With the delivery of the life-saving resources of the #AmericanRescuePlan and with President Joe Biden‘s new announcement — including making all adults eligible for the vaccine by May 1 and taking further action to safely re-open schools, we can now say: Help Is Here!
Today Governor Roy Cooper announced an accelerated vaccine schedule. Starting March 31st, Group 4b, people who are classified as essential workers will become eligible. Starting April 7th, Group 5, all people 16 years and older will be able to sign up. While this is exciting news for our state, please continue to stay safe by wearing your mask and practicing social distancing.
I’m heartbroken about the 10 people killed in yesterday’s mass shooting in Boulder. Sending my love and strength to honor the lives of the victims, including a Boulder police officer. Praying for their families and the entire community. Words cannot bring back loved ones. We must take action to combat gun violence.
Reverend Nancy Petty has dedicated her life to the service of others. As a member of the LGBTQ community, she welcomes all people in her church, Raleigh’s historic and progressive Pullen Memorial Baptist Church. She is a champion of marriage equality, has focused on facilitating interfaith dialogue with Raleigh’s Muslim community, and has partnered with the Jewish community on social justice advocacy. I’m honored to call her a friend and neighbor. #WomensHistoryMonth
Last night I joined the local Asian-American and Pacific Islander community in Cary to honor the lives and dignity of the individuals murdered by a gunman in the Atlanta, Georgia area. We must all stand up and condemn hatred and work to prevent further violence. It’s on all of us to combat racism and bigotry by calling it out whenever we see it, and standing in solidarity with the AAPI community.
Excited that cutting-edge companies in the biopharmaceutical manufacturing space continue to call Wake County home. Investments like these allow our wonderful towns like Holly Springs to thrive with jobs and economic opportunities. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article250006004.html
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
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.