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State Employees Association of North Carolina The SEANC Scoop August 20, 2010

End "Pay-to-Play" Politics On Thursday, Executive Director Dana Cope spoke out in front of the General Assembly calling for the cancellation of a “pay-to-play” Democratic fundraiser with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of N.C. contractor Capstrat CEO Ken Eudy. Cope called on Senate leadership to cancel their participation in Tuesday’s fundraiser. For more, read SEANC

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Join SEANC at Tuesday's Protest Join SEANC members and Executive Director Dana Cope on Tuesday, Aug. 24, from 6-7 p.m. outside Capstrat CEO Ken Eudy's house at 807 Harvey Street in Raleigh and protest “pay-to-play” politics and Blue Cross' sweetheart contract with the North Carolina State Health Plan. It’s time for us to take a stand and say “No” to government contractors holding political fundraisers.

SEANC in the News SEANC has been in the news this week opposing “pay-to-play” politics and a state employee performance review audit. District 37 member James Bridges, a project development engineer and a 19-year state employee at DOT, spoke to The News & Observer about the state employee review process. “Our ratings system had become inflated,” he said. For more, see SEANC in the News.

Member Discount School is back in session! Do you need to upgrade your computers? If so, order your next laptop through SEANC’s Member Discount partner, Purchasing Power, by Aug. 31 and receive a free laptop skin! Purchasing Power also offers other great products like TVs, home furniture and household appliances, and you can pay through convenient pension/payroll deduction.

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State Employees Association of North Carolina The SEANC Scoop August 27, 2010

EMPAC Endorses Marshall for US Senate On Aug. 21, SEANC’s Employees Political Action Committee voted to endorse Secretary of State Elaine Marshall for the U.S. Senate. Marshall is a longtime SEANC member of District 20 and supporter of state employees. For more on this endorsement, read a letter from EMPAC Chairman Mark Dearmon on SEANC's Latest News.

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State Employees Can't "Pay-to-Play" On Aug. 24, more than 30 SEANC members joined together to protest in front of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina contractor Capstrat CEO Ken Eudy’s “pay-to-play” fundraiser for Senate Democrats. For more on the protest, including District 11 member A.D. Hall's take, read SEANC's Latest News.

SEANC Hot Spots: People in Politics SEANC Executive Director Dana Cope will appear on People in Politics on Saturday in Winston-Salem on WSJS 600 AM at 11 p.m. or in Raleigh on WPTF 680 AM on Sunday at 5 p.m. Cope and Wake County GOP Chairman Claude Pope will discuss issues such as the state employee performance evaluation audit, Tuesday night’s “pay-to-play” fundraiser and protest and EMPAC’s decision to not endorse North Carolina General Assembly candidates this year. For more, tune in this weekend or listen live on their website.

Member Discount SEANC’s legal plan is holding an open enrollment through Sept. 30 with coverage effective Nov. 1. The legal plan provides you with easy access to a national network of more than 10,000 attorneys for your most frequently needed personal legal services. For more information, visit the SEANC website or contact a SEANC Insurance Specialist at 800-222-2758.

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