For Immediate Release
Louisburg, NC – The Reform Party of North Carolina has reorganized its Franklin County affiliate. The members of that county have picked Rick Kasa to serve as the founding chairman of the affiliate. This makes the third county affiliate to be reorganized by the party in the last six months.
“Franklin County is important. The demographics of the county make it an important swing county come election time, and having boots on the ground there will help us come election time,” said Reform Party of North Carolina Chairman Nicholas Hensley.
The conviction of former Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Patrick Cannon stands as an example of the corruption in North Carolina politics. According to news reports, Cannon accepted over 48,000 in cash, airline tickets, a hotel room and use of a luxury apartment from FBI agents posing as real estate developers who wanted to expedite permitting and zoning approvals. It is reported by other news sources that Patrick Cannon was also accused of soliciting up to $1 million in additional bribes from undercover agents.
Politicians like Patrick Cannon have become common place in North Carolina politics. He stands with politicians like former Governor Mike Easley and State Representative Stephen LaRoque as black marks in the history of North Carolina governance. All three, in recent memory, have been accused and convicted of using their political positions for personal gain rather than public service.
The Reform Party of North Carolina seeks to elected honest politicians that serve the people rather then self interest, and calls for this kind of corruption to be rooted out in its entirety. The only way to end the corruption is to reform the system is by changing the establishment, and which groups of individuals are in office. Since both Democrats and Republicans have been convicted of corruption, both parties need to be voted out of office.
The Reform Party is searching for candidates to run in 2015 elections. The 2015 elections will include thousands of local races across the country including six major metropolitans, three governor elections, and elections for state officials in four states.
“The Reform Party wishes to represent all people,” said Reform Party Chairman David Collison “It doesn’t matter if they live in Dellview, North Carolina with a population of 9 or Chicago, Illinois with a population of 2.5 million”.
The Reform Party of North Carolina points to the resignation of Art Pope as evidence of State Speaker of the House Thom Tills and Governor Pat McCrory’s inabilities to lead. Art Pope’s resignation came after the Republican controlled state legislature fought a prolonged budget battle that highlighted the fractures within the GOP.
Joe Vodenichar will hold an organization meeting in Guildford County at the Kickback Jacks located at 1600 Battleground Ave. Greensboro, NC. The meeting will be held on July 7th at 6:30pm. This meeting will serve as an organization meeting to recruit organizers and leaders for the Reform Party’s efforts. Nicholas Hensley is planning a follow up meeting in Raleigh to be announced later.