Month: January 2021

Find My Vaccine Group

Earlier this week, NCDHHS launched Find My Vaccine Group, an online tool that helps North Carolinians figure out when they will be eligible to receive their COVID vaccine. If you’re eligible to receive a vaccine, I encourage you to get one as soon as possible to protect your health and to protect others. https://findmygroup.nc.gov

Democratic Women of Wake County

I am a longtime proud member of Democratic Women of Wake County. It is always a pleasure to join them in fellowship. I applaud their service to the community and the active role they take in supporting women who lead the fight in achieving equality for all.

Governor extended Phase 3

In case you missed Governor Roy Cooper‘s press conference yesterday, the Governor extended Phase 3 of the state’s three-phased reopening plan, with a modified stay-at-home order. That order includes a curfew that requires that people stay home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Phase 3 also limits social gatherings indoors to 10 people and outdoor gatherings to 25 people.

Combating this virus will take all of us, working together to limit the spread. And don’t forget the 3 W’s—wear a mask, wait six feet apart, and wash your hands. https://www.newsobserver.com/ne…/local/article248796485.html

Appointed to the Science, Space, and Technology Committee in the House

With all of the news in the past week, I want to make sure you’re aware I’ve been appointed to the Science, Space, and Technology Committee in the House. I’m looking forward to advancing the work from Wake County and the Research Triangle Park in the committee.

And don’t forget to follow my official media – Congresswoman Deborah Ross – for updates on committee work.

Tune in at 3:30 PM

As a community, let’s honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tune in at 3:30 PM for a virtual live event from Christ the King Lutheran Church to remember his legacy of justice and equality. www.ctkcary.com/dreamfest

#MLKDay

Dr. King dedicated his life to making the world and our country a more just place. He inspired a nation to treat others how we would want to be treated ourselves. 

By embodying these qualities, we can help shape a better world for our children and generations to come. #MLKDay

Today I voted to impeach President Donald Trump.

I voted to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting an attack on the U.S. Capitol and endangering the security of the American people.

President Trump has violated his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and is no longer fit to remain in office or hold elected office in the future.

I do not take this vote lightly, just as I do not take my responsibilities as a member of Congress and as a representative of the people of North Carolina’s 2nd District lightly. It was a moral imperative that we vote to impeach President Trump so that we can protect and preserve our democracy.

President Trump put into jeopardy our free and fair elections, the peaceful transfer of power, and the will of the American people. This past week has made explicitly clear that our democracy is fragile. We cannot take it for granted. Every generation must fervently defend and protect it.

In these moments it’s important to remember our core values — the ones that I will always stand up to defend, the ones that Congress stood together to defend when we certified the election after the violent events that took place last Wednesday.

These are challenging times for our nation — we’ve experienced a number of sad, dark days and it can be difficult to see the road ahead and have hope for our future as a country. But I remain optimistic and hopeful that we will move forward together to uphold the democratic values of our nation, and I’d like to tell you why.

From a young age, I was surrounded by people who were fighting to make a difference. My junior high civics teacher was one of the most influential people in my life, and her teachings instilled in me a deep respect and reverence for our Constitution and the values enshrined within it.

Many of the people I saw serving in government made themselves a part of their community. They put the people first and did the right thing, even when it wasn’t the easiest thing to do. They truly cared about the people they represented, and their reverence for the office they held drew me to a life of public service.

Serving in Congress is an honor and a privilege—and an important responsibility. I know that we can move forward from this moment together, because of the people who are willing to do the right thing no matter what — who put the people they represent above all else.

Through all of this, I remain focused on my work for the people of North Carolina’s 2nd District. I will always fight to make a difference to improve people’s lives, and stand up for the values I took an oath to defend.

Phase 1b of vaccination on January 19th

As we continue to see a record number of COVID-19 cases, the Wake County Health Department announced that it will move into Phase 1b of vaccination on January 19th which will provide shots to all people 75 years and older. Wake County’s COVID-19 response team has worked to develop an easy and efficient experience where residents will be able to express interest in getting vaccinated and reserve a spot. As the supply allows, citizens will be contacted to schedule an appointment. On January 19th, the tool will be accessible on their website and through a special phone line.