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- A seat ready for a Democratic woman
- A fierce champion for working Tarheel women and families
- A crowded primary that will decide the election
The chance to return a Democratic woman to the Tarheel House delegation
State Representative Alma Adams has spent nearly three decades fighting for women and families in and around North Carolina. And with the nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, she’s ready to take her brand of no-nonsense leadership to Congress – and bring a woman’s perspective to the Tarheel state’s currently all-male Democratic House delegation. North Carolina hasn’t sent a new Democratic woman to the House since the 1992 election of former Rep. Eva Clayton – and Alma’s strong record of leadership on choice, equality, education and the environment make her a worthy successor to Rep. Clayton’s legacy.
A longtime fighter for women, teachers, and working families
The first African American ever elected to the Greensboro County School Board, Alma vigorously promoted quality education for all students. She continued that advocacy during ten terms in the state House, spearheading legislation to boost funds for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and provide nutritious breakfasts in schools, while supporting increased pay for teachers. A working mother of two, Alma pioneered the Displaced Homemakers Bill and successfully spearheaded the state’s first minimum wage increase in nine years.
A crowded field in a heavily Democratic district
This campaign will be all about the primary, which is already crowded. Alma could face as many as six opponents in a primary election likely to be held in spring of 2014. Alma is currently one of only two candidates currently polling above double digits – but she’ll need our help to win the special primary for this heavily Democratic seat.
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