In 2022, the stakes are critically high for the people of North Carolina with respect to our overall health and well-being, our humanity, and our morality.
Fifty-seven years after the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, our right to vote and our right to representation are at stake.
We must protect our right to vote, and we must persist in our efforts to assure fair representation and we must elect people who will fight for independent redistricting. Our right to vote came with too much pain and suffering, too much bloodshed, and too much life sacrifice for us to allow anyone to disenfranchise us now.
The results of the 2022 General Election will set the stage for the evolution of our state for the foreseeable future. So, in response to those who doubt and ask, “Does my vote really count?” please respond with an emphatic, “Yes, every single vote is crucial.”
Our votes will determine the power of the North Carolina General Assembly, the Governor and the NC Judiciary. Our votes will influence the laws and appropriations pertaining to schools, jobs, small businesses, farms, rural life, healthcare, criminal justice reform, climate change and more.
Right now, when Governor Roy Cooper uses his veto authority to quash legislative bills that run counter to Democratic ideals, Democrats have the numbers and the power to sustain those vetoes. At the bare minimum, Democrats need to hold on to all NC House seats and all NC Senate seats that we now have. We also need to make every effort to elect 10 more Democrats to the House and 4 more to the Senate for a Democratic majority.
Please help protect our access to the ballot and please exercise your right to VOTE.
As your District 50 Representative in the NC House, I will rise up, speak out, and, as the late John Lewis said, “get in good trouble” to help assure our freedoms and justice.
Education has the potential to break down barriers between people of different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, and to build bridges of cross-cultural understanding.
I believe our state legislature has a responsibility to help fulfill the promise of a sound, basic education by investing in our students, school facilities, early childhood education, public school teachers and staff, and community colleges.
People across Orange and Caswell Counties want and need access to career-oriented jobs, opportunities for entrepreneurship, and inclusion in the economic wealth of this state and nation.
As a member of the NC House, I will work to break down barriers and open doors to universal broadband, affordable housing, and multimodal transportation.
The criminal justice system throughout North Carolina, and the United States, is in dire need of reform. Many of our laws, policies and procedures are founded on racial discrimination, gender prejudice, Jim Crow sentiments, and punishment for poverty.
As your District 50 Representative, I will communicate and collaborate with colleagues and community members to help us understand and address our personal biases. We must assure justice in our criminal justice system.
Climate change is real and while it is inevitable, we can work to reduce our impact on our natural environment and to mitigate the adverse effects of global warming.
We must be prepared to address the ethical, legal and political issues related to climate change, and as your representative in the NC House I will be prepared to do so in a way that respects all people and preserves the earth for future generations.
Our foremothers and forefathers fought, bled, and died in the valiant effort to claim the right to vote for themselves and for us. In no way can we let their efforts be in vain.
As the District 50 Representative in the NC House, I will rise up, speak out, and, as the late John Lewis said, “get in good trouble” to protect and assure our right to vote and our right for representation.
Let’s make sure that every vote is counted.
In our modern world, healthcare and human services should be a basic human right.
When elected to the NC House, I will focus on coordinating with our county and municipal governments to prevent evictions, assist elderly households in need, and end homelessness. My aim is to assure that our women, men and children in Caswell and Orange Counties have the fundamental health and human services they need to thrive and be well.