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    Publisher's Note: Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the Carolina Journal. Presented in this Carolina Journal video broadcast is Amy Cooke.

    The Carolina Journal makes a wide sweeping evaluation of the news that most effects us here in North Carolina, and is distilled, here on BCN, for your clear understanding by the electronic means of video broadcast.



    "Privacy is for individuals. Transparency is for government."

    Recently, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed an important bill that would protect non-profit donors' privacy rights. This bill was designed to ensure that donor privacy was safeguarded against government intrusion, like the type the NAACP was subjected to during the Civil Rights Era.

    Roy Cooper wrongly claims that this bill could prevent transparency about political contributions. This is the same governor who has been anything but transparent when it comes to Covid data and open records requests. A simple reading of the bill also shows that Cooper is wrong about political contributions. He's just parroting the same, inaccurate talking points of his fellow partisans.

    Amy O. Cooke, CEO of Locke, explains the grave importance of donor privacy in this video.

    Publisher's note: If you find these video vignettes informative, you can find all of the Carolina Journal TV videos here.
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