Blueprint NC

This umbrella group for left-leaning organizations was formed by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in 2006 to help “progressive” advocacy groups coordinate activities and messaging. It is best known for the leaked strategy memo that described the game plan “progressive” groups should use to attack North Carolina’s Republican leaders. The memo’s recommendations included:

* “Crippling their leaders ([Gov.] McCrory, [House Speaker] Tillis, [Senate President

Pro Tem] Berger etc.).”

* “Eviscerate the leadership and weaken their ability to govern.”

* “Pressure McCrory at every public event.”

* “Private investigators and investigative reporting, especially in the executive


* “Organizers focus on year round voter registration….”