Month: December 2020

Warmest Wishes

I wanted to take a moment to send you my warmest wishes this holiday season.

It’s an understatement to say this year has been challenging. I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy, and that you’re able to take some time to relax as this year comes to an end.

As I reflect on this past year, I’m so incredibly grateful that you’ve stood by my side through it all. We flipped our district blue for the first time in a decade and forged a new path forward for our community and for our country. That’s no small feat. And without your support, it wouldn’t have been possible.

I’m so grateful for our healthcare workers who have saved countless lives, our teachers who have navigated uncharted waters to continue educating our students virtually, the restaurant workers, grocery store workers, and all people working on the front lines who have kept our country going. Thank you.

I’m hopeful 2021 will be better. We can already see the light at the end of the tunnel with the first COVID-19 vaccines being distributed across the country.

In just a couple of weeks, I’m heading to Washington—I’m ready to get to work to deliver real results for the people of Wake County. We’re going to fight for better healthcare, an economy that works for everyone, better education, and so much more. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us, but I know this team can accomplish just about anything when we work together.

Wishing you a happy holiday season and a safe and healthy 2021.

House Judiciary Committee Appointment

I am grateful to be entrusted with this position by my colleagues and am looking forward to putting my legal knowledge and experience to work in Congress. I have spent my career as an attorney, civil rights advocate and state legislator fighting for equality, justice and progress. During my time in the North Carolina General Assembly, I was honored to serve as the Chair of the Judiciary Committee.

Now, I am ready to continue fighting for the people of Wake County, and for all Americans, by working with my colleagues to achieve progress and uphold justice for all.

Read Chairman Nadler’s Statement on all new members nominated to the House Judiciary Committee.

The holidays are about giving back.

The holidays are about giving back – to our families, to friends and to our communities. Consider giving back to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Together, we can feed our neighbors this holiday season.

Testing is Crucial

Testing is crucial to contain the spread of COVID-19. Thankfully, there are plenty of no-cost community sites throughout the state. I got tested on Thursday afternoon and got my results by Friday morning. Keep wearing your mask, waiting six feet apart, and washing your hands. North Carolinians are resilient, and we will continue to combat this pandemic together.

NC Restaurant Owners Make Their Case to Congress

As Congress closes in on more COVID-19 relief, we can’t forget the industries that have been hit hardest. Aid for our independent restaurants and their workers is essential for a full economic recovery.

Restaurants add so much to our communities and make our cities and towns special. COVID-19 relief needs to include aid for our independent restaurants and their employees, especially those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.

Here’s a great opinion piece from my friend and small business owner Cheetie Kumar. Congress needs to step up and support small business owners who are doing everything they can to help their employees. We need to put the needs of our people first to combat the heath and economic crisis our country is facing.