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About the state
U.S. House Delegation
In 2018, Democrats in North Carolina broke Republicans’ veto-proof supermajority in the state legislature. Since then, Governor Roy Cooper has been able to use his veto to protect voting rights, prevent GOP efforts to manipulate public school curricula, and protect protestors. This fall, a critical U.S. Senate race will share the ballot with state legislative races where Democrats are attempting to expand their caucus, and key competitive Congressional races.
Target Races in North Carolina
Our primary objectives in North Carolina are to 1) flip the U.S. Senate seat, 2) build Democratic power in the state legislature, and 3) win competitive U.S. House elections, including NC-01 and NC-13.
What's at stake
Voting rights. Voting rights are under attack in North Carolina. The state has some of the country’s worst discriminatory voter ID laws and a history of partisan and racial gerrymandering. North Carolina Republicans continue to introduce legislation with the intent to limit voting rights, including bills to make it harder to vote by mail. Electing more Democrats to the state legislature in the midterms will help shape the state’s election laws and protect the right to vote in future elections.
Health care. North Carolina is one of only 12 states that has not expanded Medicaid and has the 7th highest uninsured rate. The state’s Republican-controlled legislature continues to reject funding for Medicaid expansion. Flipping the state legislature would give North Carolina a chance to expand Medicaid, which would give health insurance coverage to more than 370,000 adults in the state.
Infrastructure. Ninety-three percent of taps at every licensed child care center in North Carolina had detectable levels of lead in their water. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that President Biden signed into law last year will help deliver clean drinking water and eliminate lead pipes. Infrastructure funding will also help fix the state’s roadways—despite being known as “The Good Roads State,” North Carolina has more than 3,116 miles of highway in poor condition and 1,460 bridges in need of updating. This funding will also expand high-speed internet to rural areas, particularly beneficial in rural western North Carolina where mountainous terrains make connectivity more sparse.
What's at stake facts updated April, 2022