There is a worthwhile article in yesterday’s paper about the situation.  http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article158707014.html
Please read this and other articles about the issue and then, if you are so moved, write up an LTE in her favor.  Elaine is an amazing woman and leader.  She should not have to endure this kind of underhanded misrepresentation by a legislator with his panties in a wad.