NC State AFL-CIO, PO Box 10805, Raleigh, NC 27605

Press Advisory for September 14, 2011

Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, 919-833-6678, jeremy@aflcionc.org

THOM TILLIS WILL BE THE STAR AT FIRST ANNUAL “TILLY AWARDS”

AFL-CIO and allies will present Speaker Tillis with awards for all he has done to North Carolina at 9:30am Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Raleigh, N.C. – Progress that took North Carolina decades to make has begun to unravel in the almost eight months since Republicans took full control of our state legislature and Thom Tillis won election as House Speaker. While Tillis and others in his caucus pledged to take back North Carolina, the rest of us who want our state to move forward have taken notice.

In light of all he has done during his speakership to undo that which has made North Carolina the best place in the South to live, work, and do business – until now, we will join our allies at the 1st Annual Tilly Awards to give Thom Tillis the recognition he deserves. We hope you will join us and our own Thom Tillis for this very special presentation.

What: 1st Annual Tilly Awards
When: Wednesday, September 14 at 9:30am
Where: On the steps of the legislative building, 16 West Jones St, Raleigh, NC
Why: Thom Tillis deserves to be recognized for “all he has done” for North Carolina
Who: NC State AFL-CIO, Democracy NC, Planned Parenthood of NC, Together NC, Latin American Coalition, NC Health Access Coalition, TellTillis.com, and more.

For more information call Jeremy Sprinkle at 336-255-2711 or Jeff Shaw with the NC Justice Center at 503.551.3615.

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