The Wake County Republican Party is invoking the name of the Rev. William Barber of the state NAACP and the Moral Monday protests to urge voters to keep Republicans in control of the county board of commissioners.
In a Monday press release, Wake Republican Chairwoman Donna Williams says that the GOP commissioners "have led Wake County to new heights" and a "path of fiscal conservatism" as she cites this year's increase in teacher salary supplements and education spending. Citing Forbes magazine ranking the area as the top place to raise a family and for businesses and careers, Williams say that "we need to stay the course and continue our county's successes."
"On top of everything (Joe) Bryan, (Paul) Coble, (Rich) Gianni and (Phil) Matthews have done for Wake County already, they are also the group we need to lead us into the future," Williams said in the press release. "On the contrary, it's hard to imagine the damage that the four Wake Democrat candidates are ready to inflict if given the chance.
This group of left-wing, environment/union lawyers and community activists are ready to rubber stamp Rev. Barber's Moral Monday demands all over our county - over $4000 PER TAXPAYER to pay for their agenda."
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As a source, Williams cites an article from the conservative Civitas Institute that says it would cost taxpayers $10 billion to implement the demands from Moral Monday protesters.
As a rebuttal, Wake County Democrats released a video featuring a modified Taylor Swift song.