“Air Horn Orchestra” aims to break NC Chamber of Commerce’s silence on job-killing HB2

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Weekly protest will follow Gov. McCrory to the Chamber’s legislative reception at the NC History Museum on Wednesday

RALEIGH -- HB2 has already cost North Carolina hundreds of jobs and millions in economic activity, with billions in federal Title IX funding also potentially at risk. Hundreds of businesses have spoken out against the discriminatory and job-killing law, including four of the top six private-sector employers in North Carolina.

But with the business community so united about the economic harm HB2 is doing to our state, why hasn’t the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce spoken out about the law?

Wednesday evening, the Raleigh Air Horn Orchestra -- a weekly protest outside the Governor’s Mansion -- will follow Gov. McCrory to the Chamber’s legislative reception at the NC Museum of History in order to break the chamber’s silence on the economic chaos caused by McCrory’s decision to sign HB2 into law. Following the 6:30pm demonstration, organizers and members of the local business community will hold a short media availability at 7pm to discuss their opposition to HB2.

WHAT: Air Horn protest breaks the NC Chamber of Commerce’s silence on HB2

WHO: Raleigh Air Horn Orchestra, along with local business owners who oppose HB2

WHEN: Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30pm (protest) and 7:00pm (media availability)

WHERE: Governor’s Mansion (protest) and Bicentennial Mall (media availability)

“The longer HB2 stays on the books in North Carolina, the more harm will be done to our economy,” said Tina Haver Currin, who leads the Raleigh Air Horn Orchestra along with her husband Grayson. “If the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce is serious about helping businesses in our state, they should join us in calling for the repeal of this job-killing law.”

This will be the fourth “performance” by the Raleigh Air Horn Orchestra, which plans to hold weekly protests outside the Governor’s Mansion until HB2 is repealed. See past coverage of the Raleigh Air Horn Orchestra here.

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