly
states that the reason for allowing concealed carry permit holders
to retain their guns in a locked car was to provide them with the
opportunity to “save the day” in the event of a school
shooting.   But, in her opinion, the real effect of the legislation was
to create a situation where adults angry over the outcome of a high
school football game could settle their disputes by “shooting it out in
the parking lots”.  Winner goes on to say that NCSBA will use
their 501(c)(4) organization to repeal this provision of  NC GS
14-269.2.

Enough is enough!

While the
continued economic downward turn is forcing teacher layoffs and reduced
funding to schools across the state, the notion that what little funds
remain
be spent on pressing a personal political agenda becomes all the more
incredulous. Our tax dollars can be utilized in a multitude of more
efficient
ways to raise and maintain the educational standards of our children
than to have them diverted into such pet projects filled with outright
anti-gun
propaganda.

You CAN make a
difference! Using the suggested message and contact information below,
contact
your local School Board and county commissioners today and demand that
they no longer fund the NCBAS until such time as they turn their
attention away
from personal political projects and return to working to better the
educational system in North Carolina in a more meaningful way.


IMMEDIATE ACTION
REQUIRED!

  • CONTACT YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD: Using
    the contact information provided below and suggested message, contact
    your local
    school board members and demand that tax money not be spent to fund the
    NCSBAC which will be used to attack NC GS 14-269.2 by advocating its
    repeal.
  • CONTACT YOUR LOCAL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS:
    Using the contact information
    below, contact your county commissioners and demand that tax money not
    be appropriated to fund the NCSBAC which will be used to attack NC GS
    14-269.2
    by advocating its repeal.
CONTACT
INFO
School board email addresses can be found by selecting the “Search Organization” option and typing
in your county.

Contact your county commissioners by selecting your county here

Or, copy and paste the
following to your browser:

http://www.ncsba.org/index.php?submenu=About&src=directory&view=directory&srctype=directory_lister_boardmembers

http://www.ncacc.org/index.aspx?nid=171t

DELIVER THIS MESSAGE

Suggested Subject: “Education Tax Dollars Should Not Be
Misappropriated for Anti-Second Amendment Agenda
”  
 

(To Local School Board Members)

Dear County
School Board Member:

It has been brought to my attention that the
North Carolina School Board Association has created a 501(c)(4), the
North Carolina School Board’s Action Center, with the intent to
specifically target positive pro-gun legislation recently signed into
law. As a
parent/ grandparent/ taxpayer, I am seriously offended that any school
board member would condone siphoning money earmarked for education
purposes to
attack my Second Amendment rights or any other personal political
agenda.

I hope that you will represent me by advocating for
education and
demand that no money from our county school board be used to fund the
NCSBAC efforts. I will be monitoring this situation via alerts issued by
Grass
Roots North Carolina and will remember to vote accordingly.

Respectfully,

(To County Commissioners)

Dear County
Commissioner:

It has been brought to my attention that the North
Carolina School Board Association has created a 501(c)(4), the North
Carolina School Board’s Action Center, to specifically target positive
pro-gun legislation recently signed into law. As a taxpayer within your
county, I am offended by this scheme and ask you to instruct the school
board that none of our tax dollars be used to
fund the NCSBAC. I adamantly oppose any misuse of education funds.

I
hope that you will represent me by advocating for education and demand
that no money from our county school board be misappropriated by the
NCSBAC. I will be monitoring this situation via alerts issued by Grass
Roots
North Carolina and will remember to vote accordingly.

Respectfully,


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