North Carolina voters cast their ballots Tuesday on six constitutional amendments, deciding on everything from voter identification to income taxes.
Earls previously worked as an attorney and civil rights advocate for 30 years. She founded the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, worked in the U.S. Department of Justice during the Clinton administration and worked on the U.S. Supreme Court case Covington v. North Carolina, in which the Supreme Court decided North Carolina's legislative districts to be unconstitutional gerrymandering.
Valerie Foushee, an advocate for education funding, the protection of the environment and the legalization of medical marijuana, has secured a third term serving Orange and Chatham county.
The Town's preparations are in full swing with Halloween-themed planetarium shows, food trucks and safety strategies for Franklin Street.
Republicans have had power in both houses, making it hard for Democrats to move forward on environmental, education and voting policy. Rob Schofield, director of NC Policy Watch, says Democrats will be energized for the midterms due to polarization around President Donald Trump.
“It’s not natural, it’s not green, it’s not clean and it certainly won’t be cheap. It is the last gasp and grasp of the entire fossil fuel industry.”
Towns across North Carolina are struggling to purify their drinking water after flooding caused the discharge of organic matter into major waterways.