It occurred to me, as we were packing to drive to Emerald Isle on Mother’s Day for a week at the beach, that as a resident of North Carolina I can show my profound disagreement with House Bill 2 by enacting a boycott of my own. We may live in North Carolina, but we do not have to vacation here.
Last year, my husband and I spent a total of four weeks (in May, July and October) renting three houses at Emerald Isle. We could just as easily spend those vacation dollars in some other part of the country, or world, rather than do nothing to put our money where our mouths have been in registering our disapproval of HB2.
I guess this will be our last trip to a North Carolina beach until HB2 is repealed. I would encourage my fellow North Carolinians who oppose HB2 to devise a boycott of their own.
Betty Buller Whitehead