Vote No on all Six Amendments: “Nix the Six”

The Republican led NC state legislature has added six constitutional amendments for referendum to this year’s ballot.

Changing the constitution is a big deal.  It should be done with careful intention.  None of these amendments are necessary.  Four are very dangerous as they either put extra strain on our state resources or severally offset the balance of powers for our state government thereby undermining the constitution.   Please see below for a table of the wording of each amendment and a short explanation of why a vote of against makes sense.  You can find more reasons why it is imperative to vote against on the four most concerning amendments by clicking here or go to this outside link:  https://democracync.org/take-action/our-votes/ to find info on the complete proposals.

 

Constitutional amendment protecting the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.VOTE AGAINST.
Why?
This is already a right of North Carolinians, with no known threat.
Constitutional amendment to strengthen protections for victims of crime; to establish certain absolute basic rights for victims; and to ensure the enforcement of these rights.VOTE AGAINST.
WHY?
This amendment “could undermine due process and place significant administrative and financial burdens on state, county and local government”.
Constitutional amendment to reduce the income tax rate in North Carolina to a maximum allowable rate of seven percent (7%).VOTE AGAINST.
WHY?
This amendment “would starve schools. Plus, our government would have no way to respond to emergencies like Hurricane” Florence.
Constitutional amendment to require voters to provide photo identification before voting in person.VOTE AGAINST.
WHY?
This amendment “will stop 300,000 people from voting. Even worse, it doesn’t specify which IDs will be allowed and which will not.”
Constitutional amendment to change the process for filling judicial vacancies that occur between judicial elections from a process in which the Governor has sole appointment power to a process in which the people of the State nominate individuals to fill vacancies by way of a commission comprised of appointees made by the judicial, executive, and legislative branches charged with making recommendations to the legislature as to which nominees are deemed qualified; then the legislature will recommend at least two nominees to the Governor via legislative action not subject to gubernatorial veto; and the Governor will appoint judges from among these nominees.VOTE AGAINST.
WHY?
This amendment “gives the head of the Senate, a politician who represents one small district, the power to fill statewide judicial vacancies. Makes the third branch of government obsolete.”
Constitutional amendment to establish an eight-member Bipartisan Board of Ethics and Elections Enforcement in the Constitution to administer ethics and elections law.VOTE AGAINST.
WHY?
This amendment “destroys the separation of powers, giving the legislature authority to appoint members of 400 State Boards.”

 

*The above ‘rationale’ information is from https://www.facebook.com/ProtecttheNCConstitution
451989231943585/?fb_dtsg_ag=Adx6iUBO0psluspJKxG0NCnrkVM3eBuBAs8JerPo_afLw%3AAdyxj1aEGdS4AXmPHoZiCO3btXkXN5202ukohB4YEeYkQ*