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Terri LeGrand, Senate District 31

Terri LeGrand, Senate District 31

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.

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Vernetta Alston, House District 29

Vernetta Alston, House District 29

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.

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Wayne Goodwin, Commissioner of Insurance

Wayne Goodwin, Commissioner of Insurance

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.

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We can count on Quick

We can count on Quick

As of June 30, Nicole Quick reported that 99 percent of her donors are individuals.

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Latino Leaders Take Thom Tillis to Task for Misinformed, Racist Comments on the Coronavirus

Latino Leaders Take Thom Tillis to Task for Misinformed, Racist Comments on the Coronavirus

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.

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Lt. Governor Dan Forest retweets schools are "low risk" for children. Here's what science says

Lt. Governor Dan Forest retweets schools are "low risk" for children. Here's what science says

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"

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