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Rep. Adams' October in Review

Oct 31, 2020
Press Release
Highlights include fighting for Charlotte workers, a plan to reform the Postal Service, and the second annual HBCU Day

CHARLOTTE – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) had a busy October representing Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Here are the highlights:


·         Adams fought for economic relief for Charlotte's struggling airline workers.

·         Adams continued to push OSHA to do a better job protecting American workers.

·         Adams wrote congressional leadership to make sure HBCUs are a part of any COVID-19 relief package.

Postal Service Reform

·         Rep. Adams was published in the Harvard Law School Journal on Legislation.

Higher Education

·         Adams hosted the second annual (and first virtual) HBCU Day. Across platforms (Zoom, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter) over 1,000 people participated.

·         Adams' work as co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus have made the schools a priority in the 2020 campaign.

·         The HBCU Caucus' Partnership Challenge has accelerated private investment and interest in HBCUs.

·         Adams' editorial on the importance of HBCUs was published in QCity Metro, the Afro, and the Milwaukee Courier.

Honoring Legends

·         Adams spoke on the House floor in honor of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her former North Carolina General Assembly colleagues, Sen. Katie Dorsett and Mary McAllister.

Voting and Elections

·         Adams hosted a "Voting in 2020" town hall to help 12th District residents answer their questions about voting.

·         Adams joined members of the NC delegation to urge Facebook to stop misleading political ads on both sides.

Trump Administration

·         Adams opposed Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court, stating "There is nothing in this appointment for the vast majority of Americans except for pain and suffering."

·         Adams expressed concern with the Trump Administration's decision to end the census count early.

·         Adams called on the Department of Labor to stop a proposed rule that would harm women in the workplace.

Military and Veterans

·         Adams hosted a Military Service Academy Day for prospective officers.