Republican booths inappropriate at event

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To the editor:

This past weekend, the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the annual Home and Garden Show at the Sea Trail Convention Center. Most of the booths at the show suggested a home and/or garden theme. The show allows attendees to visit local venders for home and garden needs.

One glaring exception was the Republican Party booth, or should I say booths — two booths, to be exact. That would be $540 spent. They displayed a lot of literature for Republican candidates, including state Sen. Bill Rabon. He and state Sen. Tom Aiodaca continue to refuse to allow the puppy mill bill to be heard by the Senate, ignoring the wishes of 85 percent of citizens.

Not only does the Republican Party overshadow small businesses at a home and garden show and ignore the citizens regarding the puppy mill bill, but also proudly displayed a sign that read “Republican Voter Registration.” I have worked voter registration booths in the past, and this public service has always been nonpartisan.

So much for the small business show, so much for nonpartisan voter registration, and so much for a Republican Party that ignores the wishes of most citizens concerning action on the puppy mill bill. Maybe it’s time for some big changes in Raleigh.


Ellen Rogoff

Ocean Isle Beach