We believe in the power of the political process. Electing candidates who care about the lives and needs of society’s most marginalized is the first step towards building a better North Carolina — and world — for us all.
Terri LeGrand has been serving her community for over 18 years both in the legal sector and throughout North Carolina. She co-founded the Piedmont Earth Day Fair and subsequently Piedmont Environmental Alliance, a “non-profit that is building a healthier, more economically vibrant and environmentally sustainable community.” She is invested in higher education, affordable and accessible healthcare, clean air and water in a sustainable environment, as well as freedom and security.
Although she was recently elected to office earlier this year, Vernetta Alston has been heavily involved in law and policy work for over eight years, She began her career as a staff attorney for the Racial Justice Act Studies before serving as a member of the Durham City Council for the past two years. Now, as Member of the House, she wants to fight for progressive change that will impact Durham and serve the best interests of everyone in North Carolina.
As the former Commissioner of Insurance for North Carolina from 2009 to 2016, Wayne comes to this race with a host of experience. In the past, Wayne has stood up for consumers against insurance companies and, as the current Chairperson of the NC Democratic Party, has an extensive history of leadership within the political realms of this state. His priorities include expanding Medicaid, fighting insurance fraud and holding insurance companies accountable.
Two state nonprofits joined a chorus of voices that took N.C. Senator Thom Tillis to task after he blamed the disproportionate spread of the coronavirus across the state on Latinos for not wearing face masks and improperly social distancing.
In the debate over reopening schools, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest retweeted a statement Wednesday from a conservative pundit: "There is little to no evidence schools are serious vectors of COVID transmission; children are at extraordinarily low risk from COVID"