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U.S. House of Representatives (District 2)

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    Linda Coleman
    (Dem)

  • George Holding
    (Rep)

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    Jeff Matemu
    (Lib)

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What are your top 2 priorities for action in Congress? (40 words max)

What will you do to support North Carolina students’ access to an affordable college education and relief from college debts? (30 words max)

To address school shootings, what specific policies, if any, do you support, such as do you support arming trained teachers or banning assault-style weapons? (30 words max)

What top 2 or 3 changes are needed for federal immigration policy? (30 words max)

Should government take action to raise the minimum wage and establish pay equity across race and gender for the same job – or should these be left to businesses? (briefly respond in 15 words maximum)

Should federal review under the Voting Rights Act be restored for changes to NC election law? Why or why not? (briefly respond in 15 words maximum)

Experience (35 words max) Teacher, Wake County Commissioner, State Legislator, HR Manager, Secretary of HR for NC. Have always worked to support working families and solve problems.
3 favorite endorsements for this election Swing Left, Higher Heights, NC AFL-CIO
Ensure access to affordable quality healthcare; provide educational opportunities for students from Pre-K through higher education ultimately resulting in better jobs and increased wages. These values will promote a sustainable NC economy and a greater quality of life.
Promote North Carolina's community colleges, work to expand Pell grants and work for legislation to lower the interest rates on student loans.
We can help prevent school shootings by banning assault weapons. I strongly support background checks. Moreover, increasing the minimum age for gun buyers would be sensible.

We must have a policy that defines a pathway to citizenship. I will work to ensure we have a humane and clear policy on immigrants seeking asylum.
Yes. The minimum wage should be raised to a livable wage and there should be equal pay for equal work.
Absolutely, to provide for fair elections which will lead to fair representation.
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Experience (35 words max) Attorney practicing exclusively federal law
Immigration reform

Affordable higher education
Students should pay back loans based on percentage tied to their annual income. Don’t require interest payments. Base amount of a student’s loan on their major and potential future earnings. Federal government stop profiting off student loans.
Increase law enforcement detection capabilities to identify potential school shooters. Hardening schools and making sure they have secure infrastructure. Teachers shouldn't be armed unless they desire it themselves. Perform background checks for every purchase.
Legislation should be passed granting permanent legal status to DACA recipients. Path to legalization for those already here who have no criminal records and have jobs, served in the military, have children or have gone to school here.
Government shouldn’t be involved in setting wages but neither should it interfere with operations of unions in negotiating wages.
Yes. North Carolina and other states have shown that they intend to suppress voters on racial and party lines.