Updates

Dream Act

Yesterday, the House passed the bipartisan Dream Act! Dreamers, TPS and DED holders are essential workers, teachers, and medical personnel. This bill will allow them to gain permanent legal status so that they can continue to contribute to the country they call home. #HomeIsHere https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/18/us/politics/biden-immigration.html

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We Must Stand Up and Condemn Hatred

My heart breaks for the victims, their families, and the entire AAPI community. We must stand up and condemn hatred and work to prevent further violence. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/article249996939.html

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Continue Getting Tested

While more people are getting vaccinated, fewer people are getting tested for COVD-19. Accurate testing statistics are a crucial component of stopping the community spread of the virus. Even if you have been vaccinated, you should continue getting tested as you could still be a carrier of the virus. We must remain vigilant in order to stay safe during this turning point of the pandemic.

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Rental Assistance Program

Wake County has received $33 million in federal funding for its rental assistance program for those who have experienced financial hardship during the pandemic. Helpful information on how tenants in Wake County can apply for rent and utility assistance.

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North Carolina Democratic Party Organizational Meeting

It is always a pleasure to join local precincts in their North Carolina Democratic Party organizational meetings. This morning I was able to speak to Apex Dems and Glenwood Dems. I could not be prouder of all the hard work volunteers did for the Wake County Democratic Party in 2020 and look forward to starting the important organizing work early for 2022.

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COVID-19 Vaccine to Surge by Early April

In addition to President Biden’s American Rescue Plan passing earlier this week, there’s more positive news here in North Carolina. State health officials expect their supply of the COVID-19 vaccine to surge by early April. While there’s light at the end of the tunnel, please continue to wear masks, practice social distancing, and get the vaccine when it is available to you. Stay safe.

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Max Adams

Saddened to hear of the passing of Max Adams, longtime Wake County Democratic Party Treasurer. Max was a Wake County native who devoted his career and volunteer hours to making the community he loved a better place. He walked door to door on my first campaign. I will be forever grateful for his friendship, time and efforts.

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American Rescue Plan

Today I voted for the #AmericanRescuePlan. This bill is critical to getting the many North Carolinians affected by this pandemic back on their feet. It gives state and local governments the funds they need to fight the virus, distribute vaccines, and safely reopen schools, and it provides relief to small businesses and restaurants that are at risk of shutting their doors.

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International Women’s Day

#InternationalWomenDay2021 is a celebration of the past, present and future. We thank the women who fought for the rights we have today, we recognize the women who advocate for women’s rights every day, and we will continue to push for progress to achieve full equality.

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