Month: June 2020

Legally issued work visas are NOT the reason for U.S. COVID-19 spread.

Let’s be clear: Legally issued work visas are NOT the reason for COVID-19 spread in the US; the problem sits squarely on the shoulders of the inadequate and, at times, harmful responses of the President. The last thing we need is to slow growth and hinder necessary workers. I’ll fight for common-sense solutions in Washington, DC—on everything from immigration reform to health care and our economy.

I look forward to joining @steverao2010 this weekend to discuss how to move our immigration system forward fairly for our economy and our communities.

Major DREAMers Victory Today

A major victory for DREAMers today from #SCOTUS. Now Congress must pass a permanent solution to fix our broken immigration system. We must protect families, workers and strengthen the American Dream for all. #DACA

Broadband Town Hall

The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect every aspect of our daily lives. As we adjust to this new normal, we cannot forget about the millions of Americans—many of whom live in rural and underserved communities—that do not have reliable internet access. With our students taking online classes, people working from home, and individuals who are relying on telehealth to speak with doctors, access to broadband has never been more important.

Join us to discuss how expanding broadband infrastructure can help us ensure equitable health care, education, & job security. In the wake of COVID-19 & the fight for racial justice, we need to discuss how to expand broadband to keep everyone healthy, educated & employed.

Deborah will be joined by leading broadband expert John Freddoso, retired UNC-Chapel Hill professor and telehealth expert Dr. John Graham, NC Representative Sydney Batch, and NC education expert Rodney Pierce. Register today.

National Gun Violence Awareness Day

On #NationalGunViolenceAwarenessDay, we remember and continue to mourn lives lost to senseless gun violence, including students, movie theater-goers, shoppers, parishioners, children in their homes, and so many more. I stand with @MomsDemand and @GiffordsCourage to fight for common-sense federal gun-safety laws in Congress.

Together, we can prevent future gun-related deaths. #WearOrange

They are begging to be heard. We must listen. We must act.

The images and videos of violence we’ve seen from the past several days are difficult to watch, but essential to witness. The fight for justice and truth should never be stopped or silenced.

I have spent my career fighting for equality, justice, and progress. I care deeply about our community and have worked to document police misconduct in racial profiling, and prosecutorial misconduct through the Racial Justice Act.

I worked to pass the South’s first anti-racial profiling bill, fought to reform juvenile justice programs, and opposed laws that would take our state backward.

Along with our community leaders, I have fought for policies that dismantle discrimination everywhere injustice is found. But there is so much work to be done.

In Congress, I will continue to fight for justice and the rights of all people. I will continue to push for economic security and social mobility for all people. I will work with anyone and everyone to create meaningful legislation that gets to the root of systemic racial injustice in this country.

We must all pay attention to this moment — we must understand that it’s on all of us to achieve progress and deliver justice. And we must work together so that we can move forward.

Let us all lean on each other to heal, and come together peacefully. There’s hard work ahead to create a society that recognizes injustice and repairs it with humanity.

Stay safe.