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Bill Clinton opposes Amendment One in NC

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, May 5, 2012
CONTACT: Jeremy Kennedy, Campaign Manager, Protect All NC Families


Raleigh, N.C. -- In a recorded statement released today from Protect All NC Families, former President Bill Clinton opposed Amendment One, a constitutional amendment on the May 8, 2012, North Carolina primary ballot that would ban relationship recognitions and threaten protections for the state's unmarried couples. The statement was recorded as a robo call to mobilize North Carolina voters against the amendment.

"Hello, this is President Bill Clinton. I'm calling to urge you to vote against Amendment One on Tuesday May 8. If it passes, it won't change North Carolina's law on marriage. What it will change is North Carolina's ability to keep good businesses, attract new jobs, and attract and keep talented entrepreneurs. If it passes, your ability to keep those businesses, get those jobs, and get those talented entrepreneurs will be weakened. And losing even one job to Amendment One is too big of a risk. Its passage will also take away health insurance from children and could even take away domestic violence protections from women. So the real effect of the law is not to keep the traditional definition of marriage, you've already done that. The real effect of the law will be to hurt families and drive away jobs. North Carolina can do better. Again, this is Bill Clinton asking you to please vote against Amendment One. Thanks."

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