31 May '15, 7pm

Success! North Carolina Governor Vetoes Ag-Gag Bill

Success! North Carolina Governor Vetoes Ag-Gag Bill

Shady “ag-gag” laws are gaining popularity in a handful of states, but activists like you have shown they’re willing to fight back . Most recently, when North Carolina legislators approved an ag-gag bill in their state, the Care2 community quickly sprung into action. Over 60,000 Care2 readers signed a petition asking to put a stop to the bill, and their pleas were answered on Friday when the governor exercised his power of veto . The bill’s nonsensical extremism makes this fantastic news. If signed into law , HB 405 would have forbid workers from filming or collecting data that exposes wrongdoing in an effort to expose their employers. It would also further criminalize people who sought employment at a place specifically to oppose its illegal business practices. Offenders would face major fines and companies would be permitted to sue these whistleblowing employees for bein...

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