Grass Roots North Carolina, P.O. Box 10684, Raleigh, NC 27605
919-664-8565, www.grnc.org, GRNC Alert Hotline: (919) 562-4137

GRNC-PVF Alert 10-14-2010:
CRITICAL ELECTION INFO--READ NOW!

CONTENTS:

- Update from GRNC president
- New GRNC video to galvanize gun rights voters
- It's not too late to register or change voter registration, and here is how...
- GRNC candidate recommendations
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UPDATE FROM GRNC PRESIDENT:

To: North Carolina Gun Voters
From: F. Paul Valone, President, Grass Roots North Carolina
Re: Help needed now to defeat Congressman Heath Shuler

Early voting began today in North Carolina. Both GRNC and the GRNC Political Victory Fund are busy sending voter guides, postcard election alerts into selected districts, preparing radio spots and generally ensuring that gun owners get a voice in what may be the most important election in a generation or more. To that end, GRNC is endeavoring to distribute **110,000** "Remember in November" voter guides across the state via gun shops, gun clubs, gun shows, volunteers, and even mailing **75,000** directly to gun-owning voters.

The GRNC Political Victory Fund, GRNC's registered political action committee, is targeting no less than **15 districts** - including one congressional district - in its effort to elect pro-gun legislators. This is more than we have ever tackled in a single election.

Many of you have responded to our appeals by sending generous donations, which we have sought to put to effective, efficient use. Your donations are funding postcard election alerts to tens of thousands of gun-owning voters in 15 districts. In the district of Rep. HUGH HOLLIMAN - who killed GRNC's "Castle Doctrine" bill, your dollars are funding radio spots which begin next week. Others of you are helping put together postcard mailings in districts where GRNC can have a measurable impact on results.

STOP HEATH SHULER NOW!

But we need more. Specifically, we need to run radio spots against Democrat Heath Shuler (GRNC 0-star) - and FOR JEFF MILLER -- in the 11th Congressional District. Shuler brokered House passage of the misnamed DISCLOSE ACT - legislation that would require gun orgs like GOA and GRNC to REPORT MEMBERSHIP LISTS to the federal government if we so much as MENTION a candidate prior to an election.

NRA IS DEAD WRONG

But, you ask, isn't the NRA endorsing Shuler? Leaving aside, for a moment, the many shortcomings of NRA ratings and endorsements, on this the NRA is dead wrong. They are endorsing him because he exempted the NRA - AND ONLY THE NRA - from the unconstitutional free speech restrictions of the bill. As far as Shuler (and the NRA) are concerned, other gun groups can hang.

We can target Shuler additional districts - and elect more pro-gun legislators - but we need your help. If you have not contributed to the GRNC Political Victory Fund, please use the link below to contribute immediately. These mailings must go out no later than next week, or else they will miss voters who vote early.

With your help, we will prevail; we will begin the long, arduous process of regaining or Second Amendment freedoms.

Armatissimi e liberissimi,
F. Paul Valone
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SEE INSPIRATIONAL GRNC VIDEO

Thanks to MARC R. ERICKSON, Communication and Media Arts professional, GRNC today released its first online video, available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdz_2_8EENA. Marc has agreed to manage a Youtube channel for GRNC.

Again, that link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdz_2_8EENA

The video covers remarks by Sen. Richard Burr, at GRNC's May "Gala for Gun Rights, as he explains the failure of his "Veterans' Second Amendment Protection Act" and the importance in changing leadership in the upcoming election. Look for additional videos to be released as the Nov. 2 election approaches.
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HOW TO REGISTER AND VOTE EARLY

Although the Oct. 8 deadline for registering to vote is past, you may still register or change your registration *IF* you use "One-Stop" early voting between Oct. 14 and Oct. 30 as described below.

Confirm your registration:
If you aren't sure about whether (or where) you are registered, go to www.sboe.state.nc.us and click on "My Election Information."

Where to Vote:
Find your polling place for November 2 by calling your county Board of Elections or by going to www.sboe.state.nc.us and clicking on "My Polling Place." For early ("One-stop") voting places in your county, call your Board of Elections or going to the site above and clicking on "Voting in N.C." and then "Absentee Voting at One-Stop Sites."

GRNC-PVF CANDIDATE RECOMMENDATIONS

FOR FULL "REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER" CANDIDATE DATA, GO TO:
http://grnc.org/remember_november/

ERRATA:
NC Senate, District 24: Foriest is shown with 3 stars, but should be zero stars with a 75% voting record

GRNC-PVF rarely makes blanket endorsements. Instead, it makes "recommendations for effective voting" in a given race. Below are recommendations where they can be made. Bear in mind that in some races, failure to submit surveys and/or poor gun rights voting records may mean no recommendation is made. Recommendations will be made only for districts in which at least one viable candidate earns at least a GRNC 3-star (***) evaluation.

US SENATE:
BURR

US HOUSE:
District 2-ELLMERS; 3-JONES; 4-LAWSON; 5-FOXX; 6-COBLE; 7-PANTANO; 8-JOHNSON; 9-MYRICK; 10-McHENRY; 11-MILLER; 13-RANDALL

NC SENATE:
District 1-RICHARDSON; 2-PRESTON; 4-HALBERT; 6-BROWN; 7-BERGER; 8-RABON; 9-GOOLSBY; 10-JACKSON; 11-NEWTON; 12-ROUZER; 15-HUNT; 16-BEEZLEY; 17-STEVENS; 18-GERBER; 19-MEREDITH; 21-FOWLER; 22-BLAKE; 23-HILLIARD; 26-BERGER; 27-VAUGHAN; 28-WADE; 29-TILLMAN; 30-EAST; 31-BRUNSTETTER; 32-JONES-33-BINGHAM; 34-BROCK; 36-HARTSELL; 39-RUCHO; 40-ANARALLA; 41-FORRESTER; 42-ALLRAN; 43-HARRINGTON; 44-DANIEL; 46-CLARY; 47-HISE; 48-APODACA; 49-CLARK; 50-SNOW

NC HOUSE:
District 1-OWENS; 2-SPEAR; 3-SANDERSON; 4-DIXON; 9-MCLAWHORN; 10-LAROQUE; 11-SAGER; 12-GRIFFIN; 13-MCELRAFT; 14-CLEVELAND; 16-JUSTICE; 19-MCCOMAS; 20-PATTERSON; 22-SZOKE; 23-SHEPHEARD; 26-DAUGHTRY; 28-LANGDON; 30-CHAMBERS; 31-LADD; 32-CRAWFORD; 33-TERRELL; 34-HENION; 35-FRANTZ; 36-DOLLAR; 37-STAM; 38-SHOOK; 39-CUTLIP; 40-AVILA; 42-LUCAS; 43-FLOYD; 46-PRIDGEN; 47-GRAHAM, B (i.e. vote for Brawleigh Graham, not Charles Graham); 48-HARRY; 49-BRADLEY; 50-SMITH; 51-STONE; 52-BOLES; 53-LEWIS; 54-WRIGHT; 59-YON; 60-WILSON; 62-BLUST; 64-INGLE; 65-JONES; 67-BURR (not "Furr"); 69-GIBSON; 70-HURLEY; 73-BROWN; 74-FOLWELL; 76-STEEN; 77-COATES; 78-BRUBAKER; 79-HOWARD; 80-DOCKHAM; 81-BROWN; 82-BARNHART; 83-JOHNSON; 84-FRYE; 85-GILLESPIE; 86-BLACKWELL; 87-STARNES; 88-HOLLO; 89-SETZER; 90-STEVENS; 81-HOLLOWAY; 93-JORDAN; 94-RANDLEMAN; 95-MILLS; 96-HILTON; 98-TILLIS; 101-STEEN; 103-BRAWLEY; 104-SAMUELSON; 105-KILLIAN; 107-ALEXANDER; 109-CURRENT; 110-HASTINGS; 111-MOORE; 112-PROCTOR; 113-GUICE; 114-CARROLL; 118-EDWARDS; 119-ALLEN; 120-WEST

DONATE GRNC-PVF

At this point, there is no time to mail a check. Donate now by going to: http://www.grnc.org/pvf/

Remember: The results of this election will be with you for 10 YEARS, because whoever controls the legislature gets to draw political district. That's right...

RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION WILL IMPACT GUN RIGHTS FOR AT LEAST 10 YEARS!!!

IMPORTANT: Federal election law forbids GRNC-PVF from accepting CORPORATE donations. Please make only PERSONAL donations.

The election alert was authorized and paid for solely by the Grass Roots North Carolina Political Victory Fund.