Updates

Safely Reopening Schools

This administration has left our public schools with no guidance and no funding for safely reopening. Instead of meeting with our public school teachers, students, and parents, @Mike_Pence is once again using #NC02 for a photo op to push for school privatization. We must get our schools the resources they need, whether it’s PPE to reopen safely or broadband access to fulfill the promise of a sound basic education for every child. Political photo ops cannot replace real leadership. NC’s schools and students deserve better.

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This President has failed at every turn.

This President has failed at every turn to put health and safety first. If Trump wants to come to Wake County, I suggest he talk to the people who are really hurting from this pandemic and not just pose for a photo-op.

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238,000 North Carolinians have lost health insurance.

238,000 North Carolinians have lost their health insurance due to #COVID-related job losses. This is unacceptable for our state—we need leaders who will expand access to affordable health care. No one should have to choose between receiving quality care and putting food on the table, especially during a global pandemic.

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Support minority-owned businesses.

Congress needs to support our small businesses who have been impacted by #COVID19, especially our minority-owned who systematically face lending discrimination. A 41% decline in Black-owned businesses is devastating for our economy—we must do more.

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State of the City, County and Schools 2020 Forum & the HEROES Act

I attended the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s State of the City, County and Schools 2020 forum this morning to learn about Raleigh and Wake County’s approach to handling the coronavirus pandemic. The US House has passed a bill providing much-needed assistance to our schools and local governments through the HEROES Act. I urge the Senate to take up this important bill and help our communities.

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An attack on the basic healthcare needs of women

Today’s #SCOTUS decision is an attack on the basic healthcare needs of women in universities and the workplace. As an attorney, I fought for health insurance companies to cover contraceptives, and I’ll always work to protect every woman’s health care needs.

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55 Years of Medicare and Medicaid

Today in 1965, Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law, providing essential health care to seniors and low-income communities. Millions of people today, here in North Carolina and across the country, rely on these critical programs to protect their health and well-being. I will fight to protect Medicare and Medicaid, and ensure people have access to quality health care.

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