My fellow Democrats, I hope that you will be able to attend the ACDP meeting next Thursday at 7 pm. This is one of the most important meetings of the year because it will be our last opportunity to meet before we begin our precinct organization meetings on 3/6. Elaine
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- Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
- Moment of Silence
- Welcome & Chairman Remarks – Elaine Berry
- Approve Agenda
- Approve Minutes
- Treasurer’s Report – Ellen Edwards
- Old Business
- Rural Caucus and Disability Issues Caucus
- Candidate Outreach Committee
- New Business
- 2021 Winter SEC Meeting Report
- Review of Precinct Organization Materials
- Auxiliary & Community Organization Reports
- Closing Remarks
Precinct Organizing Survey Here
Our precincts are the grassroots of the Democratic Party – it’s where we plug in and get the work done. If we want to help build the Party and get our candidates elected, we have to show up (virtually this year)!
New Leadership for the NC Democratic Party
It doesn’t matter which District you’re in, this is great information!
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In North Carolina, we are facing a multifaceted crisis in our schools with parents, teachers, school personnel, and students. North Carolinians continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-19 but there is hope on the horizon. The good news: COVID-19 trends are declining and stabilizing. Plus, essential workers in child care and education began receiving their vaccinations this week.
This week, the House of Representatives worked on a number of education bills such as House Bill 78, Report on K-12 Computer Science Data, House Bill 79, Student Digital Learning Access, and House Bill 82, Summer Learning Choice for NC Families. Next week, we will continue tackling COVID-19 relief.
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Learn more about this week’s legislation
This week, I supported HB 82 which creates a summer school learning choice for families. This bipartisan bill passed the NC House unanimously and now goes to the NC Senate for its consideration.
If HB 82 becomes law, local schools would be required to offer programs that include the following:
- At least 150 hours or 30 days of instruction;
- Meal service must be provided each instructional day;
- A physical activity period must be provided each instructional day;
- Transportation services;
- Time built into the instructional day for individual or small group instruction for at-risk students;
- In-person social-emotional learning supports for all students;
- Voluntary participation by at-risk students with LEAs notifying parents of at-risk students about the students’ eligibility in the Program;
- Opportunities for additional students (those not identified as at-risk) to participate if space is available;
Notes on Governor Cooper’s
2021 Budget Recommendations
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on our state, but over the past year, we have all come together to slow the spread of the virus and help out our neighbors in need. Now, the roll out of vaccines gives us all hope that we can turn the corner soon. Despite this success, many of our fellow North Carolinians are still suffering — struggling to put food on the table, find a job, or keep their business open.
More help must be on the way and our state has the resources to do it. The state’s revenue forecast revealed that North Carolina should collect $4.1 billion more than expected and we are also in good financial health to use our ‘General Fund.’
Now is the time to put that money to work for the people of North Carolina. Our friends and neighbors need it and we can afford it. Frankly, we can’t afford not to. Let’s keep the momentum.
Educators begin to get COVID vaccinations
Starting this week, anyone working in child care, pre-K, or K-12 schools will be eligible for the vaccine. Additional front-line workers such as law enforcement, restaurant workers, and manufacturing workers will be eligible on March 10. You can read the full list of front-line workers here. In addition, please refer to the graphic below if you have questions on where you might stand in the vaccine priority list.
North Carolina Vaccine Information
Find your spot to take your shot – https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/findyourspot.
Tested, safe and effective. More than 70,000 people volunteered in clinical trials for two vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) to see if they are safe and work to prevent COVID-19 illness. Volunteers included people of all races and backgrounds. To date, the vaccines are 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 with no serious safety concerns. You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine. You may have temporary reactions like a sore arm, headache, or feeling tired and achy for a day or two after receiving the vaccine.
Keep practicing the 3 Ws (wear a mask, wait six feet apart, wash your hands) until most people have a chance to get vaccinated.
In other news:
Yesterday, my colleagues at the House of Representatives, filed HB170, The North Carolina CROWN Act, an act that prohibits discrimination against persons based on traits historically associated with race, hair texture, or hairstyle.