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1,377
Supporters

SB 648 could make any employee working for any organization a criminal for reporting abuse or illegal activity. An employer's attorney would just need to prove intent. What about undercover investigations into human trafficking, food safety, slaughter houses, factory farms, restaurant reporting, child and elder abuse.

Letter to
Senator Dan Blue
Senator Floyd McKissick
Senator Gene McLaurin
and 28 others
Senator Martin Nesbitt
Senator Buck Newton
Senator Gladys Robinson
Senator Bob.Rucho@ncleg.net
Senator Norman Sanderson
Senator Dan Soucek
Senator Josh Stein
Senator Jeff Tarte
Senator Jerry Tillman
Senator Tommy Tucker
Senator Mike Woodard
Senator Clark Jenkins
Senator Neal Hunt
Senator Kathy Harrington
Senator Harry Brown
Senator Rick Gunn
Senator Wesley Meredith
Senator Tamara Barringer
Senator Tom Apodaca
Senator Peter Brunstetter
Senator Angela Bryant
Senator Ben Clark
Senator David Curtis
Senator Don Davis
Senator Jim Davis
Senator Thom Goolsby
Senator Malcolm Graham
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Please VOTE NO to Senate Bill 648 NC Commerce Protection Act is bad for North Carolina citizens and businesses. This bill is currently in the Committee on Commerce which you serve. Also known as the Anti-Whistleblower bill, would extinguish undercover investigations and make whistleblowers criminals. If Senate Bill 648 had passed in California in 2008, the undercover investigation that resulted in the largest meat recall in United States history would have been illegal. Meat included in this recall was destined for school lunch programs across the United States. Because of the undercover investigations, school children did not receive the recalled meat from diseased animals. In addition, the 2012 Butterball investigation that led to five workers being charged with animal cruelty would also have been illegal. What about undercover investigations into human trafficking, food safety, slaughter houses, factory farms, restaurant reporting, child abuse and elder abuse? These investigations often bring to light important health and safety concerns but would be silenced if Senate Bill 648 passes. The bill creates the false impression that North Carolina businesses have something to hide, and that's bad for business.