Who is Americans Watching Washington? A lobbyist behind AGDN?

“Nobody but the cockfighters will make cockfighting legal again.
No amount of money will make cockfighting legal again.

Legalization will be due to activist cockfighters’ time, effort, patience, and sheer will to fight for freedom rights.

We need to wear our tshirts and tell our stories to anyone anytime anywhere (e.g. online, social media, newspapers, congress, social gatherings).

Be proud of our sports. Talk about your joy of hatching chicks from egg. Taking care of them 365 days a year. Cleaning their pens. Feeding morning and afternoon. Breeding their strain of gamecock chicken for (maybe) generations (in your family). Share your stories to others you meet anywhere.”

– Gameness til the End

Lobby (noun); a group of people seeking to influence politicians or public officials on a particular issue.

Lobby (verb); seek to influence (a politician or public official) on an issue.

“The American Gamefowl Defense Network is a project sponsored by Americans Watching Washington, a nonprofit dedicated to constitutional policy issues.” – AGDN

AGDN encourages everyone to donate. The donations will be part of the livelihood of the person/s behind AGDN.

“Of course, lobby can also be done for “pro bono” (or for free) by activist cockfighters using their own money for essential expenses. Again, money will not legalize cockfighting but activist cockfighters’ time, effort, patience, and sheer will to fight for freedom rights.” – Gameness til the End

Below are the internet search results on “Americans Watching Washington”.

  • (AWW) Americans Watching Washington’s CEO/Founder is Craig Davis.
  • Craig Davis is an aspiring politician seeking an elected office at the Kentucky State Legislature.
  • Craig Davis is the President of United Gamefowl Breeders Association (UGBA).
  • (AWW) Americans Watching Washington’s lobbyist is Nurham Warwick.
  • Nurham Osbie Warwick (born March 5, 1940) is a retired politician in the American state of North Carolina. He served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1996 to 2001. He is a retired farmer and educator. A native of Clinton, North Carolina, he is an alumnus of North Carolina State University. He also did graduate work at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Pennsylvania State University.
  • Nurham Warwick’s political party affiliation is with the Democratic Party.
  • Nurham Warwick represented the North Carolina Gamefowl Breeders Association (March 2011).

AGDN is to be commendable for its current vigor. Hopefully, AGDN will not turn into lobby donation pit. But become an example of activism without monetary gain. Activism that everyone must aspire to surpass.

– Gameness til the End

PS

UNOFC Advisory Memo

  • We all must articulate better about cockfighting from all over the world since 8000BC.
  • We must tell everyone including the states and federal legislatures that “Cockfighting is an Individual Liberty” (UNOFC Principle #3).

Americans Watching Washington

LOBBYING

$40,000 SPENT

  • Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
  • For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through q2, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of Americans Watching Washington

  • Names Of Lobbyists
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
Year Amount Registrant Client Client Parent Lobbyists
2013 $10,000.00 Nurham Warwick Americans Watching Washington Americans Watching Washington Warwick, Nurham
2012 $20,000.00 Nurham Warwick Americans Watching Washington Americans Watching Washington Warwick, Nurham
2012 $10,000.00 Nurham Warwick Americans Watching Washington Americans Watching Washington Warwick, Nurham

Nurham Warwick

LOBBYING

covers roughly through q2, 2013

Lobbying by Nurham Warwick

    • Lobbied With The Following Firms

      Nurham Warwick

    • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
      • Agriculture

North Carolina Department of the Secretary of the State

Lobbyist Information…
Name: Nurham Warwick
Address: 402 Fox Lake Drive
Clinton, NC 28328
Phone: (910) 385-6270
Registered with these Principals…
Filings Term Status Firm Principal
folder 2013 Active Nurham Warwick and Associates Americans Watching Washington (AWW)
Principal Information…
Principal Americans Watching Washington (AWW)
Address 1855 Chrisman Lane
Danville, KY 40422
Phone
Registered these Lobbyists…
Filings Term Status Officer Name Officer Title Lobbyist
folder 2013 Active Leber, Jerry Treasurer Warwick, Nurham

Nurham Warwick’s Resume

Nurham Warwick

Priorities

  • Leadership for Education, Agriculture, Seniors & Jobs

BIRTH / EDUCATION

  • Born and raised in Clinton, Sampson County.
  • Graduated from Clinton High School and N.C. State University;
  • Post-graduate work at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Pennsylvania State University.

BACKGROUND / FAMILY

  • Grew up on Tobacco, Row Crop, Livestock and Produce Farm in Sampson County;
  • Lives in Clinton;
  • Member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church; Daughter Ashley Longmire.

OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY

  • State Director Education Programs for Handicapped and Disadvantaged & Education and Work Programs;
  • Worked with Chambers of Commerce and Business and Industry;
  • State Director Alternative School Programs;
  • Liaison for U.S. Congress and N.C. Education;
  • Vocational Education Director;
  • Vocational Agriculture Teacher;
  • Farmer;
  • and Small Business Owner.

Personal Activities History

PROFESSIONAL

  • Outstanding Educator/Leader Award/N.C.
  • President County NCAE Organization
  • N.C. and National Vocational Teachers Association
  • Vocational Workers Council
  • National Council Administrators
  • National Association School Finance Officers
  • N.C. State Employees Association

CIVIC / COMMUNITY

  • Mayor Protem of Small Town
  • Local Chairman Board for Civil Defense
  • Local Chairman Board for Boy Scouts of America
  • Woodman of the World
  • Volunteer Fireman
  • Parent Teacher Association
  • North Carolina Symphony
  • N.C. Mental Health Association
  • N.C. State University Alumni Club
  • N.C. Jaycees
  • N.C. Farm Bureau
  • Outstanding N.C Service Award – 1999

POLITICAL

  • Three Terms in NC House (1997-2002)
  • Active in Democratic Party – Local and State
  • Secretary of the N.C. Democratic Party
  • Active in Congressional District
  • Sampson County Precinct Chairman
  • President, Sampson County Democratic Men’s Club
  • County and State Democratic Executive Committee

PUBLICATIONS

  • Authored, Co-authored and Otherwise Produced
  • Numerous Articles and Publications

COLLEGE – NCSU

  • Outstanding Freshman Award
  • Deans List – Senior
  • Student Government Legislature – Senator
  • Outstanding Military Cadet Award
  • President of Collegiate Future Farmers
  • Alpha Gamma Rho – Officer/ Outstanding Alumni
  • State and National Public Speaker
  • Smith Douglas Scholarship
  • American Farmer Degree Award
  • Nurham Warwick

402 Fox Lake Drive
Clinton, N.C. 28328
Tel: 910-592-4807

House considers stricter cockfighting laws

Posted March 30, 2011
Updated March 31, 2011
By Laura Leslie

The state House is considering a measure that would make it illegal to breed gamecocks for fighting purposes or to possess cockfighting equipment.

Cockfighting itself is illegal under current state law, but authorities can only charge people caught in the act, usually during a raid. In the meantime, said sponsor Rep. Dan Ingle, R-Alamance, “Breeders openly raise fighting roosters, knowing animal control can’t do anything about it.”

Johnston County Animal Services Director Ernie Wilkinson says breeding is going on in almost every county in the state. Because North Carolina doesn’t outlaw it, he told the committee, “We almost serve as a breeding community for states around us.”

“Bloodsports and crime and social ills go together,” Wilkinson said.“We need this tool in our toolbox out in the field.”

Iredell Animal Control Supervisor Randy Grannaman brought a bag full of cockfighting paraphernalia seized in a raid last year. He showed the committee a narrow, ornate wooden chest, holding a drawer of “slashers” – sharpened metal knives tied onto the birds’ feet before they’re put into the pit to fight.

“They’re made to puncture the birds’ skulls or hearts,” he explained, adding that he collected 200 knives at that raid alone.

Grannaman also showed lawmakers “muffs” used to cover the birds’ natural spurs during practice, and a bottle of a stimulant he says owners buy online and inject into the birds before they fight. “It’s like speed for a chicken,” he said.

House Bill 395 would make it a felony to make, possess, buy, sell or transport “slashers” or “gaffs,” another ice-pick-like weapon commonly attached to fighting birds’ heels, or any other “device intended to enhance an animal’s fighting ability.”

The measure would also make it a felony to breed, possess, sell or train a fighting bird “with the intent” of using the bird for fighting purposes. And that has some rooster breeders worried.

Former state Rep. Nurham Warwick now represents the North Carolina Gamefowl Breeders Association. He says hobby and show breeding of gamecocks is a $50 million industry in North Carolina, and he’s concerned about how “intent” will be defined out in the field.

“Some people just raise them in the backyard for the kids,” he said. “A lot of people show them at the State Fair.”

Morganton gamecock breeder Gerald Allen agreed. “Our biggest fear is for law enforcement to come on our yard and destroy our birds for show purposes,” he said.

Allen said he’s afraid officials will euthanize birds they believe are being bred for the fighting ring. “Where’s the humane in that?”

The bill is expected back in House Judiciary Committee next week, when it could come up for a vote.

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