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Congresswoman Alma Adams

Representing the 12th District of North Carolina


Local Issues

Local issues in the District will always be the primary concern of Congresswoman Adams. She takes her duties as the U.S. Representative of North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District very seriously. Whether she is securing federal funding for district schools or health care institutions, or fighting for a living wage and affordable taxes for her constituents, she will always put the needs of the 12th District first, and be its advocate in the House of Representatives.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to her District offices in Charlotte and Greensboro, or to her DC office with any concerns that you would like Congresswoman Adams to address.

Local issues in the District will always be my primary concern. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our District or DC offices with any concerns that you may have.

For more information concerning my work to support our community, please contact our office. Thank you.

More on Local Issues

Jun 16, 2017 In The News

Days after the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out three North Carolina plans for voter districts, the state’s three Democratic members of Congress are asking state Republican leaders to adopt independent redistricting.

Reps. Alma Adams, G.K. Butterfield and David Price also asked legislative leaders to avoid any new voter ID law after the high court last month declined to review a lower court ruling that found the state’s 2013 ID law unconstitutional.

Jun 16, 2017 In The News

It’s not just President Donald Trump trying to cut back on food stamps.

Months before Trump submitted a federal budget that would ax $193 billion from the benefits program, Florida lawmakers earlier this year tried – and failed – to cut money from the state’s share of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, pushing legislation that would have cut off all but the neediest families.

Jun 16, 2017 In The News

The United States is leaving an international agreement aimed at lowering greenhouse gases.

“I am fighting every day for the great people of this country,” President Donald Trump said during a speech at the White House Thursday afternoon. “Therefore, in order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord.”

Here’s how the agreement works and what U.S. withdrawal means:

What is the Paris climate agreement?

Jun 16, 2017 In The News

HUNTERSVILLE – The town’s Memorial Day ceremony started at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 29.

Mayor John Aneralla was the master of ceremonies for the event, which featured words from U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams, Commander Joe Reale of American Legion Post 321 and others.

The ceremony also included the laying of a wreath, performances from members of the Central Piedmont Community Chorus, the folding of the American flag by cadets of the North Mecklenburg High School JROTC and the playing of “Taps.”

Jun 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) released the statement after a gunman opened fire on a practice for the Congressional Baseball game.

 “Today’s shooting is a tragic reminder of the rising animosity and tensions in our country”, said Congresswoman Adams.

“Each year we come together for a bipartisan baseball game to benefit local charities and spread goodwill. This shooting is a wakeup call to all us: we must continue this bipartisan spirit off of the field and into the halls of Congress to heal our partisan divide.

Jun 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—This week, the Adams Hunger Coalition sponsored their second quarterly meeting of the year to discuss increased community engagement and the need for ongoing economic development in impoverished areas of Mecklenburg County. Meeting participants highlighted the work their organizations are doing to combat food insecurity in Mecklenburg County and asked for continued support from local elected officials. This meeting was hosted by Mecklenburg County.

Jun 7, 2017 Press Release


Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) led a letter, signed by Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Congressman David Price (NC-04), to the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives Tim Moore and Senate Pro Tempore Phil Berger urging them to increase access to the ballot box by establishing an independent redistricting commission and refraining from creating any new voter ID laws that contribute to voter suppression.

Jun 5, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, NC—Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) announced that North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District has been awarded $920,000 in affordable housing funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta), one of the 11 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System.

Jun 1, 2017 Press Release

Charlotte, NC –Following Memorial Day, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12), Vice-Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee, today announced the introduction of new legislation aimed at helping more veterans become small business owners.  The Veteran’s Small Business Tax Credit Act of 2017 would provide a tax credit of up to $12,000 for veteran-owned businesses during their first two years of operation.

May 24, 2017 Op-Ed

As a professional artist, curator and college art professor, I’ve witnessed firsthand the importance of the arts and the humanities. They play a vital role in modeling our perspectives and enriching our lives. The arts and humanities are not just a tool for personal expression or a way to mark celebrations, but they challenge our perceptions of society. The arts and humanities inspire, challenge, and expand our minds. They encourage us to think critically and allow us to experience the world through someone else’s reality.