25, 2011 - Southport, NC - Yes Port NC is hosting a
pubic meeting to "educate" the public on the
"economic benefits" of the mega port at Southport.
The press will be there. DOT will be paying
attention. Jim Bradshaw, head of Brunswick County
Economic Development will be there, Jim Hinnant,
President of Wilmington Downtown and Rep Earline
Parmon who represents Forsyth County
(Winston-Salem!) will be featured speakers to talk
about how the megaport will be an economic boon for
the County and the State.
This is a great opportunity for opponents of the
port project to ask tough questions and demand
honest answers. Yes Port NC has been the head
cheerleader for this project but their data is paper
thin. Their Founder and Executive Director, Lorrie
Rutledge lives out of state but thinks it's
perfectly appropriate to try to direct and influence
the business of NC from the State of Michigan. Let's
ask her why.
Timing is critical - Southport elections are coming
up and there may be candidates on the fence about
the port. Let them know where you stand!
Let's hold Jim Bradshaw and Yes Port NC's feet to
the fire and demand they prove their assertion of
economic benefit. Source it. Document it.
Be there. And please, WEAR NAVY BLUE SHIRTS to this
meeting. Let's present a solid wall of opposition to
the port project, sending a loud and clear message
all the way up to the Governor's corner office.
Oppose the Megaport at Southport
Date: October 27th
ILA Union Hall
211 W. 10th Street
was provided by
Save The Cape.