North Carolina will receive increased federal funding to help with equitable distribution and access of the COVID vaccine. This will be done by partnering with local health departments, community-based organizations and community health centers to bring the vaccine into racial and ethnic minority communities.
Wake County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S and across North Carolina, 10% of bridges and 14% of roads are structurally deficient. Not only will President Joe Biden‘s American Jobs Plan rebuild bridges, roads, and airports – it also provides more than $200 billion to update or build two million affordable housing units – an issue important to North Carolina and particularly Wake County. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/article250331456.html
The Town of Cary marks the 150th anniversary of its incorporation tomorrow, April 3rd. Cary is the seventh largest municipality in North Carolina, with nearly 175,000 residents. This milestone is a great way to honor the past, celebrate the present, and look forward to a bright future.
For #WomensHistoryMonth I am honoring Ruth Cook. Ruth was born in Berlin, Germany and escaped Nazi control at a young age. She made her way to North Carolina with her husband. Ruth was the first woman elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives from Wake County in 1974. She championed the causes of children, the underprivileged, the mentally ill and much more. Her legacy will live on through her good works.
With the delivery of the life-saving resources of the #AmericanRescuePlan and with President Joe Biden‘s new announcement — including making all adults eligible for the vaccine by May 1 and taking further action to safely re-open schools, we can now say: Help Is Here!
Today Governor Roy Cooper announced an accelerated vaccine schedule. Starting March 31st, Group 4b, people who are classified as essential workers will become eligible. Starting April 7th, Group 5, all people 16 years and older will be able to sign up. While this is exciting news for our state, please continue to stay safe by wearing your mask and practicing social distancing.
I’m heartbroken about the 10 people killed in yesterday’s mass shooting in Boulder. Sending my love and strength to honor the lives of the victims, including a Boulder police officer. Praying for their families and the entire community. Words cannot bring back loved ones. We must take action to combat gun violence.
Reverend Nancy Petty has dedicated her life to the service of others. As a member of the LGBTQ community, she welcomes all people in her church, Raleigh’s historic and progressive Pullen Memorial Baptist Church. She is a champion of marriage equality, has focused on facilitating interfaith dialogue with Raleigh’s Muslim community, and has partnered with the Jewish community on social justice advocacy. I’m honored to call her a friend and neighbor. #WomensHistoryMonth