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N.C. Senate (District 28)

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  • Clark Porter

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    Gladys Robinson

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What are your top 2 priorities for action in the General Assembly? (40 words maximum)

Should the NC legislature take action to raise the state minimum wage and also promote pay equity across race and gender for the same job – or should these be left to businesses? (30 words maximum)

What is the best way to handle the redistricting process after the 2020 Census? (30 words maximum)

What are 2 priority actions for the state to improve K-12 public education? (30 words maximum)

Should NC municipalities have the authority to create police-community review boards with subpoena, investigative and disciplinary powers? (briefly respond in 15 words maximum)

Explain your position on off-shore drilling for North Carolina. (briefly respond in 15 words maximum)

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Experience (35 words max) I have served 8 years in the NC Senate as Deputy Minority Leader and have served on most of the major committees, with considerable expertise in areas of health and education. I serve 10 years on the UNC Board of Governors
3 favorite endorsements for this election NC League of Conservation Voters; NCAE; AFL-CIO
I am continually concerned about the expansion of Medicaid for the 500,000 individuals without health care in our state and I will work to implement a plan. I will also work to increase the level of funding for education, including facilities and teacher pay.
Absolutely, the NC legislature should take the lead in a plan/law to raise the minimum wage and promote pay equity; and promote the same with local governments and businesses to follow suit.
Citizens are clear that the Redistricting process must be nonpartisan, independent and inclusive. I support the legislature appointing an independent commission, who will develop a plan according to population
We must again have sound preschool and early childhood development programs as keys to children entering school ready to succeed. We must fund these, social workers and TAs to address children's needs.
I support a carefully constructed p-c review boards with accountability to citizens and council.
We must protect NC waters; and research the impact drilling has on our water and environment.