noun | econ·o·my | system by which goods and services are produced, sold, and bought
↳ While unemployment rates have dropped since the height of the pandemic, 173,000 North Carolinians remain unemployed.
↳ Average annual wages in the 10th Congressional district are $13,746 below the rest of the state average.
↳ On average, women who work in the 10th Congressional district earn about $10,000 less than men.
create better paying jobs
└ Protect the dignity of work, including honest wages, protected retirement, and fair overtime compensation.
└ Encourage technical and vocational training, and apprenticeships to meet the needs of an evolving economy.
└ Support pay equity across the board for all North Carolinians.
└ Advocate for a livable wage to ensure that working people can make a comfortable living.
└ Make the United States a leader in the clean energy economy. Bringing production of equipment and technology for the solar Industry and electric vehicles, the majority of which is currently produced in China, to the United States.
support small businesses
└ Revoke tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs and support made-in-America incentives.
└ Help small business owners, especially entrepreneurs of color and women, obtain capital and support.
└ Support bringing good paying, union jobs back to the United States.
└ Provide for affordable, quality childcare, allowing parents to fully participate in the job market.
└ Ensure all areas of North Carolina have broad band internet access, increasing the reach and capacity of small business owners in rural areas.
└ Increase earning potential of future generations by Increasing financial assistance for undergraduate degrees, helping to reverse the trend of low-└ Income students dropping out of college.
ensure tax equity
└ Demand that billionaires pay the same if not more taxes than policemen, firefighters, nurses, and teachers.
└ Reform tax codes to ensure corporations pay what they owe and are unable to skirt the system.
└ Close loopholes exploited by the wealthy, Including a minimum tax on unrealized capital gains.
└ No Increase in taxes for the poor and middle-class. Strengthening the middle class needs to be a priority.
combat covid-19 impacts
└ Provide additional guidance for State, County, and Local governments still sitting on COVID relief money they are unsure how to utilize.
└ Continue to increase at home testing capabilities, allowing North Carolinians to quickly identify cases and stop spread.
└ Ensure that information about COVID spread, vaccination, booster availability, and testing is disseminated effectively and efficiently.