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Legislative Black Caucus members invite themselves to McCrory's office

Members of the Legislative Black Caucus are going to Gov. Pat McCrory's office Thursday morning to talk about their opposition to bills moving through the legislature.

Rep. Garland Pierce, a Scotland County Democrat and caucus chairman, said members invited themselves over and aren't sure McCrory will be there. He won't be.

McCrory's office said he can't meet Thursday morning, but he's trying to find another time.

McCrory has met with the Black Caucus a few times this year, including a meeting where he came over to the Legislative Building. Those who attended didn't point to any points of agreement arising from that confab, other than legislators and McCrory agreeing that it's a good idea to talk.

Caucus members have also been at the breakfasts McCrory has hosted at the mansion for legislators, his office said.

Pierce painted the meeting as something of an emergency. He described current legislation as a speeding train heading for a washed out bridge. McCrory needs to slow or stop the train, Pierce said.

"We just think it rises to this level at this time," Pierce said. "We don't want to be voiceless in this General Assembly and this state."

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