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Fri Apr 8, 2016, 04:07 PM

A statement from Bruce Springsteen on North Carolina

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by mcar (a host of the Latest Breaking News forum).

Source: Springsteen website

As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.



Read more: http://brucespringsteen.net/



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Reply A statement from Bruce Springsteen on North Carolina (Original post)
Jackie Wilson Said Apr 2016 OP
Friend or Foe Apr 2016 #1
hollysmom Apr 2016 #2
Hissyspit Apr 2016 #3
Jackie Wilson Said Apr 2016 #5
Hissyspit Apr 2016 #6
Jackie Wilson Said Apr 2016 #7
mnhtnbb Apr 2016 #4
monmouth4 Apr 2016 #8
wiggs Apr 2016 #9
Paladin Apr 2016 #10
BeyondGeography Apr 2016 #11
Paper Roses Apr 2016 #12
RoccoR5955 Apr 2016 #13
mainstreetonce Apr 2016 #14
Jackie Wilson Said Apr 2016 #15
mcar Apr 2016 #16

Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 04:16 PM

1. Right now the Governor and the legislature might break into a rendition of

There's a Darkness on the Edge of Town

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 04:19 PM

2. He should have added register to vote and have a voice in what they do!

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 04:22 PM

3. Everyone please go rec the other LBN thread:

Yes, the one with my comments. This one will be locked as a dupe eventually, and fall off the Greatest Page (no offense to Jackie Wilson Said).

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141407969

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 04:24 PM

5. Is that because you were first?

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 04:33 PM

6. Yes, they always delete the second one. I had one locked the other day.

I guess I could have deleted mine, but it has more info and now they both have lots of refs. Maybe Mods will let them both stay.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 04:35 PM

7. Oh no, dont do that, I am fine with it. I used his website as the source

but it is being reported on too.

The Boss is awesome!

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 04:23 PM

4. Good for The Boss.

Hope to see more of this.

I cannot wait to vote out McCrory in November. My Reps--since I live in Chapel Hill--are Dems who did not support this hateful legislation.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 04:37 PM

8. Jersey Man does good..n/t

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 04:58 PM

9. Right on Bruce. nt

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 05:04 PM

10. Good on you, Bruce. (nt)

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 05:05 PM

11. He's a good man

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 05:12 PM

12. The Boss has spoken! n/t

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 05:14 PM

13. BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCE! n/t

 

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 05:43 PM

14. NJ values

Good forcthe boss!

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 05:46 PM

15. Good one, other than Christie of course

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 05:49 PM

16. Locking

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