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Locke’d and Loaded: Gov. Cooper vetoes donor privacy bill, free speech, free association

“Privacy is for individuals. Transparency is for government.”

Recently, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed an important bill that would protect non-profit donors’ privacy rights. This bill was designed to ensure that donor privacy was safeguarded against government intrusion, like the type the NAACP was subjected to during the Civil Rights Era.

Roy Cooper wrongly claims that this bill could prevent transparency about political contributions. This is the same governor who has been anything but transparent when it comes to Covid data and open records requests. A simple reading of the bill also shows that Cooper is wrong about political contributions. He’s just parroting the same, inaccurate talking points of his fellow partisans.

Amy O. Cooke, CEO of Locke, explains the grave importance of donor privacy in this video.

Get the truth about the donor privacy bill here: http://loc.ke/Biu.

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