17 year old Eric Willoughby is mad as hell and he’s not taking it anymore!
Just last year in Eric’s home state the Democratic majority on North Carolina’s Supreme Court ordered that a special master be appointed to redraw Congressional districting maps which had been drawn by the Republican Majority in the State House which the Court found to be unconstitutionally partisan. The resulting map produced a split U.S. Congressional delegation (7-7) which accurately reflects North Carolina’s political makeup.
But the State Legislature remained firmly in Republican hands, and when the makeup of The Supreme Court flipped to Republican control this year the court allowed for a new map to be drawn, no matter how unconstitutional it may turn out to be.
But North Carolina law allows for three public hearings on the planning for the new map, which is how young Mr. Willoughby found himself addressing Republican lawmakers who had worked diligently for his entire life to undermine the basic rights of minority voters and usurp control of women’s reproductive decision making from women and their doctors to the legislature itself.
Here is Eric’s message to them:
Hell to the yeah!
That was a fine piece of oratory!
Things got kinda loud over at Twitter:
Hell yeah! Gen Z is the only thing that can save this country and MAGA/Christian Nationalists/Republicans know it. This is why they want to raise the voting age to 25, taking away more rights from more people.
— Tommy Lavin ⛧ (@TommyLavinTST) September 30, 2023
They will have a rebellion on their hands if they do try, Tommie…
Excellent. Love this young man, fanfuckintastic! 👊🏽
— Veronica (@Veronic31491223) September 30, 2023
Right on, Veronica.
— Joseph F Drawing Fire (@sjosephs53) September 30, 2023
Wow! is right!🧨
— Citizens of Earth (@KnewOnEarth) September 30, 2023
🤣🤣🤣 Not happy at all.
Thank you Eric for speaking for all us who feel the same as you do but would not do half so well in expressing.