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N.C. Senate (District 34)

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    Beniah McMiller
    (Dem)

  • Vickie Sawyer
    (Rep)

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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)

Experience (35 words max) As an educator in the NC Community College System I bring the most important experience and that is the ability to fight for the future of people regardless of who they are or where they come from solely for their benefit.
I will push to make our schools work better for parents, students, and teachers. And expand access to health care so that North Carolinians can get the preventive care they need without being forced to have to make a choice between medicine and life necessities.
NC families are constantly asked do more with less and pay bills. North Carolina workers need and deserve a living wage that will be competitive with the rate of inflation.
The best way to handle redistricting is to allow a neutral third party to draw district lines that are fair. Citizens should choose their representatives, representatives should not choose who they want to serve.
We need better teacher pay and per-pupil spending. NC ranks 37th in teacher pay and 39th in the nation for per-pupil spending. With your vote, I will lead.
While law enforcement maintains legitimacy and accountability to their community, we should trust them.
The shores of NC should be off-limits to off-shore drilling because it puts our environment at risk.
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