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North Carolina Democrats Praise Joe Biden’s Plan for Racial Equity PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 July 2020 09:36
Joe Biden released the Biden Plan to Build Back Better by Advancing Racial Equity Across the American Economy. COVID-19 has shed light on the racial disparities that are deeply rooted in the United States, and Joe Biden’s plan outlines key steps for addressing the lack of equal opportunity for Black and brown Americans.
 
Here’s what Biden’s plan would do for North Carolinians:

 

Joe Biden will reform opportunity zones to ensure they serve black and brown communities, small businesses and homeowners. In North Carolina, twice as many Black and Hispanic residents live below the poverty line as white residents.

 

Joe Biden will strengthen the federal reserve’s focus on racial economic gaps and empower the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to fulfill its mission and address workplace discrimination. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more Black and Hispanic North Carolinians have lost their jobs than white North Carolinians.

 

Joe Biden will expand access to $100 billion in low-interest business loans by funding state, local, tribal and non-profit lending programs in Black and Brown communities. As a result of COVID-19, 41% of Black-owned businesses nationwide have been forced to shut down. In North Carolina, many minority owned businesses did not receive funding to keep their doors open. 

 

Joe Biden will make significant investments in educational institutions and programs that are designed to elevate Black and Brown students. For the 2018-2019 school year, white students were twice as likely to score “career and college ready” on exams than their Black peers.
 
“Today, Joe Biden released a bold plan for achieving racial equity in the United States,” said State Senator Natalie Murdock. “As a small business owner myself, I know that COVID-19 has impacted Black and brown owned businesses disproportionately, which is why I’m proud that Joe Biden plans to invest $150 billion through a Biden Small Business Opportunity Plan. COVID-19 shed light on the racial disparities that communities of color have fought for years. Biden recognizes the need for a long-term plan for communities of color that will not only support our most vulnerable during COVID-19, but for years to come.”
 
“Joe Biden’s plan for racial equity strives to give every American a fair shot, no matter their race,” said Wake County Soil and Water District Supervisor Nervahna Crew. “Biden’s focus on racial equity in the fourth plank of his Build Back Better Plan is a welcome commitment after four years of Donald Trump — who has spewed hatred from the Oval Office and turned his back on communities of color. Joe Biden is dedicated to removing barriers to participation in our economy by making bold investments in home ownership for families of color and supporting second chances.”
 
“Our country is facing two crises right now — COVID-19 and systemic racism,” said State Representative Zack Hawkins. “Joe Biden knows that we are at a critical juncture in history, and we have a responsibility to combat the pervasive and dangerous biases that are killing Black Americans at every turn. We are far beyond the point when bold, sweeping action is vital. Biden’s plan does not shy away from the harsh realities of racial disparities; he tackles them head on by addressing racial inequity with concrete steps and a commitment to deliver long overdue reforms.”
 
"Our nation was founded on the principle of ‘all men are created equal.’ But for too long, ‘all men’ left far too many people behind,” said Pat Timmons Goodson, Congressional Candidate NC-08. “Joe Biden knows this, and his plan today focuses on leveling the playing field for Black and brown people across the country. His plan directs investment in those who have been denied resources and racial equity in the American economy. With Joe Biden’s plan, all people will have equal access to opportunities, no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or zip code.”
 
 
Valerie Jarrett to Join Joe Biden At Charlotte Racial Equity Roundtable PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 July 2020 08:33

Biden for President will hold a North Carolina roundtable on the fourth plank of Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” economic recovery plan. Former White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett will join Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin, and State Representatives Yvonne Holley and James Gailliard to discuss Biden’s plan to address systemic racism and and advance racial equity in North Carolina and across the country.

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Women Leaders Join North Carolina Women for Biden Launch Event PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 July 2020 08:26
Following the roll-out of Joe Biden’s Agenda for Women, Biden for President launched North Carolina Women for Biden with Ashley Biden, the daughter of Jill and Joe Biden, Special Guest Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, and other women leaders to talk about what’s at stake in the upcoming election for women and North Carolinians in November.
 
“Make no mistake,” said Ashley Biden. “Women will decide this election, just like we elected President Obama and my father. Just like we did when we elected the most diverse congressional class in our history two years ago. It is our health care, our schools, our choice, our rights at stake. And that's why we need to fight harder than ever. We need to be the ones to step up. We have to be the ones who bring in our friends and our neighbors. And we are the ones who can win. We must remember the wisdom of the voice of a generation -- who runs the world? Girls. Women.”
 
"I want to thank you all so very much. As women of North Carolina, we are indeed experiencing some very challenging times around the impact of COVID-19 in our communities,” said Chief Justice Cheri Beasley. “And I want to thank you because you're not just active during election time. I want to thank you because you're always there for the people of North Carolina. You're always there helping people  know what issues are important and why they ought to care. And during this period of time, during this pandemic, and as we are compounded with issues around heightened racial tensions in North Carolina, you're still there making sure that you're the barometer of our communities all across North Carolina. And I thank you for that. I'm so grateful that you will be the ones to make sure that people know why this election is so important in 2020.”
 
“We need Joe Biden in the White House to be the President of the United States — when I say need, let me put extra emphasis on that,” said Secretary of State Elaine Marshall. “The next three months will be a battle for the soul of this country. We cannot let up between now and November 3rd because we know that Trump supporters will be out there in full force. We need Joe Biden to be the steady hand at the helm for the economy...Joe Biden has an unmatched record for women. Whether it's equal pay, better pay for teachers who are predominantly women, greater access to education and health care and strong domestic violence law.”
 
“One of the main reasons that I'm a woman for Biden is because the intimate decisions that we as women have to make about our bodies, he agrees that those decisions belong to us,” said Labor Commissioner Candidate Jessica Holmes. “I can't tell you how many working families have come to me with concerns about childcare, especially with so many schools returning, virtually. How is that single mom like how I grew up going to be able to get back to work and also have to provide childcare for their child?...Fortunately, Joe Biden has a plan for that. Donald Trump made promises in 2016 that he never made good on…there are many reasons why I'm a woman for Biden, but today my most important reason is that he will be a champion for working families.”
 
Women for Biden is a nationwide network working to elect Joe Biden by mobilizing women around the country to get out the vote.  In addition to the national network, Women for Biden has launched in key battleground states such as Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Arizona, reaching thousands of women.
 
NC Democrats Run TV Ad Critical Of GOP Legislators PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 December 2011 15:14

RALEIGH - The North Carolina Democratic Party says it's started running a television ad criticizing Republican leaders at the General Assembly for passing laws that hurt women on issues from abortion and child care to Medicaid and the public schools.

 

The state party said Tuesday the 60-second commercial is running on cable TV in the Charlotte and Raleigh markets. A party spokesman declined to say how much money is being spent on the ad. An email sent to party supporters asked for more donations to keep the ad running.

 

The ad features Governor Beverly Perdue, state legislators and former Cabinet secretary and longtime party activist Betty McCain, who said "the GOP has declared war on women." The ad includes footage of Republican House leaders Thom Tillis and Paul Stam.

 
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