This week, the North Carolina Democratic Party hosted a five-day, across the state tour to reach voters in Greenville, Greensboro, Charlotte, Asheville and Raleigh to localize President Biden and Democrats’ work over the last nine months to deliver for North Carolina’s working class and hold Republicans accountable for their opposition.
Throughout the week, elected officials, labor leaders and small business owners discussed the success of the American Rescue Plan in helping communities and local economies across North Carolina get back on track following the COVID-19 pandemic despite the entire NC Republican delegation voting against the critical relief bill. Speakers also highlighted the need to continue on progress made by President Biden and Democrats over the last nine months by getting the Build Back Better Agenda across the finish, despite GOP opposition.
Click here to view the final tour stop in Raleigh and see below for more on the event:
“Over the course of my career, I practiced in three different hospitals, a nursing home, public health and in Wake County schools as a school nurse. I’ve been a family nurse practitioner for decades. I’ve experienced first hand how much COVID-19 has challenged our health care workers and our health care system. President Biden and Democrats’ American Rescue plan delivered resources to Raleigh, and surrounding communities like where I live in Cary, need to get back on track,” said Rep. Gale Adcock.
“Come next November, North Carolina voters will hold every last Republican accountable for throwing sand in the gears and standing in the way of policies that are critically important to our country,” said NCDP Chair Bobbie Richardson.
“With the American Rescue Plan, President Biden and Democrats delivered for working people. It changed the course of the pandemic, delivering immediate and direct relief to families and workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis through stimulus checks and tax cuts, and energizing the economy along the way,” said NC AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan.
“President Biden understands the value of small businesses for our economic future and the need to do everything possible to fight the pandemic and protect our economic recovery,” said Trophy Brewing Partner David Meeker.
Here’s what NC voters saw throughout NCDP’s statewide tour:
Daily Reflector: State Democrats to kick off press tour in Greenville
- “North Carolina Democrats are set to kick off a statewide tour in Greenville Monday with an emphasis on localizing the work done by President Joe Biden to aid working class citizens.”
- “U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, state Rep. Brian Farkas, Kinston Mayor Don Hardy and N.C. Democratic Party Chair Bobbie Richardson will jump start the five day tour locally with 10:30 a.m. news conference, a release from the party said.”
- “‘North Carolina Democrats are coming together next week to reach voters in every corner of our state touting President Biden, Gov. Cooper and Democrats’ work to invest in the backbone of this country, the working class, and calling out Republicans for trying to stand in the way,’ state party Chairwoman Bobbie Richardson said.”
- “‘President Biden and North Carolina Democrats have a vision to not only bring us out of the pandemic, but to build back better and invest in our future,’ Butterfield said.”
Daily Reflector: Democrats: Biden plan benefits North Carolina
- “Democrats converged in Greenville on Monday to kick off a statewide tour to demonstrate how President Joe Biden’s proposed $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill will benefit North Carolina and point the finger at Republicans they say are obstructing aid.”
- “North Carolina Democratic Party Chairwoman Bobbie Richardson was joined by U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, Kinston Mayor Don Hardy and N.C. Rep. Brian Farkas at the Town Common to discuss how Biden’s American Rescue Plan has aided eastern North Carolinians and how infrastructure proposals will help assuage issues faced across the country as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.”
- “Farkas and Butterfield said that funding from the American Rescue Plan earlier this year provided $6 million to federally qualified health centers like Vidant.”
- “They said that Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda, which is what the reconciliation bill falls under, would continue to provide federal funding to the state without contributing to the national deficit.”