To close out #WomensHistoryMonth, we recognize today as #EqualPayDay. It’s a sad reality, but most women still do not make the same amount of money as their male colleagues – a gap that widens even more if you’re a woman of color. I was proud to have introduced the Equal Pay Act during my time in the #NCGA, and will continue to fight for women’s economic equality in Congress.
Remember, North Carolina’s stay-at-home order goes into effect tomorrow at 5pm. As a state, let’s join together to combat the spread of COVID-19 by staying in – we’ve all got to do our part, so let’s make NC proud! https://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article241577016.html
Today, the House passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill, the largest in US history, which intends to funnel billions of dollars to our families, businesses small and large, hospitals, and unemployment programs. We must continue to work together to support our country’s economic and public health needs, and we all must do our part to combat this pandemic. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article241555311.html
As declared this afternoon, Wake County’s stay-at-home order will go into effect at 5pm on Friday and will last until April 17th. So what does this mean? It means we as a community will join together in staying home, only venturing out for essential needs such as grocery shopping, seeking medical attention if necessary, and caring for dependent family members. All large gatherings beyond your immediate household members are not permitted. However, greenways and parks will remain open, as we should all spend some time outside to exercise and help our mental health – just practice proper social distancing! This
Today, Wake County declared a state of emergency, closing all fitness clubs, gyms, salons and spas, and limiting large gatherings of people to no more than 50. While these are challenging times, it’s good to see our county working together to combat the spread of COVID-19. Stay safe and healthy! https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article241409556.html
Want something to do while social distancing? Fill out your census form! You can do it by mail, by phone, or online here: https://my2020census.gov/ Funding for hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources is based on census data. Plus, it’s how we draw congressional and state legislative districts too. Fill it out!
For Women’s History Month, I would like to thank and highlight outstanding women like Melissa Miller. Dr. Miller has developed a coronavirus test that will be available initially to UNC Health patients and reduce the strain on our state health department lab. https://bit.ly/39YtEOT