Deborah Ross

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.

Congratulations Mayor Roberson!

Congratulations to Mayor Roberson on the Wake County Democratic Party’s recommendation for his appointment to the NC House. Mayor Roberson has been a champion for Eastern Wake County, affordable housing and programs that support all of our citizens. I look forward to his voice and leadership being added to the NC House.

Congratulations Sydney Batch!

Congratulations to my friend Sydney Batch on the Wake County Democratic Party’s recommendation for her appointment to the NC Senate. Her commitment to the people of Wake County will make her an outstanding state Senator. I look forward to her continued leadership in building a North Carolina that works for all people.

Thank you for all of your messages of concern.

My staff and I are safe and remain focused on our work on behalf of the residents of NC’s second district and the American public. 

Yesterday was a hard day for our country. But it wasn’t hard to get back to work. I’m proud of Congress’ resilience and dedication to finishing the job of certifying the Presidential election and the peaceful transfer of power. Our democracy is resilient, but fragile. We have much work yet to do to heal, prevent violence and move our country forward.

The peaceful transition of power is a core tenet of our democracy and one that we, the people, have always respected.

Today’s dangerous events, incited by hate and misinformation from the highest levels, are heartbreaking and wrong. They have no place in our political discourse. A majority of Americans spoke with their votes in the 2020 election and their voices need to be heard — and certified. 

I strongly condemn today’s violence and call on all elected leaders to do the same. It’s time to recommit to working to heal our divisions and move America forward.

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.

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.