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WRITE TO GOVERNOR COOPER

Let Governor Roy Cooper Know You Need Him to Protect MCAS Cherry Point!

The NC General Assembly has passed a bill that stops new industrial wind turbine developments for the next 18 months. Governor Cooper is seriously considering a VETO of this bill, in part because of the limit on new wind turbines. ACT urges the Governor to sign the bill, called House Bill 589, and to support the temporary moratorium on wind turbine development permits. We need to make sure wind turbine development occurs in places that do not negatively impact MCAS Cherry Point’s sustainability.  Wind turbines must not be built in areas that interfere with military training ranges or flight paths.  The moratorium in House Bill 589 is an effective way to pause development until the permitting process can be improved and acceptable locations for wind turbine developments can be determined. North Carolina’s six major military installations are the cornerstone of a $66 billion industry, second only to agriculture in North Carolina.  The reason we have retained our major active duty installations, and the 578,000 associated jobs, is because our military can train in North Carolina.   If they can’t continue to train in North Carolina, those units will be transferred to another state that better protects their training ranges and aviation training routes.   House Bill 589 helps us plan for the future.  Please urge Governor Cooper to sing it into law!

Take Action:  You can tell Governor Cooper how you feel in two ways.

1. Call (919) 814-2050.  You will get a recording.  Press 2 and leave a message stating your name, physical home address, and that you are asking him to sign House Bill 589.  You can call this number anytime day or night.​  Be sure to leave your name and home address!

2. Go to https://governor.nc.gov/contact-governor-cooper and fill in the online form.  Your position does matter and this form will get it to the Governor!

BECOME A MEMBER / MAKE A DONATION

Help support MCAS Cherry Point and Fleet Readiness Center-East by becoming a member of ACT. Your membership allows us to work closely with our Congressional and legislative delegations to push for laws and budget appropriations that will help preserve and grow MCAS Cherry Point. We will use available resources to host community events to promote Cherry Point and educate the public about its economic importance to our area. As a member, you will receive benefits throughout the year, and take pride in knowing you are part of a positive force to advocate for the existence and success of MCAS Cherry Point and FRC-East.

How your financial contribution will be used:

  • Work with Congressional and legislative delegates to push for laws and budget appropriations
  • Work with the DOD to gain vital missions and assets
  • Host informational briefings for General Assembly members
  • Host forums for local government elected officials and staff
  • Inform our state and local residents about the economic impact of MCAS Cherry Point and FRC-East
  • Host events to promote Cherry Point, educate and inspire the community

All memberships include:

  • A digital subscription to ACTION News, a monthly newsletter with timely information about the military community and ACT events
  • Early announcements about local events that support MCAS Cherry Point
  • Unique opportunities to participate in MCAS Cherry Point and FRC-East activities
  • Recognition in the local media on ACT advertisements and editorials
  • ACT promotional items
Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow is a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) organization. A gift to ACT is not deductible as a charitable donation. ACT can accept corporate or business donations, and these donations may be considered a business expense. Please consult your tax advisor for rules and restrictions governing financial contributions to Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow.