Now more than ever, we must ensure everybody—from seniors to students—has access to healthy meals. This holiday season, let’s help our friends and neighbors. Meals on Wheels Wake County and other organizations are looking for volunteers. I encourage you to sign up.
On this #HumanRightsDay, we must remain committed to promoting peace, justice, and accountability. I have heard firsthand from Tamil constituents who were subjected to the human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. Congress held a hearing earlier this week to bring to light this horrific abuse.
I joined my North Carolina congressional delegation colleagues in support of the North Carolina Supreme Court’s decision to delay the 2022 Primary Election to May 17. Read our statement: “North Carolinians deserve fair maps and fair elections, so we strongly support the decision of the state Supreme Court to delay the 2022 Primary Election. The right to vote is the most fundamental right in a democracy, but this sacred right requires fair, free and just elections. Today’s decision is another step on the path to justice.”
Great news – my bipartisan Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act passed the House. This legislation will strengthen judicial ethics and transparency and restore trust in the nation’s courts. According to the Wall Street Journal, more than 130 federal judges heard cases in which they or their families held stock in a company involved in the case.
Overturning Roe v. Wade would be a blatant attack on reproductive freedom and violate nearly 50 years of legal precedent. If the Supreme Court overturns Roe, many more states in the U.S., including North Carolina, could be emboldened to enact abortion bans, disproportionally hurting women. I have been fighting for women’s rights for decades and in Congress I continue that fight. The House passed the Women’s Health Protection Act to ensure that all people have access to reproductive freedom regardless of where they live in the country. It’s time this bill becomes law.
Grateful to Dr. Mandy Cohen for her leadership as North Carolina’s Secretary of Health and Human Services for the last five years. Dr. Cohen became the public face of North Carolina’s response to COVID-19 pandemic, educating us to practice social distancing, wear a mask, and get vaccinated. We are appreciative of all of her service to our state. https://abc11.com/mandy-cohen-leaving-roy-cooper-covid/11284518
This #GivingTuesday I’m thinking of Coach Valvano’s legacy and his message to never give up. Through his foundation, he has raised millions toward cancer research. Today and every day, let’s help our neighbors in need. You can watch his inspirational speech tomorrow night at 7 PM on ESPN. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article256194492.html