Then Rev. Ray McKinnon of Charlotte took the stage and gave us some truths. In a reference to our current Congresswoman, Virginia Foxx, he said,“We do NOT say ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ to people never even had BOOTS!” referencing her philosophy that the programs that once helped her achieve are coddling North Carolinians.
McKinnon then spoke about his time as a pastor in rural Caldwell county,...he knows that it's hard being a Democrat in a red county. “We must organize and energize our rural counties! What you are doing IS righteous,” and “Stand up, speak up, and speak out. Speak out abt injustice. Speak out abt unfairness. And be proud & know you ARE NOT ALONE.”
Thank you to all the people that worked so hard to made the 2018 Century Club dinner a success. And thank you to all our Century Club members who are the lifeblood of the party in Wilkes. Thank you for your support.