Terri believes that we need an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top – that’s why she’ll go to Raleigh and fight for working families.
The cost of living is going up, schools are underfunded, and health care costs are out of control. But politicians like Joyce Krawiec care more about helping their contributors. Terri LeGrand will take on the special interests in Raleigh to fight for working families.
As Senator, Terri will:
- Create thousands of good-paying jobs in the health care industry. Terri supports Medicaid expansion, which would grow our economy by $4 billion dollars and create over 37,000 new jobs by 2022.
- Stop corporate handouts. Raleigh politicians like Joyce Krawiec put their wealthy contributors first. Joyce Krawiec raked in thousands in contributions from Duke Energy’s PAC, but voted to leave North Carolinians with the bill for Duke’s $8 billion toxic coal ash spill. Terri LeGrand isn’t taking a dime in corporate PAC money.
- Invest in education and job training programs. Our teachers are working two or more jobs just to make ends meet – all while spending roughly $500 out of pocket to make sure their students have classroom supplies. While Joyce Krawiec brags about raising teacher pay, teachers have said that her $350 bonus before taxes is not enough, and Governor Cooper described the pay raise as inadequate. Terri LeGrand supports fully funding our public schools and wants to ensure that North Carolina teachers are paid fair, competitive wages. Terri knows that college isn’t the path for everyone, which is why she supports job training programs in every community. Terri supports Governor Cooper’s Finish Line Grants Program, Governor Cooper’s NC Job Ready initiative and investing in trade schools through community colleges.
- Support small business. North Carolina needs to prioritize small businesses over big corporations. After COVID-19 hit, small businesses and their employees took a hit. Terri will fight to make sure that small businesses can afford to stay open by expanding programs like Governor Cooper’s Job Retention Grant Program. This program is designed to help employers keep employees on the payroll. Terri will also work to make sure small businesses have equal access to the working capital needed to fund their operations.
- Restore unemployment benefits. In 2013, North Carolina Republicans cut unemployment benefits to some of the lowest in the nation. With millions out of work and with small businesses closing down, Terri will fight in Raleigh to restore unemployment benefits and make sure that North Carolinians receive the support they need to find a new, good paying job.
- Lift up every community. By creating jobs that pay a fair wage, addressing structural inequality and inequity, fighting for working families, investing in affordable housing and tackling poverty – Terri LeGrand will fight to lift up every community in the 31st District.