Rep. Adams' October in Review
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 wrote congressional leadership to make sure HBCUs are a part of any COVID-19 relief package.
Postal Service Reform
· 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.
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.
· 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.