URGENT NEWS – Legislature – Again – Politicizes UNC Board of Trustees

We normally don’t send three emails in a week, but are making an exception to bring you timely news in hopes you can help make a difference with legislators.

The North Carolina General Assembly once again is poised to inject partisan politics into the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees.

The Senate is poised to pass a bill that will appoint as a trustee the chief political adviser to Senate President Pro-Tem Phil Berger.

James C. D. Blaine, II, of Wake County will serve a four-year term on the board.

We have nothing against Mr. Blaine personally. We do have great concerns that the legislature continues to stack the board with trustees whose main qualification is their political ideology.

This is part of an ongoing effort, including creation of the School of Civic Life and Leadership, to impose a right-of-center philosophy on Carolina.

Political interference like this would be just as wrong coming from progressive Democrats.

For decades, trustees put Carolina first and party last. The legislature and governor both appointed trustees.

But in 2016, the legislature took away the governor’s appointments. Why? Because he is a Democrat.

The legislature is putting Carolina’s reputation and its accreditation at risk.

Please help us by spreading the word to your friends, families and associates. Forward this email to them. Post it on social media.

Contact trustees and legislators. Let them hear your opinion.

Who is Jim Blaine?  Read our post from last year: https://coalitionforcarolinafoundation.org/who-is-jim-blaine-the-politically-connected-consultant-advising-unc-system-leaders/

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