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U.S. House of Representatives (District 6)

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  • B. Mark Walker
    (Rep)

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    Ryan Watts
    (Dem)

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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)

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Experience (35 words max) Has worked in over 30 states with businesses and nonprofits of all sizes to help employees prepare and retrain for changing economic times.
3 favorite endorsements for this election Indivisible 435 (Indivisible National association); National Association of Social Workers (NASW); Phil Ford (NBA Player, basketball coach, father and leader)
To undo Gerrymandering (Partial and Racial)

Restoring moral and ethical leadership to fight for the many and not the privileged few.
Lower student loan interest rates to the same rates the banks get when they borrow money and offer student loan debt forgiveness for critical educational tracks including education and nursing.
I support putting a resource officer in every school and changing the age to purchase to 21, as well as banning weapons of war, bump stocks and high capacity magazines.
1) we must approach immigration in a humane way and not support separating children from their families 2) we should recognize contributions from taxpaying individuals (DACA) to permanently protect and provide an expedient path to citizenship
The government should ensure a living wage, and verify that businesses are paying employees fairly.
Federal review must be restored to ensure equal access to the ballot for all people.