It is always a pleasure to join local precincts in their North Carolina Democratic Party organizational meetings. This morning I was able to speak to Apex Dems and Glenwood Dems. I could not be prouder of all the hard work volunteers did for the Wake County Democratic Party in 2020 and look forward to starting the important organizing work early for 2022.
In addition to President Biden’s American Rescue Plan passing earlier this week, there’s more positive news here in North Carolina. State health officials expect their supply of the COVID-19 vaccine to surge by early April. While there’s light at the end of the tunnel, please continue to wear masks, practice social distancing, and get the vaccine when it is available to you. Stay safe.
Saddened to hear of the passing of Max Adams, longtime Wake County Democratic Party Treasurer. Max was a Wake County native who devoted his career and volunteer hours to making the community he loved a better place. He walked door to door on my first campaign. I will be forever grateful for his friendship, time and efforts.
Today I voted for the #AmericanRescuePlan. This bill is critical to getting the many North Carolinians affected by this pandemic back on their feet. It gives state and local governments the funds they need to fight the virus, distribute vaccines, and safely reopen schools, and it provides relief to small businesses and restaurants that are at risk of shutting their doors.
#InternationalWomenDay2021 is a celebration of the past, present and future. We thank the women who fought for the rights we have today, we recognize the women who advocate for women’s rights every day, and we will continue to push for progress to achieve full equality.
Today, for #WomensHistoryMonth, I’m highlighting the late Elizabeth Cofield. For decades, Cofield served as a professor and administrator at Shaw University, where she inspired thousands of students. She went on to be the first African American and the first woman elected as a Wake County School Board member and Wake County Commissioner. Cofield’s legacy and commitment to education made Wake County a better place.
A spotlight on the iconic Raleigh restaurant, The Players’ Retreat owned by my friend Gus Gussler. Like many businesses, the restaurant has plans to safely reopen this spring after being closed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I can’t wait to have their fries again soon!
The House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, and I proudly voted for it. This is an important step in boosting law enforcement accountability and transparency, changing police practices and curbing racial profiling. It’s on all of us to help create a society that recognizes injustice and repairs it with humanity.