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.
With Congress back in session, we must demand federal funding for our schools, small businesses, and workers. We need real leadership in DC to help all North Carolina families get back on their feet through this pandemic. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article244302347.html
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today in 1930, the U.S. Veterans Administration was created to support and consolidate federal services to our veterans. Our veterans deserve to be seen and treated as the heroes they are, and I’ll continue to fight for them and fair funding for the VA in Congress.