Will McCrory address HB2 fallout in NC Chamber visit?

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

CONTACT: Dave Miranda, 919.408.7430

or Dave@ncdp.org

Will McCrory address HB2 fallout in NC Chamber visit?

RALEIGH, N.C. – Tonight at 6:30, Governor Pat McCrory will address the NC Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Conference at the North Carolina Museum of History. The elephant in the room? The economic fallout from the governor’s controversial discrimination law, HB2, which has already cost the state more than $75 million and 1,750 jobs.

For weeks, Gov. McCrory has dodged the subject with local media or flatly refused to acknowledge the full implications of the bill. But yesterday, the governor appeared on the “Big Show with John Boy and Billy” radio program in a rambling 15 minute interview in which he attacked businesses opposed to HB2. (Listen to the full interview here.)

“Hundreds of businesses across North Carolina and the nation have expressed opposition to Governor McCrory’s discriminatory law. So far, the governor’s response has been to publicly attack the business community and ignore their concerns. Tonight, the governor should clear the air, address the harm his law is doing to our economy, and begin to undo the damage he has done to North Carolina’s reputation and brand,” said NCDP spokesman Dave Miranda.

So far, the following businesses have expressed opposition to HB2:

15Five

21st Century Fox

23andMe

48 Innovate

Accenture

ACPA-College Student Educators International

Adwerx

Adzerk

A&E Networks

Affirm

Airbnb

Albemarle

Alcoa Inc.

Algonquin Books

All Booked Up

Alleycorp

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Ally Financial

American Airlines

American Apparel

American Express

The American Kennel Club

American Society of Association Executives

American Society of Interior Designers

American Underground

ANAGARD, LLC

Anchore, Inc.

Andrew Joseph PR

Ann Gish

Apple

Architectural Digest

ArchiveSocial

Asheville Grown

Atlassian

269 Authors and Illustrators of Children’s Books

Aviation Quality Professionals, LLC

Avid

AXA Financial Inc.

BackOps

Bagchi Law, PLLC

Bank of America

Barnes and Noble

BASF Corporation

Bayer

BD

Ben & Jerry’s

Berniesez

Biogen

BirdTown Guesthouses

Blab

Blue Ridge Books

Bookmarks

The Book Shelf

Books to be Red

Books Unlimited

Boostsuite

Box

Boxgroup

Braeburn Pharmaceuticals

Braintree

Brim

Brocade

Brooks Bell Inc.

Bull City Coworking

Buxton Village Books

  1. Clayton Thompson Booksellers

CA Technologies

Cabot Creamery

Caktus Group

Campbell Soup Company

CandleScience

Capital One Financial Corporation

Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina THINK

Carolina Wild

Cascade Engineering

Castlight Health, Inc.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

Charlotte Hornets

Chatstaff

Chegg

Choice Hotels

Cisco

Citi

Citrix

City Government of Atlanta

City Government of Boston

City Government of Chicago

City Government of Cincinnati

City of Columbus, Oh.

City Government of Dayton, Oh.

City Government of Los Angeles

City Government of Madison, Wi.

City Government of New York City

City Government of Philadelphia

City Government of Providence, R.I.

City Government of San Francisco

City Government of Santa Fe, N.M.

City Government of Seattle

City Government of Washington, D.C.

City Government of West Palm Beach, Fl.

City Lights Bookstore

Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

ClearSlide

Clyde Cooper’s

Coastwalk Real Estate

The Coca-Cola Company

The Coffeehound Bookshop

Cognitect, Inc.

CohnReznick LLP

The Common Market (Charlotte)

CompTIA

Computer & Communications Industry Association

Concrete Data

Consumer Technology Association

County Government of Cuyahoga, Oh.

County Government of Dane, Wi.

CREO, Inc.

Crow Erickson

CrowdRise

CrowdTunes

Currey & Company

Dansko

Davidson College

Decorum Furniture

Designbox LLC

Design Legacy

DiaryCards

Direct Marketing Association

Distil Networks

DNAnexus

Dogwalk

The Dollar Book Exchange

DOW Chemical

Downtown Books

Dr. Bronner’s

Dropbox

Dropsource

Ducks Cottage Coffee & Books

Duke University

Durham Chamber of Commerce

Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau

Dwayne Clark Interior Design Management Group

eBay

Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman

Elon University

eMaint Enterprises, LLC

EMC Corporation

Emerson Collective

Encore Music Publishers

Engine

Eno Publishers

Envested

ESPN

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Etsy

Fabl

Facebook

FHI 360

FM:Systems

Fogbeam Labs

The Fresh Market

Flyleaf Books

Forge Communications

Freedom

Friendly Pixel Co

Fullsteam Brewery

GE

Gilt

Glassdoor

Global Data Consortium

Gogobot

Goldman Sachs

Google 

Green Mountain Power

Grokker

Groovystuff

The Hartford

Heirloom Restaurant

Herbalife

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hilton

Hiregrid

The Honest Co.

HQ Raleigh

HW Home

Hyatt

Hypestarter

IBM

The Iconofactory

IMRE

In Tandem Gallery

IngersollRand

Innovation GeoAnalytics

Instacart

Intel

InterContinental Hotels

Investors’ Circle

iScribes

The Island Bookstore

Jawbone

John F. Blair Publisher

John Hancock Financial

John Strauss Furniture Design

Kellogg Company

Kickstarter

Kimpton Hotels & Restauraunts

Klever

Kohler Co.

KPMG LLP

LapCorp.

LCMS Plus Inc.

Lea(R)n

Leathercraft

Lenovo

Letters Bookshop

Levi Strauss & Co.

Liftopia

Lightning Bolt Ink

Linda’s Bar & Grill

LineHire

LinkedIn

Linry Insurance

Lionsgate

Little Green Software

Live Nation

LocationTech and the FOSS4G Conference

Logitech

Lowe’s Home Improvement

Lulu Press

Lyft

Lyra Health

Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Marine Layer

Marriot

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance

MATI Energy

Matrix Partners

Mattie B’s Public House

Maxwell Central

McIntyre’s Fine Books

McKinney

Meeting Professionals International

Merge Records

Method Savvy

Microsoft

Mimetics, LLC

Miramax

Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams Home Furnishings

MongoDB

Montford B and B

Moog Music Inc.

Motion Picture Association of America

Mountain Retreat Association

MOVE YOUR BOOTY

Mystery Brewing Co.

Nacho Industries

NASCAR

Nathan Turner Design

National Association of Social Workers

National Organization for Victim Assistance

National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (comprised of more than 250 groups)

NBA

NCAA

NC Legal Marketing LLC

NealsWay

Neuro+

New Belgium Brewing

New City Ventures

New Kind

New Media Campaigns

New Seasons Market

Nextdoor

NextLesson

NicholsonPham Attorneys at Law

Nomad Health

All Eight North Carolina Bishops of the United Methodist Church

North Carolina Society for Human Resource Management

North Raleigh School of Music

Northrop Grumman

Novels & Novelties Bookstore

Old Havana Sandwich Shop

Oracle

Orbitz

Osceola Music

Page 158 Books

Pandora Media

Passport

Patagonia

PayPal

PayPal Co-Founder and Affirm CEO Max Levchin

Pepo

PepsiCo

Pfizer

Pinterest

Plum Organics

PN&S Consulting

PNC

Pomegranate Books

Power Curbers Inc.

The Pramana Collective

Prominent Venture Capitalist Chris Sacca

PRSONAS

PVH Corp.

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Qualcomm

Quail Ridge Books

Quarter Moon Bookstore

Quip

Quotient Technology Inc.

Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Ralph Lauren

Randy Taylor Weddings

RBC Capital Markets, U.S.

Replacements, Ltd.

The Redwood Groups

The Red Door Bookstore

Regulator Bookshop

REI

Revboss

Ricochet Creative Productions

Ruby Deluxe

Red Hat

Red Ventures

Reddit

Replacements Ltd.

RevBoss

Ricochet Creative Productions

Sakas & Company

Salesforce

Saturday Brand Communications

Savas Labs

SBN Marketing

Scaleabilities

Scientific Properties

Scuppernong Books

Scuttlebutt Nautical Books & Bounty

Self-Help

Seventh Generation

Shake Shack

Shane Mickey Pottery

ShiftZen

Shoeboxed

Sift

SimpleRegistry

Singley Content Studios

Singley + Mackie

Sivan Capri Agency

Smart Office Energy Solutions

Smash Communications

Smashing Boxes

Smiles by Payet Family Dentistry

Soar Triangle

Software & Information Industry Association

The Sojourner Company

Soundsculpture Inc.

Spark Capital

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop

Spoonflower

Spreedly

Square

Starbucks

Startup Grind

Starwood Hotels & Resorts

State Government of Connecticut

State Government of Minnesota

State Government of New York

State Government of Vermont

State Government of Washington

Strava Inc.

StyleSeat

Sunrise Books

SV Angel

Sweeps

Symantec Corporation

Synchrony Financial

TD Bank

Tech Talent South, LLC

Testive

Theodore Alexander furniture

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

Third Track

ThirdLove

Thrive Capital

Tiger Eye Sensor, Inc.

Tilt Key

Tilthy Rich Compost

Time Warner Cable

Total Fire Systems, Inc.

Trainworks, Inc.

TransformationBranding

TransLoc Inc.

Triangle Imaging Center

Trillium Asset Management

Tublitzed Interactive

Tumblr

Turner Broadcasting

Twilio

Twitter

Udacity

Udu, Inc.

UltraLinq

United Airlines

United Guaranty Corporation

Univision

Uprising Coffee and Books

UX-Shop LLC

Vaguely Reminiscent

Vanguard

Vaporware

Verified Studios

Veritas Collaborative

Vintage Studios

Visa

Vital Plan

Wake Forest University

Warby Parker

Wasserman Foundation

WedPics

The Weinstein Company

Wells Fargo

Whole Foods Market

Williams Sonoma

Windsor Circle

Wired Triangle

Workplace Options

Written Word Media

Xanofi

Xerox

Y Combinator

Yadkin Bank

Yahoo

Yelp

YouTube

Zestfinance

Zift Solution

Zipcar

Zola

Zynga

 

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