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RALEIGH, NC – With less than two weeks until Election Day and more than 2.7 million North Carolinians already making their voices heard through the ballot box, Cal traveled across North Carolina virtually and safely in person to engage with North Carolinians. Cal listened to the issues important to them and discussed what’s at stake this election.
Here’s a recap from this week:
On Tuesday, Cal traveled with the North Carolina Democratic Party Bus Tour to Orange County to encourage North Carolinians to vote.
Cal then traveled to Matthew’s Chocolates in Hillsborough, where he met with the owner Matthew Shepard, who talked with Cal about the struggles of keeping a small business open safely during the COVID-19 crisis.
On Tuesday, Cal joined Tiffany Muller, the President and Executive Director of End Citizens United and End Citizens United Action Fund. Tiffany and Cal discussed campaign finance reform and Cal’s plan to take on corruption in Washington.
On Wednesday, Cal visited Pender Sharp’s farm in Wilson County.
Cal and Pender discussed the impact of tariffs on North Carolina farms, how the pandemic has taken a toll on his farm and other farms across the state and the importance of agriculture to North Carolina’s economic growth.
Pender said: “Any decision that Donald Trump made that was bad for eastern North Carolina, Tillis supported him lock-step. We need a Senator that stands up to both parties for what’s good for eastern North Carolina, North Carolina as a whole. Cal Cunningham will do that. Thom Tillis did not.”
With the pending nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, who has a questionable record on LGTBQ+ rights, Cal joined an event with the Human Rights Campaign, Equality NC, and the LGBTQ+ Democrats of NC to discuss protecting rights for all North Carolinians in the U.S. Senate.
And Wednesday night, Cal joined the Greensboro Men’s Club, the Young Democrats of Mecklenburg County, and the Young Democrats of Gaston County to talk about what’s at stake in this election and their work to get out the vote.
On Thursday, Cal traveled to Carolina Beach for breakfast with Bev and Scott Veals, to discuss how health care is on the ballot. Dr. Kyle Horton and Leslie Cohen, Candidates for New Hanover County Commissioner, and Marcia Morgan, Candidate for House District 19 also joined the conversation.
Bev, a three-time cancer survivor, who was dismissed by Tillis’ office in September when she called about concerns over health care coverage, spoke Thursday morning on the importance of the Affordable Care Act in her cancer fight.
On Thursday night, Cal joined the Young Democrats of UNC Chapel Hill, his alma mater and the Appalachian State College Democrats to discuss what issues are top of mind for college students and encourage get out the vote efforts.
In the final stretch of this campaign, Cal will continue to travel and meet with North Carolinians to continue fulfilling his commitment to listen first and be a Senator for all North Carolinians.