‘We’re one state, and we’re all in this together’: Conversations with NC lawmakers on bipartisan partnership amid COVID-19
As North Carolina faces the challenge of COVID-19, it’s crucial that our elected officials work across party lines to help protect the health of all people, and the health of our democracy.
Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause NC, is hosting a series of conversations with members of the NC General Assembly about how lawmakers can work in a bipartisan partnership during this health crisis – and ensure every eligible voter is able to safely and securely cast a ballot in this year’s election.
“We’re one state, and we’re all in this together,” said Rep. Jon Hardister, a Republican from Guilford County.
Links to each of the interviews are below. Check back for more in the coming days. And you can also see recommendations from Common Cause NC on how our state can protect our elections amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Episode 1: Rep. Jon Hardister (R-Guildford) and Rep. Brian Turner (D-Buncombe)
Episode 2: Rep. Chuck McGrady (R-Henderson) and Rep. Robert Reives (D-Chatham, Durham)
Episode 3: Rep. Ashton Clemmons (D-Guilford) and Rep. Craig Horn (R-Union)
Episode 4: Rep. Susan Fisher (D-Buncombe) and Rep. John Fraley (R-Iredell)
“I want to avoid what I saw happen in Wisconsin – a partisan fight over how a vote is done." Thanks to @ChuckMcGrady (R) & @electreives (D) for a great discussion on working together to protect our election amid #COVID19. More: https://t.co/ACLxcPQgQm #ncpol pic.twitter.com/3ruO5paHCr
— CommonCauseNC (@CommonCauseNC) April 9, 2020