CANCELLED: N.C. Senate candidate Lloyd Scher plans meeting on HB2’s business effects
September 19, 2016
NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO OTHER EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN CHARLOTTE NEXT WEEK AND IN THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN MONDAY THAT MAY BE MORE IN THE INTEREST OF POSSIBLE ATTENDEES.
CHARLOTTE – The public is invited to a town-hall-style meeting on Monday, Sept.26, to ask questions of N.C. Senate candidate Lloyd Scher and discuss what can be done about the effects of House Bill 2, the so-called “bathroom bill,” on business in Charlotte and throughout the state.
The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the Matthews Branch Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews, N.C. 28105, in the Matthews Town Center.
Scher, running for the District 39 seat in the state Senate, will describe his plan for ending the impasse over the controversial new law, which forbids local governments to enact laws to protect its citizens from discrimination. It also requires transgender people to use the public restroom that matches the gender they were assigned at birth, instead of the one that corresponds with their gender identity. And it prevents Charlotte from establishing a minimum wage that's appropriate for our community.
The law has caused damage to the North Carolina economy estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars. PayPal canceled plans to bring an operations center to Charlotte. Hollywood-based Lionsgate canceled plans to make a feature film in North Carolina, citing HB2. Now the NCAA has pulled seven of its championships out of North Carolina, and the Atlantic Coast Conference’s has also withdrawn its championships, to name a few losses.
The cost of those cancellations has been estimated at up to $100 million, including the business lost by hotels, restaurants, video companies, taxis, many other local enterprises, as well as the associated sales tax revenues.
Scher’s opponent, Dan Bishop, author of HB2, was invited to co-host a series of town halls but declined.
For more information visit www.scher4ncsenate.com.