Updates

Access to Counsel

Access to counsel is a matter of fundamental due process. No one should be held for hours without a chance to call a family member or a lawyer. I’m pleased the legislation passed the House and I was able to speak in favor of the bill both in the Rules Committee and Judiciary Committee.

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Apple in Wake County

Thrilled that Apple has chosen to invest in Wake County. This decision will bring economic benefits and long-term job opportunities to the community.

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COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

I’m glad the Senate passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act last week to address the surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans. Discrimination and hateful actions have no place in North Carolina or our country. I look forward to taking this bill up in the House and hope it gets signed into law as quickly as possible. #stopasianhate

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Black Restaurant Week

Today kicks off Black Restaurant Week in the Triangle. Restaurants are the backbone of our community and Black-owned restaurants have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Consider supporting a Black-owned restaurant this week.

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Today is Earth Day

While we continue to battle the global COVID-19 pandemic, we can’t forget we are also battling another global crisis, climate change.  President Biden’s infrastructure plan aims to shift our economy to clean, sustainable energy, modernize our nation’s electric grid, create thousands of good-paying jobs, and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. With North Carolina well-positioned to lead the way in clean energy manufacturing, I’m committed to advancing this necessary, progressive agenda to protect our environment and beautiful state.

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George Floyd Verdict

While nothing can bring George Floyd back to his family, today’s verdict is a step towards justice. We must all work together, in his memory, to achieve equal justice and institute long-overdue police reforms — including the Justice in Policing Act.  My prayers are with the Floyd family and our nation.

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COVID Vaccine Updates

The COVID vaccine is now available to anyone over the age of 16. If you haven’t gotten your vaccine yet, Wake County Public Health is offering drive-through vaccinations in parks. Get your shot to help keep your family and neighbors safe.

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Local Art

As you are enjoying springtime walks on the Cary greenway, check out this new mural being painted by a talented local artist. https://www.wral.com/north-carolina-mural-painted-on-cary-trail-that-will-run-from-maine-to-florida/19633520/

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Equal Pay

Equal pay is not simply a women’s issue. Pay inequity harms families and our economy. Women are the sole or co-breadwinner in half of American families with children. Today I proudly voted for the Paycheck Fairness act. #EqualPay https://www.axios.com/paycheck-fairness-act-women-employment-00fb75d1-c0a7-4653-939b-aa65d337c0e4.html

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100 Days in the 117th Congress.

I’ve been fighting on behalf of North Carolinians in the 117th Congress and this week we hit a major milestone – #100days in the 117th Congress. Here are a few accomplishments from my first 100 days:  ✅ Introduced the Protecting Job Opportunities for Borrowers (JOBs) Act ✅ 3 of my amendments passed the House ✅ Cosponsored over 100 bills Helped the House pass major bills including: ✅ The Violence Against Women Act ✅ The Equality Act ✅ H.R.1. ✅ The National Apprenticeship Act ✅ The American Rescue Plan  and more!

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